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HOWTO: Windows | stock OpenVPN client

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HOWTO: Windows | stock OpenVPN client

Postby Graze » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:02 am

Some notes on the Windows install I did on Windows 7:

  • Follow the instructions above... I downloaded the 32 bit version ( http://swupdate.openvpn.org/community/r ... 3-i686.exe ) even though I have 64 bits, just because I find those 64 bit versions sometimes act funky. :P
  • When it had finished installing I reboot just because it's got to do network stuff... And I dunno if I had to, but whatever -- network stuff can be touchy, so why not? :)
  • Then if you look at where it installed the program, there's a "config" dir there (in my case it's here: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenVPN\config ) Copy the config file into that config directory. OpenVPN looks in there to figure out what you might want to connect to.
  • Rename the *.conf file to *.ovpn.
  • Note that you may need to be admin to copy/rename in that directory.
  • When you are ready to start "OpenVPN GUI" right click on it, and select Run as Administrator. It turns out that it seems to need Administrator level rights.


  • NOTE: I have noticed that if I don't "run as administrator", I get a subtle authorization error in the OpenVPN logs, but otherwise it appears to connect to the VPN fine, even stating in the balloon text that it's connect to some IP that is the VPN IP. Do NOT let that fool you into thinking you are actually connected without verifying.
  • Remember that your token is not what gets sent to the server. So you need to take that thing (looks like xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx or similar) and convert it to a hash and copy that in as USERNAME. Password can be blank.

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  • From there expect a magical world of unibows and raincorns. :)

That's about it. Hope it helps!

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Re: HOWTO: Windows | stock OpenVPN client

Postby VIKINGFR » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:09 am

Hello,

thanks for your explanations.

the only thing i have changed is the *.conf into *.ovpn to make the GUI working


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Re: HOWTO: Windows | stock OpenVPN client

Postby Rider » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:54 am

VIKINGFR wrote:Hello,

thanks for your explanations.

the only thing i have changed is the *.conf into *.ovpn to make the GUI working


Yes, I had to do the same as well. So heads up to newbie like me :lol:

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Re: HOWTO: Windows | stock OpenVPN client

Postby Graze » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:17 pm

^ I added the rename of the extension to the original post -- Thanks for noticing and telling me about it!
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Re: HOWTO: Windows | stock OpenVPN client

Postby cryptostorm_support » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:44 pm

I've split off Riley's post regarding an error on connection to the customer service forum, into its own thread, so it's easier for others to find. Thanks!

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