Setting Up PPTP L2TP & SSTP VPN on Windows 7 .. Seven
Setting up VPN access on Windows 7 machines is fairly simple.
Here you will find the instruction for setting up the VPN connection on your Windows Seven machine. We start with Windows 7 PPTP VPN guide followed by the Windows 7 L2TP IPsec VPN guide and then SSTP VPN. Once the Win 7 PPTP VPN connection is configured, you can return to it and do some changes in order to switch to L2TP IPSEC VPN or SSTP VPN. This may be required if you have issues connecting to our service in countries with heavy censorship susch as Iran, China, Oman, UAE etc.
It is very important to note that when creating the VPN, please do not leave it set on "Automatic." You will have specify PPTP or L2TP IPsec or SSTP (Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol). If you do not, the connection will fail to connect to our servers.
Windows Seven PPTP VPN Configuration ----> L2TP & SSTP guide further down
1. Open the Control Panels on Windows Vista. See screenshot
2. Click on “Network and Internet”. Double click to open it. See screenshot
3. Next, click on “Network and sharing center.” as shown in the image See screenshot
4. Click on “Set up a new connection or Network.” See screenshot
5. On the next screen (Choose the connection type), click on “Connect to a workplace” then click “Next.” See screenshot
6. If asked to use an existing connection select 'No, create a new connection'. Now click 'Use my Internet connection (VPN) See screenshot
7. In the text box labelled 'Internet address' type the IP address provided in the welcome email. In the text box labelled 'Destination name' give it a name such as vpnaccounts.com. This is the name of the connection, and will show up in the "Connect to a network" screen when we're done. Make sure that the checkbox labelled "Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later" (hilighted in yellow) is checked. You can also put a check at "allow other people to use this connection" Then click the "Next" button. See screenshot
8. Enter your username and password that was sent to you in the welcome email. You can aslo click "Remember this Password" to save your password as part of the connection. Click create! Click the "Close" button to return to the "Network and Internet" screen! See screenshot
9. The Connection is ready to use, click close.See screenshot
10. Go to the connection to check all the settings. Click onto the active connection in the task bar. See screenshot
11. Click on the connection and click connect, On the login screen click on properties. See screenshot
12. Confirm that the server IP address is correct and the click onto the 'Options' tab See screenshot
13. After clicking on the Options tab - uncheck 'Include Windows logon domain' if checked. Now click on the 'Security' tab See screenshot
14. After clicking on the Security tab. Choose the '(PPTP)' from the drop down menu See screenshot
15. Now click on the networking tab. Uncheck 'Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)' and press ok See screenshot
Windows Seven PPTP VPN is ready. To connect, simply click on the connection in the task bar and select the VPN connection. Click connect.
Windows Seven L2TP IPSEC VPN Configuration
After following all the steps above you can change you PPTP account to an L2TP IPsec account by following a few steps.
1. Open the VPN Properties , click on the "Security" tab and for “Type of VPN” Please select “L2TP/IPsec”. See screenshot
2. Next, click on the “Advanced Settings" button as shown in the image See screenshot
3. You will be asked to enter a Pre-shared Key. It is found in the welcome email See screenshot
Your L2TP IPsec VPN connection is ready for use! To connect, simply click on the connection in the task bar and select the VPN connection. Click connect.
Windows Seven SSTP VPN
This applies if you have a UK, DE, CA or all in one package!
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol is a third option if using Windows seven. It works on port 443 and if you are having trouble connecting this should solve the problem.
1. In the Properties under Security, click on the “Type of VPN” pop–up menu and select "Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)".
2. Next, click on the “General” tab and enter the SSTP domain provided in the welcome email instead of the IP.