Category Archives: Setup

Android Lollipop – L2TP/IPSec VPN Setup Tutorial

Follow the instructions spet-by-step to set up L2TP VPN connection on your Android Lollipop device.

Android Lollipop – PPTP VPN Setup Tutorial

Follow the instructions step-by-step to set up PPTP VPN connection on your Android Lollipop device.

Asus Router – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on Asus Router.

Amazon Fire TV – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on Amazon Fire TV.

Asus Router – PPTP VPN Setup Tutorial

This tutorial is created using an ASUS RT-N66U model. The other ASUS routers settings may vary. In case you have a different router model, consider this tutorial as an example. Contact us if you can not setup your router and please share with us screen shots with your settings.
  1. Connect to your router. For that you have to put in your browser the following address: http://192.168.1.1. Also you have to set your network connection to obtain IP address automatically if you connect to your router via Ethernet.
  2. Click on “VPN” (1) button in the “Advanced Settings” box.

    Asus Router PPTP VPN Setup: Step 1

  3. Click on “VPN Client” tab (2).

    Asus Router PPTP VPN Setup: Step 2

  4. Click on “Add profile” button (3) from the “VPN Client” tab.

    Asus Router PPTP VPN Setup: Step 3

  5. Leave the “PPTP” option (4) selected and fill in the settings for your VPN connection (5):
    Description: Name your connection
    VPN Server: Enter here the IP address of the VPN server you want to connect to. You can find all available servers in your package details in the client area on our website.
    User Name: Your VPN Username
    Password: Your VPN password
    Auto-reconnection: Yes
    PPTP Options: MPPE 128
    Click on “OK” button (6).

    Asus Router PPTP VPN Setup: Step 4

  6. Click on “Activate” button (7).

    Asus Router PPTP VPN Setup: Step 5

  7. Wait until the connection is activated.

  8. You are connected to VPN.

    Asus Router PPTP VPN Setup: Step 6

XBOX One – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on XBOX One.

CactusVPN App for iOS Setup Tutorial

It’s easy to setup VPN on your iOS device with CactusVPN app.

Android – OpenVPN VPN Setup Tutorial

  1. Download OpenVPN Configuration Files for Android accordingly to your package. Unzip the archive file and save the folder on your Android device’s SD card so you could find it later.

  2. Install the app “OpenVPN Connect” on your Android device.

    Android OpenVPN VPN Setup: Step 1

  3. Open the “OpenVPN Connect” app.

  4. Click the “Options” button (1). Click on “Import” (2) and select “Import Profile from SD card”.

    Android OpenVPN VPN Setup: Step 2

  5. Find the folder where the OpenVPN configuration files are. Open it and select the desired server’s config file. Click on “Select” button (3).

    Android OpenVPN VPN Setup: Step 3

  6. Enter your username (4) and password (5). Check the “Save” checkbox (6). Click “Connect” button (7).

    Android OpenVPN VPN Setup: Step 4

  7. In the next screen check the “I trust this application” checkbox and click “OK”.

  8. You are now connected. To disconnect go to “OpenVPN Connect” app and click on “Disconnect” button (8).

    Android OpenVPN VPN Setup: Step 5

How to: Chromebook L2TP/IPsec setup tutorial

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up CactusVPN L2TP connection on Chromebook.

Now TV Box – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

Unfortunately Now TV Box does not permit to change DNS. But you can still use our Smart DNS service, because you can set-up them on your router, so it will take effect to your Now TV Box as well. For this you can simply change DNS server address on your internet access device.

SoftEther Setup Tutorial

DD-WRT Router – PPTP VPN Setup Tutorial

In order to setup PPTP VPN on your DD-WRT router you have to flash your router with DD-WRT firmware and set router local IP address as 192.168.1.1. Also please, check if you can connect to Internet via Wi-Fi from DD-WRT router. We also recommend checking VPN on your PC/Mac to ensure that your network configuration and ISP allow PPTP VPN connections.

WD TV – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on WD TV.

Android – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on Android 4.0+

Windows 10 & Windows 8 – OpenVPN VPN Setup Tutorial

You can always install CactusVPN Software for more features and to ease your life.

If you want to set up VPN manually, you have to install Open VPN GUI in order to install OpenVPN on Windows 10 & Windows 8. You can download it for free from here.

Roku – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

Unfortunately Roku does not permit to change DNS. But you can still use our Smart DNS service, because you can set-up them on your router, so it will take effect to your Roku as well. For this you can simply change DNS server address on your internet access device.

D-Link Router – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on D-Link Router.

TP-Link Router – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on TP-Link Router.

DD-WRT Router – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on DD-WRT Router.

Apple TV – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on Apple TV.

Play Station 3 – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on Play Station 3.

XBOX – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on XBOX 360.

iPhone & iPod – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on iPad.

iPad – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on iPad.

Windows 10 & Windows 8 – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

You can always install CactusVPN Software for more features and to ease your life.

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on Windows 10 & Windows 8.

Mac OS – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

You can always install CactusVPN Software for more features and to ease your life.

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on Mac OS.

Windows XP – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

You can always install CactusVPN Software for more features and to ease your life.

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on Windows XP.

Windows 7 and Vista – Smart DNS Setup Tutorial

You can always install CactusVPN Software for more features and to ease your life.

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on Windows 7 or Windows Vista.

CactusVPN Software for Mac Setup Tutorial


It’s easy to set up VPN with our software. First you have to download it from here.

How To: Windows 10 & Windows 8 – SSTP VPN Setup Tutorial

You can always install CactusVPN Software for more features and to ease your life.

If you want to set up VPN manually, go step-by-step through following instructions to set up CactusVPN SSTP connection on Windows 10 & Windows 8.

Windows Vista – SSTP VPN Setup Tutorial

You can always install CactusVPN Software for more features and to ease your life.

If you want to set up VPN manually, follow the instructions to set up your CactusVPN connection on Windows Vista using SSTP protocol.

How To: Windows 7 – SSTP VPN Setup Tutorial

You can always install CactusVPN Software for more features and to ease your life.

If you want to set up VPN manually, go step-by-step through following instructions to set up CactusVPN SSTP connection on Windows 7.

Boxee Box – PPTP VPN Setup Tutorial

Now you can watch your favorite shows on Netflix or BBC iPlayer with Boxee Box by D-Link, using VPN services from CactusVPN. It is really easy to setup PPTP on Boxee Box, just follow these instructions step-by-step.

Boxee Box – Proxy Setup

It is really easy to setup proxy on Boxee Box, just follow these instructions step-by-step.

Ubuntu – OpenVPN VPN Setup Tutorial

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up CactusVPN OpenVPN connection on Ubuntu.

How to share VPN in Windows 7 using Wi-Fi

Some gadgets use internet but don’t support a VPN connection so, how do you use a VPN connection on devices like Sony PlayStation 3 (SPS 3), PSP, Xbox, AppleTV, Wii without a DD-WRT router?

How to: Mac OS X sharing PPTP VPN connection

You can share a PPTP VPN connection on your Xbox, AppleTV or SPS without second router with DD-WRT firmware if you have Macbook or iMac. This is simple, just follow next steps.

Windows 10 & Windows 8 – PPTP VPN Setup Tutorial

You can always install CactusVPN Software for more features and to ease your life.

If you want to set up VPN manually, go step-by-step through following instructions to set up CactusVPN PPTP connection on Windows 10 & Windows 8.

How to: Windows 10 & Windows 8 L2TP/IPSec setup tutorial

You can always install CactusVPN Software for more features and to ease your life.

If you want to set up VPN manually, go step-by-step through following instructions to set up CactusVPN L2TP connection on Windows 10 & Windows 8.

How to: Setup Proxy on Safari for Mac

To conect to CactusVPN Proxy with Safari for Mac just follow these steps:

Nokia N900 – OpenVPN VPN Setup Tutorial

This works just under Wi-Fi connection.

DD-WRT Router – L2TP/IPsec VPN Setup Tutorial

Important! By setting up a L2TP VPN connection on a DD-WRT router your IP will be changed but your traffic will NOT be encrypted. That happens because the connection does not use IPSec.

In order to setup L2TP VPN on your DD-WRT router you have to flash your router with DD-WRT firmware and set router local IP address as 192.168.1.1. Also please check if you can connect to Internet via Wi-Ffi from this router. We also recommend to check VPN on your PC/Mac to ensure that your network configuration and ISP allow L2TP/IPsec connections.

iPhone – Proxy Setup Tutorial

You can easily setup your iPhone or iPod Touch with firmware 1.1.3 or later to use Proxy if you simply follow these steps:

iPhone – L2TP/IPSec VPN Setup Tutorial

If you have firmware version 1.1.3 or later just follow these steps to connect to VPN through L2TP protocol:

Windows Vista – PPTP VPN Setup Tutorial

You can always install CactusVPN Software for more features and to ease your life.

If you want to set up VPN manually, follow the instructions to set up your CactusVPN connection on Windows Vista using PPTP protocol.

Skype – Proxy Setup

To make your Skype connect to internet through Proxy from CactusVPN follow the instructions bellow:

Safari for Windows – Proxy Setup

To conect to CactusVPN Proxy with Safari for Windows just follow these steps:

Android – L2TP/IPSec VPN Setup Tutorial

Follow the instructions spet-by-step to set up VPN L2TP connection on your Android device.

Android – PPTP VPN Setup Tutorial

Follow the instructions step-by-step to set up VPN PPTP connection on your Android device.

Internet Explorer – Proxy Setup

How to setup CactusVPN proxy in order to work with Internet Explorer.