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:
Step 3:Read and accept the License and click next:
Step 4: Choose the location to install the program files for the Desktop Client and click Next:
Step 5: You are now ready to install the Desktop Client, click Install to proceed:
Step 6: Please wait while the 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:
Step 8: The Desktop Client is now installed, click Finish to complete the installation:
Step 9: Download OpenVPN Config File
Download the OpenVPN Config file from here and 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.
Choose “Local File” and click “Import”
Locate your OpenVPN configuration file and Open it.
Enter a name for the VPN Profile, or leave it as is and click ‘Save’ to add the Profile.
Step 11: Connect to NicVPN
Click on the newly created Connection Profile to make a connection to the VPN server.
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.
Upon successful connection, you will a window like below.