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How To Setup Ivacy VPN on Windows 7 Manually

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Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • A Premium Ivacy VPN account. If you haven’t subscribed yet, click here to subscribe for Ivacy VPN

You can select the respective tab for the desired protocol.

Step 1

From the ‘Start’ menu, click on ‘Control Panel’

Windows 7 Start Menu

Step 2

In ‘Control Panel’ you see various icons listed under the ‘Adjust your computer’s settings’ section. Click on ‘View network status and tasks’ under the ‘Network and Internet’ icon.

Windows 7 Control Panel

Step 3

Under the ‘Change your networking settings’ section, click on ‘Set up a new connection or network’.

Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center

Step 4

A new window will open up. From that window, you have to choose a connection option. Select the ‘Connect to a workplace’ option and click ‘Next’.

Windows 7 Network Connection Setup

Step 5

A new window will open. In that particular window, you are asked a question: ‘How do you want to connect?’. There are two options given. One is ‘Use my Internet connection (VPN)’ and the other one is ‘Dial directly’. Click on ‘Use my Internet connection (VPN)’.

Windows 7 VPN Connection Setup

Step 6

Another new ‘Type the Internet address to connect to’  window will open up. This window provides you with two blank spaces. You are required to give an ‘Internet address’ and a ‘Destination name’.

In the ‘Internet address’ field, you should provide a server name that you desire to use. (the list of all server addresses can be found here).

In the ‘Destination name’ field you should type, ‘Ivacy PPTP’.

Check ‘Allow other people to use this connection’ option and ‘Don’t connect now, just set it up so I can connect later’ option.

Leave ‘Use a smart card’ option unchecked. Click ‘Next’.

Windows 7 VPN Connection Setup

Step 7

Now, the ‘Type your username and password’ window will open up.

In the ‘Username’ field, you should type the username / email.

In ‘Password’ field, you should type the password.

Check ‘Remember this password’ option.

Leave the ‘Show characters’ option unchecked.

Click Create.

Windows 7 VPN Connection Setup

Step 8

This time, ‘The connection is now ready to use’ window will open up. Don’t click on ‘Connect now’ option. Click on ‘Close’.

Windows 7 VPN Connection Setup

Step 9

Return to ‘Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Sharing Center’. On the left, there is a side bar. Under the ‘Control Panel Home’ section, click on ‘Change adapter settings’ option.

Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center

Step 10

Right click on the ‘Ivacy PPTP’ icon. Click on ‘Properties’.

Windows 7 Network Connections

Step 11

A dialog box will open up. Click on ‘Security’ tab.

Under the ‘Security tab’, you should select the ‘Type of VPN’ from a dropdown menu.

Select ‘Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)’.

Leave all the other settings as they are.

Select ‘Allow these protocols’ option.

Check ‘Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)’ option, and Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2) option. Leave the other options, ‘Unencrypted Password (PAP)’ and ‘Automatically use my Windows logon name and password, (and domain, if any)’, unchecked.

Ivacy VPN Connection Properties

Step 12

Go to ‘Networking’ tab.

Uncheck ‘Internet Protocol (TCP / IPV6)’ option; and ‘File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks’ option.

Keep the other two options; ‘Internet Protocol (TCP / IPV4)’ and ‘Client for Microsoft Networks’ checked.

Click ‘OK’.

Ivacy VPN Connection Properties

Step 13

In adapter settings, you will see ‘Ivacy PPTP’ icon. Double click on that particular icon.

Windows 7 Network Connections

Step 14

A new window will open up. Type in the ‘Username / Email’ and ‘Password’ in the two fields and Click Connect.

Ivacy VPN Connection Dialer

Step 1

From the ‘Start’ menu, click on ‘Control Panel’.

Windows 7 Start Menu

Step 2

In ‘Control Panel’ you see various icons. Click on ‘View network status and tasks’ under the ‘Network and Internet’ icon.

Windows 7 Control Panel

Step 3

Under the ‘Change your networking settings’ icon, click on ‘Set up a new connection or network’.

Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center

Step 4

A new window will open up. From that window, you have to choose a connection option. Select the ‘Connect to a workplace’ option and click ‘Next’.

Windows 7 Network Connection Setup

Step 5

A new window will open. In that particular window, you are asked a question: ‘How do you want to connect?’. There are two options given. One is ‘Use my Internet connection (VPN)’ and the other one is ‘Dial directly’. Click on ‘Use my Internet connection (VPN)’.

Windows 7 VPN Connection Setup

Step 6

Another new ‘Type the Internet address to connect to’  window will open up. This window provides you with two blank spaces. You are required to give an ‘Internet address’ and a ‘Destination name’.

In the ‘Internet address’ field, you should provide a server name that you desire to use. (the list of all server addresses can be found here).

In the ‘Destination name’ field you should type, ‘Ivacy L2TP’.

Check ‘Allow other people to use this connection’ option and ‘Don’t connect now, just set it up so I can connect later’ option.

Leave ‘Use a smart card’ option unchecked. Click ‘Next’.

Windows 7 VPN Connection Setup

Step 7

Now, the ‘Type your username and password’ window will open up.

In the ‘Username’ field, you should type the username / email.

In ‘Password’ field, you should type the password.

Check ‘Remember this password’ option.

Leave the ‘Show characters’ option unchecked.

Click Create.

Windows 7 VPN Connection Setup

Step 8

This time, ‘The connection is now ready to use’ window will open up. Don’t click on ‘Connect now’ option. Click on ‘Close’.

Windows 7 VPN Connection Setup

Step 9

Return to ‘Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Sharing Center’. On the left, there is a side bar. Under the ‘Control Panel Home’ section, click on ‘Change adapter settings’ option.

Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center

Step 10

Right click on the ‘Ivacy L2TP’ icon and click on ‘Properties’.

Windows 7 Network Connections

Step 11

A dialog box will open up. Click on ‘Security’ tab.

Under the ‘Security tab’, you should select the ‘Type of VPN’ from a dropdown menu.

Select ‘Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) with IPSec’.

Select ‘Allow these protocols’ option.

Check ‘Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)’ option, and Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2) option. Leave the other options, ‘Unencrypted Password (PAP)’ and ‘Automatically use my Windows logon name and password, (and domain, if any)’, unchecked.

Ivacy VPN Connection Properties

Step 12

Click on ‘Advanced Settings’ tab, just below the ‘Type of VPN’ dropdown menu.

Ivacy VPN L2TP Connection Properties

Step 13

A new window ‘L2TP’  will open up. In that particular window, check the option, ‘Use preshared key for authentication.’ In the ‘Key’ field, type ‘12345678’. Keep the other option, ‘Use certificate for authentication’ unchecked. Click ‘OK’.

Ivacy VPN L2TP Advanced Properties

Step 14

Go to ‘Networking’ tab.

Uncheck ‘Internet Protocol (TCP / IPV6)’ option; and ‘File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks’ option.

Keep the other two options; ‘Internet Protocol (TCP / IPV4)’ and ‘Client for Microsoft Networks’ checked.

Click ‘OK’.

Ivacy VPN Connection Properties

Step 15

In Network Connections, you will see ‘Ivacy L2TP’ icon. Double click on that particular icon.

Windows 7 Network Connections

Step 16

A new window will open up. Type in the ‘Username / Email’ and ‘Password’ in the two fields provided. 

Ivacy VPN Connection Dialer

Step 17

Click Connect.

Step 1

Right click on ‘LAN Network’ / ‘WiFi’ icon on the taskbar of your system. Click on ‘Network Sharing Center’.

Windows 7 Desktop

Step 2

Under the ‘Change your network settings’ section, click on ‘Set up a new connection or network’.

Windows 7 Network & Sharing Center

Step 3

In the ‘Choose a connection option’ window, click on ‘Connect to a workplace’ option. Then click ‘Next’.

Set Up a Connection or Network

Step 4

The ‘How do you want to connect?’ window will open up. Select ‘Use my internet connection (VPN)’ option.

Windows 7 Workplace Connection

Step 5

A new window will open up. In this ‘Type the internet address to connect to’ window, you are provided with two empty fields. In the ‘Internet address’ field, type the name of the server (Ivacy server list) that you want to use. For instance, usla1.dns2use.com. In the ‘Destination name’ field, you should write ‘Ivacy SSTP’. Keep ‘Allow other people to use this connection’ and ‘Don’t connect now, just set up so I can connect later’ checkboxes, checked. Keep the ‘Use a smart card’ checkbox, unchecked. Hit ‘Next’.

Ivacy VPN Connection on Windows 7

Step 6

In the ‘Type your username / email and password’ window. Keep the ‘Remember this password’ checkbox, checked. Then click on ‘Create’.

Ivacy VPN Windows 7 SSTP

Step 7

In ‘The connection is ready to use’ window, hit ‘Close’.

VPN on Windows 7

Step 8

Go back to ‘Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center’. On the left hand side, you can see ‘Control Panel Home’. Click on ‘Change adapter settings’.

Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center

Step 9

Right click on ‘Ivacy SSTP’ set up icon. Then click on ‘Properties’.

Windows 7 VPN Properties

Step 10

A new window will open up. Go to ‘Security’ tab. From the ‘Type of VPN’ dropdown menu, select the ‘Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)’. From the ‘Data encryption’ dropdown menu, you should select the encryption method that you desire to use. Keep the ‘Unencrypted password’ and ‘Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain, if any)’ options, unchecked. Do check the ‘Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)’ and ‘Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2)’ checkboxes.

Windows 7 VPN Protocols Selection

Step 11

Go to ‘Networking’ tab. Uncheck ‘Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)’ and ‘File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks’. Keep the other two options, ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)’ and ‘Client for Microsoft Networks’, checked. Click ‘OK’.

Windows 7 VPN Settings

Step 12

Double click on the ‘Ivacy SSTP’ icon. A new window ‘Connect Ivacy SSTP’ will open up. Type-in the ‘Username / Email’ and ‘Password’ in the respective fields. Check the option, ‘Save this username and password for the following users’. Click the ‘Me only’ button. Click on ‘Connect’.

Ivacy VPN Windows 7 SSTP

Installing IvacyVPN OpenVPN

Step 1

You must first download and install OpenVPN installer for Windows 7. You can download the installer from here. (Click here to Download File).

Step 2

Right click on ‘OpenVPN installer’ icon. Click on ‘Properties’.

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Step 3

Navigate to ‘General’ tab. Hit ‘Unblock’, ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’.

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Step 4

Double click again on ‘OpenVPN installer’ icon. You can also right click on ‘OpenVPN installer’ and select ‘Open’ option.

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Step 5

The ‘User Account Control’ dialog box will open up. Click ‘Yes’ to begin installation.

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Step 6

The ‘OpenVPN setup Wizard’ window will open up. Hit ‘Next’ button.

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Step 7

Now, click on ‘I Agree’ button.

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Step 8

A new window will open up. Click on ‘Next’ button.

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Step 9

The ‘Choose Install Location’ window will open up. Click on ‘Install’ button. The installation process will begin.

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Step 10

Once the installation process finishes, click ‘Next’ button. In case the ‘Windows Security’ dialog box opens up, check ‘Always trust software from Ivacy Limited’ checkbox. Hit the ‘Install’ button.

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Step 11

Uncheck the ‘Show Readme’ checkbox. Hit the ‘Finish’ button.

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Connect to IvacyVPN OpenVPN

Step 12

Right click on ‘OpenVPN GUI’ icon. Click on ‘Run as administrator’ option.

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Step 13

The ‘User Account Control’ dialog box will open up. Hit the ‘Yes’ button.

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Step 14

From the ‘System Tray’, click on ‘OpenVPN’ icon. Select the desired server, you want to use. Select ‘Connect’.

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Step 15

The ‘OpenVPN User Authentication’ dialog box will open up. Type your ‘username / email’ and ‘password’ in the respective fields. Hit ‘OK’ button.

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Step 16

Wait for a while. After a few minutes, the ‘IvacyVPN OpenVPN’ connection will be established.

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Step 17

You are now connected to Ivacy VPN OpenVPNA new ‘Select a Location for Network’ window will open up. Select ‘Public Network’ option.

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Step 18

The ‘Network location is now Public’ window will open up. Hit the ‘Close’ button.

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Enjoy privacy with Ivacy! 

To Disconnect

Step 19

Navigate to ‘System Tray’ and right click on it. Go to the ‘connected server’, and select ‘Disconnect’.

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To Save Account Details

Step 20

Go to ‘System Tray’ and right click on it. Select the ‘server’ that you desire to use. Select the ‘Edit Config’ option.

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Step 21

A new document will open up. Add ‘pass.conf’ against the ‘auth-user-pass parameter’. Save the document.

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Step 22

Open ‘Notepad’. Write ‘username / email’ in the first line. Write ‘password’ in the second line. Save this file as ‘pass.conf’ in a folder.

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Step 23

Open the folder, where you have just saved the ‘pass.conf’ file. Navigate to ‘Tools’ tab. From the menu, select ‘Folder and search options’.

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Step 24

The ‘Folder options’ window will open up. Click on the ‘View’ tab. Uncheck the ‘Hide extensions for known file types’ checkbox. Now, click on ‘Apply’ button. Then click on ‘OK’ button.

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Step 25

Go to ‘Document Library’. Right click on the ‘pass.conf.txt’ file. Rename it.

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Step 26

Remove ‘.txt’ from the ‘pass.conf.txt’ file name. Hit ‘Enter’ key. A dialog box, ‘Are you sure you want to change it’, will open up. Click on ‘Yes’ button.

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Step 27

Open the ‘OpenVPN installation folder’ (C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config). Copy or drag the ‘pass.conf’ file into the ‘config folder’.

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Step 28

The ‘Destination Folder Access Denied’ dialog box will open up. Hit the ‘Continue’ button.

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Now your account details have been saved.

Repeat Step 20, Step 21 and Step 22 to edit all the servers.

That’s it! You have successfully configured Ivacy VPN on your Windows 7. Enjoy complete privacy with Ivacy.

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