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Windows OpenVPN Manual Configuration

Windows 7/8/10:

 

  1. Download and install the latest version of the OpenVPN client from OpenVPN Community Downloads.
    • You will need to scroll down to locate the download links for your operating system.
    • Do not use the "Get OPENVPN" link at the top right as this will take you to the wrong product.
    • Make sure to allow the TAP drivers to install when you receive the pop-up later on during the installation.
  2. Download the OpenVPN server configuration files here: https://privado.io/apps/ovpn_configs.zip
  3. Open the location you saved the ovpn_config.zip file, then extract the files for later use.
  4. Run the OpenVPN GUI as Administrator by right-clicking the OpenVPN GUI shortcut and clicking 'Run as administrator'.
  5. Right-click the OpenVPN status icon on the bottom right of your taskbar to open the OpenVPN GUI menu.
  6. Select 'Import file...' and navigate to and open the .ovpn file of your choice that you extracted earlier. You will see a popup that says 'File imported successfully.', just click 'OK'.
  7. Once again, right-click the OpenVPN status icon and choose connect.
    • If you have multiple servers imported, you will connect to a server by hovering over the server and clicking the connect option that appears in the new menu.
  8. Enter your Privado username and password when prompted and click OK.
    • You can check the "Save Password" box to remember your password for future connections.
  9. You should now be connected to the VPN. 
    • You can view that you are connected by right-clicking the OpenVPN GUI status icon in the bottom right of your taskbar and seeing that there is a check mark next to the server you connected to.
    • If you run into any issues, please contact our support team through our support center.

 

Note: The OpenVPN files correspond with airport codes to shorten file names. More info can be found here.

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