Start the installation by right-clicking on the downloaded file and selecting Run as Administrator.
Allow the installer to make changes to your computer.
A welcome screen appears. Click Next.
The license agreement for OpenVPN gets displayed. Click I Agree.
Make sure that all components are selected for installation. Click Next.
If you do not want to install OpenVPN in its default destination folder, click Browse... to define another folder.
Otherwise, just click Install.
While the installation runs, you might be asked to install components (e.g. the VPN tunnel interface driver) for which administrator permissions are needed.
Allow the installation of these files.
When the installation is completed, click Next.
A last installation dialog is shown. Uncheck Show Readme and click Finish.
Now that your OpenVPN connection works, you need to disable certain services on the VPN interface.
Move your mouse to the lower left corner and click on the Windows button to open the start menu.
Select Network and Internet.
In the left menu select VPN and then Change Adapter Options.
The list of available Network Connections is shown.
Right-click on the one with the device name TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 to open its context menu and select Properties.
On the Networking tab, uncheck all items but Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
Close the properties window by clicking OK.
The OpenVPN installer should have placed the icon OpenVPN GUI on your desktop.
OpenVPN GUI should always be run as administrator, otherwise the routing table is not set up correctly under certain circumstances.
Right-click on it and select Run as administrator.
A new item got placed in the taskbar, showing two computers with red screens.
The red screens symbolize you are not connected.
Right-click on the item and select Connect.
The OpenVPN connection window pops up.
A dialog requesting a Username and a Password is shown.
Enter your IPredator credentials and click OK.
When the connection has been established successfully, the OpenVPN connection window closes.
Notice the red screens on the OpenVPN taskbar item turned green.
If you want to save the credentials on your machine, you need to download another configuration file for this to work.
When saving passwords for OpenVPN, keep in mind that they are saved in plain text and that there is no hashing applied.
This means that everybody having access to your machine, either physically or via the network, is able to read your user name and your password.
We strongly advise to use at least an encrypted container to store your credentials.VeraCrypt or CipherShed is recommended for this purpose, although Microsoft also includes BitLocker on Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Open IPredator.auth from the Downloads folder with Notepad.
There are two lines in IPredator.auth, your user name and your password.
Replace those placeholders with your credentials.
The user name needs to be placed in the first line, the password in the second one.
Save your changes and close Notepad.
IPredator.auth needs to have proper line endings.
Add an empty line after the PASSWORD line.
To achieve this, just hit Enter twice after typing in your password.
The file must be saved in ANSII not UTF-8 format.
Copy your version of IPredator-Windows-Password-File.ovpn and IPredator.auth to the config subfolder of your OpenVPN installation like you did it before.
Right click on OpenVPN's task bar item. A context menu appears where you can choose between the two installed configurations.
The OpenVPN connection window pops up again and shows the connection log.
If you entered your credentials correctly, you should now be connected without having been asked to enter your user name and password.
Again, only save your credentials this way when you are also using at least an encrypted container to store them in!
This section is optional but improves the convenience of using OpenVPN Native client.
OpenVPN Native needs to be started with administrator privileges, which can be automated.
Right-click on the OpenVPN icon and select Properties.
In the Shortcut pane select Advanced….
Select Run as administrator and confirm with OK.
To accept the changes to your system press Apply.
Your system will prompt you to authorize this change.
Depending on the user privileges your account has, Windows may require you to confirm the action.
Everything is configured correctly and you can close the OpenVPN properties window by pressing OK.
If you experience any problem after using this guide, please check our Problem Guide and the FAQ first.
An overview of the OpenVPN settings detailing technical aspects a bit more in depth and some tweaks is available here.
This guides configuration connects your client to our OpenVPN service via UDP. As outlined in the OpenVPN settings, connecting via TCP and/or to different ports is also supported.
TCP is needed if you have to go through a HTTP proxy to reach our servers or if your provider rate-limits UDP connections on port 1194.
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