VPNDocs-OpenVPN-Windows8

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OpenVPN for Windows 7 & 8

This document assumes you already have the OpenVPN Client for Windows installed. If you do not have it installed, you can download it from [link1 link1] or [link2 link2]. Once the client is installed, follow these steps.

1. Right click the OpenVPN GUI icon on your Desktop and select Run as Administrator.

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2. Windows will prompt you to authorize changes be made to your computer. Select Yes.

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3. The OpenVPN GUI icon will appear in your tray.

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4. Right click the OpenVPN .ovpn config file provided by FoxyProxy Support. Select Copy from the alt context menu.

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5. Open Windows Explorer by hitting Windows Key + E. Browse to Program Files (x86) > OpenVPN > config, right click in the folder window, and select Paste.

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6. Click Continue to authorize writing the config file into this directory.

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7. Right click on the OpenVPN icon in the tray and select Connect.

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8. The OpenVPN connection status log window will open and prompt you for your username and password. Enter the credentials provided to you in your welcome e-mail, then click OK.

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9. You'll know the connection was successful because you'll see a status message stating "Successful ARP flush on interface" at the bottom of the log. The status window will then close soon after.

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10. You may see a status bubble appear from the tray icon indicating a successful connection to the OpenVPN server.

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11. Test browsing to http://www.whatismyipaddress.com to confirm your IP address is that of the OpenVPN server.