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Setup Tutorials

How to set up PPTP VPN on Windows 8

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up PPTP VPN on Windows 8 but first let’s see what are our requirements and recommendations.

Requirements

In order to set up the PPTP VPN you will need:

  1. A CactusVPN account. If you don’t have one you can try our services for free.
  2. Your VPN username, password and VPN server address. You can find them in your account on our website, by going to Settings.

Recommendations

If you still want to set up PPTP VPN manually, go step-by-step through following instructions:

PPTP VPN Setup Instructions

  1. Click on Open Network and Sharing Center from the network icon from the taskbar (1) or click on Network and Sharing center from Control Panel.

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Windows 8: Step 1

  2. Click on Set up a new connection or network (2).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Windows 8: Step 2

  3. Select Connect to a workplace (3) and click Next (4).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Windows 8: Step 3

  4. Choose Use my Internet Connection (VPN) (5).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Windows 8: Step 4

  5. In the Internet Address (6) field type IP address of the CactusVPN server you want to connect to.

    You can find IP addresses of all our servers in your account on our website, by going to Settings.

    In the “Destination name field (7) type CactusVPN (PPTP).

    Click Create (8).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Windows 8: Step 5

  6. Click on the monitor icon (9) on the bottom right-hand corner.

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Windows 8: Step 6

  7. Right–click on the CactusVPN (PPTP) connection (10), and choose Properties (11) from the menu.

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Windows 8: Step 7

  8. Select Security tab (12) and for Type of VPN select Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) (13).

    Click OK (14).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Windows 8: Step 8

  9. Click again on the monitor icon on the bottom right-hand corner, and click Connect (15) to CactusVPN (PPTP).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Windows 8: Step 9

  10. In the next fields type your VPN username (16) and password (17) and click OK (18).

    You can find your VPN username and password in your account on our website, by going to Settings -> VPN Username & Password. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the website account credentials (What is the difference?).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Windows 8: Step 10

  11. When next to CactusVPN (PPTP) is written Connected (19) your connection has been created.

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Windows 8: Step 11

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