[Fresh & Dedicated VPN] Windows Vista - VPN Setup - OpenVPN setup guide [IPBurger] (Not Recommended)
OpenVPN is an opensource VPN client which is efficient and lightweight. OpenVPN makes it easy for you to use VPN on your computer. A click to connect and again a click to disconnect. We recommend you to upgrade your system to Windows 7+ version to use a premium, feature-rich software 'Viscosity' for a smoother experience.
Overview of the guide:
- Downloading and Installing OpenVPN client software
- Downloading your IP Profile
- Import your VPN profile into the software
- Test your VPN connection
- Using Multiple IPs with OpenVPN
- Using Kill Switch
Step by step guide
1) Downloading and Installing OpenVPN client software
At IPBurger, we are using OpenVPN protocol to serve IPs to our users. OpenVPN is the most secure protocol for VPN. To connect using OpenVPN protocol, we use OpenVPN client software. This software, is very light (around 1.9 MB) and uses very low amount system resources. It is the best option for users, who are looking for a light VPN software.
Download OpenVPN client software: For Windows Vista
Once downloaded, open the .exe file and the first screen should look like this. Click 'Next'.
It will show up their Terms & Conditions. Click on 'I Agree' to move ahead.
In the 'Select components to install', keep it as it is and click on 'Next' as shown below.
Now, specify the path where you want to install the software. Ideally you should keep the default one as it is. Now, click on 'Install'
It will show the logs of installation process. Once done, click on 'Next'.
Now, this is the final step of the installation. You can uncheck "Show Readme" option and click on 'Finish'
In your system tray, confirm that OpenVPN GUI is running, as shown in the screenshot below. If it is not showing up there, go to start menu, search for OpenVPN and open the software.
Great! You have successfully installed the OpenVPN software. Using this software in combination with the VPN profile that we will download in the second step, we will connect with IPBurger.
Note: Please do not open the OVPN file ( [dedicated-ip].ovpn ) with any software, just leave it as it is.
2) Downloading your IP Profile
Every IP that you purchased from us, generates a VPN profile. To connect to your purchased IP, we make use of this VPN profile. Here you will see how to download your VPN profile, and save it for later use.
Open your internet browser, go to http://secure.ipburger.com, and log in into your account.
Once you are logged in, click on 'Services' box, that mentions the number of your active IP services.
Click on the IP service which you want to set up on your computer.
Click on the green button that says 'Download your VPN profile'.
This will download the file as shown here for Google Chrome browser.
Please navigate to the folder as shown below and ensure that your IP profile file is there. The name of the file HAS to be [assigned-ip].ovpn, as you can see in the screenshot below. Do not open the file and let it be as it is.
Great! Now you have your IP profile file with you, saved in your downloads folder. We will use this file in the later steps.
3) Import your VPN profile into the software
Now we will use the VPN profile that we downloaded in the second step, import it into the OpenVPN software, and we are ready to connect.
Right click on the OpenVPN GUI icon in the bottom tray as shown below.
Navigate to the folder where you have your IP profile. Click the profile and click 'Open'.
Great! Now you are ready to connect and use the VPN service.
To connect Right Click on OpenVPN tray icon again and hover over the IP you want to connect. Now, click Connect.
Once connected, you will see that the OpenVPN icon in the tray has turned green, and it shows 'Connected'.
Awesome! Now you are connected to the internet using your IP purchased from IPBurger.
Go to https://www.ipburger.com and confirm your public IP address and the country of the IP address.
4) Test your VPN connection
After you are connected with the VPN, we recommend that you run all the tests given here: How to test if your VPN connection is fully secured? - IP and DNS leak tests
5) Using Multiple IPs with OpenVPN
Many of our users have more than one service registered with us. It is possible and is easy to use multiple IPs on a single device.
Let's see how.
Process to import the second IP profile into the OpenVPN software is similar to that of importing the first one. Once you import the second profile, it should look like this:
Now, you can connect any one of these IPs at a time.
Using multiple user accounts
Some of our clients prefer creating multiple user accounts on the computer and use one IP from each user account. If you are doing so, please make sure you manually disconnect from one IP before you log out of the user account and log into another one and connect to another IP.
6) Using Kill Switch with OpenVPN
There is a high risk of suspensions on stealth accounts, if you real IP is ever revealed to them. That's why we use a dedicated IP provided by a VPN service, such as IPBurger. We all know how flaky the internet is sometimes, and in such cases, the VPN might keep disconnecting/reconnecting. When it happens, you might connect with the internet with with your real IP address.
To avoid such risks of IP leaks, killswitch is necessary. A killswitch blocks you from accessing the internet temporarily if you are accidentally disconnected from the VPN. You can follow the guide here to use Kill Switch along with OpenVPN.
If you have issues following the guide, or you are unable to connect, you can always reach out to us at [email protected]
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