[Fresh & Dedicated VPN] Windows - VPN Setup - SoftEther [IPBurger]
SoftEther is an open-source VPN Client. The guide here has screenshots of Windows 10 OS, however, the setup procedure is very similar in Windows 7 and 8. Here are the major steps to follow in the guide:
- Downloading and Installing SoftEther
- Downloading and Importing IP Profile
- Connecting to the VPN
- Autoconnnecting IP on startup
- Test your VPN connection fully
- Kill switch
Let's take a look at them.
1. Downloading and Installing SoftEther
Visit official site and fill up the form as per your OS and click on the link to download
Once downloaded, double click on the setup to install it.
Click on Next
Select 'SoftEther VPN Client'
Check mark the terms and conditions to agree them and click on Next
Again click on Next
Select the default path shown and click on Next
Click on Finish to complete the installation.
2. Downloading and Importing IP Profile
Select the IP you want to configure.
Click on the clog icon as shown.
Scroll down in the popup and select 'SoftEther'
This will download the profile. Double click on the profile to import it.
Click Yes on the pop up box.
3. Connecting to the VPN
You will see the profile imported in the software. Right click on the IP and click on Connect.
Wait till it shows 'Connected'
4. Autoconnnecting IP on startup
With enabling auto connection, the software will connect to the IP every time you start your computer.
Right click on the IP and click on 'Set as startup connection'.
5. Test your VPN connection fully
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
6. Kill Switch
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 to the internet with your real IP address. You can setup the kill switch to block your Internet access when the VPN gets disconnected accidently by following the guide here.
If you have issues following the guide, or you are unable to connect, you can always reach out to our Customer Support Department
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