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How To Setup Ivacy VPN on Windows 8.1 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.

  1. Open “Network and Sharing Center” by clicking on Networks icon in system tray.Windows 8 Desktop - Configure VPN on Windows
  2. Now create a new connection. Network and Sharing Center on Windows 8
  3. Then Connect to a workplace by selecting it and clicking “Next”. Set Up a Connection or Network on Windows 8
  4. Connect using Internet connection (VPN). Connect to a Workplace on Windows 8
  5. In the “Internet address” field, type or paste your desired server name (the list of all server addresses can be found here).
    In the “Destination name”, you can type any name like ‘Ivacy PPTP’.
    Leave the option “Use a smart card”
    Check “Remember my credentials” if it not already selected and allow others to use this connection if you want other users to use it, otherwise leave it unchecked.
    Now click “Create”.Configure VPN PPTP on Windows 8
  6. After establishing the connection, click “Change adapter settings” in Network and Sharing Center.Network and Sharing Center on Windows 8
  7. Open Ivacy PPTP properties. Configure VPN PPTP on Windows 8
  8. Go to “Security” tab and select ‘Port to Port Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)’ from “Type of VPN” drop-down menu and select your desired encryption type. Configure VPN PPTP on Windows 8
  9. Now go to “Networking” tab and remove check from “TCP/IPv6” and “File and printer sharing” to enhance security. Windows 8 VPN iPv6 Protection
  10. Now connect with “Ivacy PPTP” with ‘username’ and ‘password’ given in the email and enjoy Privacy with Ivacy.
  1. Open “Network and Sharing Center” by clicking on Networks icon in system tray. Windows 8 Desktop - Configure VPN on Windows
  2. Now create a new connection.Network and Sharing Center on Windows 8
  3. Then Connect to a workplace by selecting it and clicking “Next”. Set Up a Connection or Network on Windows 8
  4. Connect using Internet connection (VPN).Connect to a Workplace on Windows 8
  5. In the “Internet address” field, type or paste your desired server name (the list of all server addresses can be found here).
    In the “Destination name”, you can type any name like ‘Ivacy L2TP’.
    Leave the option “Use a smart card”
    Check “Remember my credentials” if it not already selected and allow others to use this connection if you want other users to use it, otherwise leave it unchecked.
    Now click “Create”. Connect to a Workplace
  6. After establishing the connection, click “Change adapter settings” in Network and Sharing Center. Network and Sharing Center on Windows 8
  7. Open Ivacy L2TP properties. Configure VPN L2TP on Windows 8
  8. Go to “Security” tab and select “Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec)” from “Type of VPN” drop-down menu and select your desired encryption type.Ivacy VPN Properties
  9. Open “Advanced Settings”. Ivacy L2TP Protocol Selection
  10. Enter ‘12345678’ as “Pre-shared key” and click OK.Configure Ivacy VPN on Windows 8
  11. Now go to Networking tab and remove check from “TCP/IPv6” and “File and printing sharing” to enhance security.Ivacy VPN Properties
  12. Now connect with “Ivacy PPTP” with ‘username’ and ‘password’ given in the email and enjoy Privacy with Ivacy.

Step 1

On your desktop, navigate to the ‘Network’ icon. Right click on it. Click ‘Open Network and Sharing Center’.

Windows 8 Desktop - Configure VPN on Windows

Step 2

Look out for ‘Change your networking settings’ section. Hit ‘set up a new connection or network’.

Network and Sharing Center on Windows 8

Step 3

From the ‘Choose a connection option’ window, select ‘Connect to a workplace’. Hit ‘Next’.
Set Up a Connection or Network on Windows 8

Step 4

The ‘How do you want to connect’ window will open up. You should select ‘Use my internet connection (VPN)’ option.
Connect to a Workplace on Windows 8 

Step 5

In a new window, you will be required to type the ‘Internet address’ and ‘Destination name’ in the fields provided for the purpose. Insert the server name, for instance ‘usla1.dns2use.com’, in the internet address field (the list of all server addresses can be found here). Insert connection name, for instance ‘Ivacy SSTP’ in destination name field. Also, check the ‘Remember my credentials’ and ‘Allow other people to use this connection’ check-boxes. Leave the other option, unchecked. Click ‘Create’.
SSTP windows 8.1 type internet address

Step 6

Return to ‘Network Sharing Center’. Hit ‘Change adapter settings’ on the left hand side.

Network and Sharing Center on Windows 8

Step 7

Right click on the newly created ‘Ivacy SSTP’ icon. Click ‘Properties’.

Configure VPN on Windows 8

Step 8

Navigate to ‘Security’ tab. You should select ‘Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)’ from the ‘Type of VPN’ dropdown menu.
Configure VPN SSTP on Windows 8

Step 9

From the ‘Data encryption’ dropdown menu, you should select your desired encryption option. Do check the ‘Allow these protocols’ button. Check the ‘Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2)’ checkbox. Click ‘OK’.

SSTP Properties

Step 10

Navigate to ‘Networking’ tab, uncheck ‘Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)’ and ‘File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks’. Click ‘OK’.
Ivacy VPN Properties

Step 11

Now double click on ‘Ivacy SSTP’ set up icon.

Ivacy SSTP icon

Step 12

On the right hand side, you will see multiple connection icons. Click ‘Ivacy SSTP’ icon. Leave all the other settings as they are.

Ivacy SSTP connection

Step 13

Click ‘Connect’.

connect to SSTP

Step 14

Type your ‘username and password’ in the respective fields. Click ‘OK’. Wait for a while, as the system verifies your credentials. That’s it! You are now connected with Ivacy SSTP VPN. Enjoy complete privacy with Ivacy.

Ivacy Credentials for SSTP

Installing IvacyVPN OpenVPN

Step 1

First you have to download and install IvacyVPN OpenVPN installer for Windows 8. To download the OpenVPN installer, Click on this link. (Click here to Download File).   

Step 2

Right click on ‘OpenVPN installer’ icon. Click on ‘Open’ option.

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Step 3

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

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Step 4

The ‘Software License’ window will open up. Click on the ‘I Agree’ button.

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Step 5

The ‘Choose Components’ window will open up. Again click on the ‘Next’ button.

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Step 6

The ‘Choose Install Location’ window will open up. Click on the ‘Install’ button.

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Step 7

The ‘Installation Complete’ window will open up. Click on the ‘Next’ button.

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Step 8

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

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Connecting to IvacyVPN

Step 9

Right click on the ‘OpenVPN GUI’ icon and select the ‘Run as Administrator’ option. In case a ‘User Account Control’ dialog box opens up, click the ‘Yes’ button to allow the application to run.

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Step 10

Navigate to the taskbar of your desktop. Right click on the ‘OpenVPN’ icon. Select the ‘server’ that you desire to use. Select the ‘Connect’ option.

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Step 11

The ‘User Authentication’ dialog box will open up. Type-in your ‘email’ and ‘password’ in the respective fields. Click on the ‘OK’ button.

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Step 12

Wait for a while, while your IvacyVPN OpenVPN connection gets established.

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Step 13

There you go! You are now connected to OpenVPN Ivacy VPN. Enjoy privacy with Ivacy.

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Disconnecting OpenVPN

Step 14

Right click on the ‘OpenVPN’ icon, present at the taskbar of your system. Go to the ‘connected server’ and select ‘Disconnect’ option.  

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Saving Account Files

Step 15

Go to the system tray and right click on the ‘OpenVPN’ icon. Select the desired ‘server’ that you want to use. Select ‘Edit Config’ option.

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Step 16

Type ‘pass.conf’ against the ‘auth-user-pass’ parameter. ‘Save’ the file.

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Step 17

Open ‘Notepad’ file. Type your ‘email’ and ‘password’. ‘Save’ the file as ‘pass.conf’ in a folder.

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Step 18

Open the ‘folder’ where you have saved the ‘pass.conf’ file. Click on the ‘View’ tab. Check the ‘File name extensions’ checkbox. 

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Step 19

Right click on the ‘pass.conf’ file and rename it. Remove the extension ‘.txt’ from the filename. Hit the ‘Enter’ key.

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Step 20

The ‘Rename’ dialog box will open up. Hit the ‘Yes’ button.  

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Step 21

Now, open the ‘OpenVPN installation folder’ (C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config). Copy the ‘pass.conf’ file and paste it into the ‘config folder’.

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Step 22

Click the ‘Continue’ button to copy file.

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Your account details have now been saved.

Repeat Step 15 and Step 16 to edit all the servers.  

That’s it! You have successfully configured Ivacy VPN on your Windows 8.1. Enjoy complete privacy with Ivacy.

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