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Setup Tutorials

How to set up PPTP VPN on Windows Vista

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up PPTP VPN on Windows Vista 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. Go to start Menu and select Connect to (1).

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

  2. Click the link Set up a connection or network (2).

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

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

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

  4. Click on Use my internet connection (VPN) (5).

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

  5. In the Internet Address filed (6) type the 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 a desired name, we recommend: CactusVPN.

    Click Next (8).

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

  6. Type the VPN username (9) and password (10).

    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?).

    Click Connect (11).

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

When you want to connect to CactusVPN, just double–click on the connection and click the Connect button. Enter your username and password (if you didn’t save it), and you’ll connect!

To disconnect from a VPN connection, right-click the icon for the connection then click Disconnect.

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