How to set up OpenVPN Client on Windows7

How to set up OpenVPN Client on Windows7

Step 1: Download and Install the OpenVPN Desktop Client

Click here to download the OpenVPN Connect Client.

You can also use the Client from OpenVPN, the steps below will be different.

Step 2: Launch the msi installer for the client and click next:

Launch the msi installer

Step 3:Read and accept the License and click next:

Read and accept

Step 4: Choose the location to install the program files for the Desktop Client and click Next:

Choose the location to install

Step 5: You are now ready to install the Desktop Client, click Install to proceed:

 install the Desktop Client

Step 6: Please wait while the Desktop Client Installs:

Desktop Client Installs

Desktop Client Installs

Desktop Client Installs

Step 7: You may see a warning asking you to install the Desktop Clients TAP Adapter, check the box that says “Always trust software from “OpenVPN Technologies, Inc.” and click Install:

 install the Desktop Clients TAP Adapter

Step 8: The Desktop Client is now installed, click Finish to complete the installation:

The Desktop Client is now installed

Step 9: Download OpenVPN Config File

Download the OpenVPN Config file fromhereand save it on your computer.You may need to right-click and save as.

Double-clicking the Config file should open the Desktop Client automatically and load the file.


Step 10: Add OpenVPN Configuration File to the Desktop Client

Run the OpenVPN Client.

Click on the + button to add a new Connection Profile.

OpenVPN Client

Choose “Local File” and click “Import

Choose Local File

Locate your OpenVPN configuration file and Open it.

OpenVPN configuration

Enter a name for the VPN Profile, or leave it as is and click Save to add the Profile.

VPN Profile


Step 11: Connect to NicVPN

Click on the newly created Connection Profile to make a connection to the VPN server.

Connect to nicvpn

Enter your NicVPN Username and Password when prompted for one and click “Login“. You can find them in the client area on our website, by going to “My VPNS“. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the client area credentials.

NicVPN Username and Password

Upon successful connection, you will a window like below.

That’s it! You are now connected to OpenVPN!

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