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VPN:Windows 7:OpenVPN [2019/03/19 15:31]
VPN:Windows 7:OpenVPN [2019/09/19 14:50] (current)
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 +====== Windows 7 - OpenVPN ======
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 +Here you can find setup information for your chosen VPN and also how to fix any problems you might encounter. ​
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 +You can use the Table of Contents on the right hand side of this window to navigate between the different sections.
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 +Overview of the process in a YouTube walk-through-video below, step-by-step instructions below the walk-through-video on this page.
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​
 +{{youtube>​WdfZHJM3EVo?​rel=0&​large}}
 +</​WRAP>​
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 +-----
 +===== Install Guide =====
 +<box 90% round red>
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​If you have no internet access after connecting the VPN,
 + ​please install the below 'Hot Fix' from Microsoft, due a bug in Windows 7 SP1
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 +[[https://​support.microsoft.com/​en-us/​help/​2964643/​third-party-vpn-client-stops-internet-connectivity-in-windows-7-sp1-or-windows-server-2008-r2-sp1|Download Microsoft Hot Fix]]</​WRAP></​box>​
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 +**__//Step 1//__**
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 +Download StreamVia OpenVPN Installer, using the links below, most people will require Standard:
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 +<box 90% round orange>
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​[[https://​www.streamvia.com/​apps/​StreamVia_OpenVPN-2.4.7-4-I607-Win7.exe|Download Standard Version]]</​WRAP></​box>​
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 +<box 90% round orange>
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​[[https://​www.streamvia.com/​apps/​StreamVia_Windows_DPI_Current-2.4.5-2-oldtap.exe|Download DPI Version]]
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 +Required from some censored/​restricted locations.
 +</​WRAP></​box>​
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 +<box 90% round orange>
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​[[https://​www.streamvia.com/​apps/​StreamVia_Windows_DPI_NoHosts_Current-2.4.5-3-oldtap.exe|Download DPI '​NoHosts'​ Version]]
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 +Required from **extreme** censored/​restricted locations; China, Iran, UAE, etc.
 +</​WRAP></​box>​
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 +**__//Step 2//__**
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 +Retrieve your VPN username and password, if you are a new member this is contained in the **StreamVia Account Information** email you received after ordering.
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 +<box 90% round green>
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​**[[https://​www.streamvia.com/​clientarea/​clientarea.php?​action=products|Existing member or cannot find the email? Click here to retrieve your VPN password]]**</​WRAP></​box>​
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 +**__//Step 3//__**
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 +Double click the StreamVia OpenVPN Installer you downloaded above. ​ Then, click **//​Next//​**
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​{{VPN:​Windows 7:​win7-openvpn-1.gif}}</​WRAP>​
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 +**__//Step 4//__**
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 +Click **//I Agree//**
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​{{VPN:​Windows 7:​win7-openvpn-2.gif}}</​WRAP>​
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 +**__//Step 5//__**
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 +Select **//Port 1//** and/or **//Port 2//** options, we recommend both to give you alternative options. ​ In some cases, if you are planning on installing many VPN country options, you may need to select only one of the port options. ​ Then click **//​Next//​**.
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​{{VPN:​win-choose-port.png}}</​WRAP>​
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 +**__//Step 6//__**
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 +Choose **all** VPN locations you wish to install, click **//​Install//​**
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​{{VPN:​Windows 7:​win7-openvpn-3.gif}}</​WRAP>​
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 +**__//Step 7//__**
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 +Click **//​Install//​**
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​{{VPN:​Windows 7:​win7-openvpn-4.gif}}</​WRAP>​
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 +**__//Step 8//__**
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 +Click **//​Next//​**
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​{{VPN:​Windows 7:​win7-openvpn-5.gif}}</​WRAP>​
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 +**__//Step 9//__**
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 +Enter your VPN username and password, this can be found in the **StreamVia Account Information** email, it is case sensitive so please copy and paste. ​ Then, click **//​Next//​**
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 +<box 90% round green>
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 +**<WRAP centeralign>​[[https://​www.streamvia.com/​clientarea/​clientarea.php?​action=products|If you do not know your VPN password click here to retrieve it]]</​WRAP>​**</​box>​
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​{{VPN:​Windows 7:​win7-openvpn-6.gif}}</​WRAP>​
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 +**__//Step 10//__**
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 +Click **//​Finish//​**
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​{{VPN:​Windows 7:​win7-openvpn-7.gif}}</​WRAP>​
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 +**__//Step 11//__**
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 +Double click the **//OpenVPN GUI//** shortcut on your desktop, or start it by going to **//​Start//​**,​ **//All Programs//​**,​ **//​OpenVPN//​**,​ **//OpenVPN GUI//**
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​{{VPN:​Windows 10:​win10-openvpn-8.gif}}</​WRAP>​
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 +**__//Step 12//__**
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 +Click **//Yes//** if you see a screen like the below
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​{{VPN:​Windows 7:​win7-openvpn-9.gif}}</​WRAP>​
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 +**__//Step 13//__**
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 +In the bottom-right hand corner of your screen, you should see an icon that looks like **a grey computer screen, with a padlock**, the icon is grey as the VPN is not currently connected
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​{{VPN:​Windows 10:​win10-openvpn-10.gif}}</​WRAP>​
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 +**__//Step 14//__**
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 +Right-click on the **grey computer screen, with a padlock** and choose the VPN region/area that you wish to connect to, this will depend on the VPN you purchased, then click **//​Connect//​**
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 +**//​N.B.//​** If you are in a censored location - i.e China, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, UAE, etc - and you're using our '​DPI'​ options, make sure the VPN option you attempt to connect has '​DPI'​ in the name.  If it does NOT have '​DPI'​ in the name, you are NOT using the '​DPI'​ options and so may still be blocked.
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 +<box 90% round red>
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​
 +**Please experiment with the various different options, to find the best for you.
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 +To try another connection, first disconnect any that are already connected.**</​WRAP></​box>​
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 +<WRAP centeralign>​{{VPN:​Windows 10:​win10-openvpn-11.gif}}</​WRAP>​
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 +**__//Step 15//__**
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 +A window will pop-up with scrolling text, you do not need to click anything on this window it will disappear when connected.
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 +Thats it, surf the internet as you normally would or simply open the blocked website you wish to view. We recommend you clear all browser cache/​cookies/​history after connecting the VPN, so that your real location is not revealed. ​
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 +**__//Step 16//__**
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 +Repeat Step 14 but choose **//​Disconnect//​** when you are finished using the VPN. Please note, to connect another VPN you must first disconnect any connected VPNs first.
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 +**__//Step 17//__**
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 +Please make sure you experiment with the various options for your chosen location, you will also see UK 1, UK 2, etc, these are different VPN locations, with different network connections,​ so you may find that one provides a better connection than the other.
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 +To try another connection, first disconnect any that are already connected - you should have only 1 active VPN at a time.
 +\\
 +\\
 +**//​N.B.//​** If you are in a censored location - i.e China, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, UAE, etc - and you're using our '​DPI'​ options, make sure the VPN option you attempt to connect has '​DPI'​ in the name.  If it does NOT have '​DPI'​ in the name, you are NOT using the '​DPI'​ options and so may still be blocked.
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