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Setup Tutorials

How to set up SSTP VPN on Windows 8

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

Requirements

In order to set up the SSTP 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 SSTP hostname. You can find them in your account on our website, by going to Settings.

Recommendations

To skip the manual setup and for more features we recommend to use the CactusVPN App for Windows.

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

SSTP VPN Setup isntructions

  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 SSTP VPN on Windows 8: Step 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

  5. In the Internet Address (6) field enter the SSTP hostname 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 (SSTP).

    Click Create (8).

    How to set up SSTP VPN on Windows 8: Step 5
  6. Click on the monitor icon (9) on the bottom right-hand corner.

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

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

  7. How to set up SSTP VPN on Windows 8: Step 7

  8. Select Security tab (12).

    On Type of VPN (13) select Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP), also be sure that under Data encryption (14) is selected Require Encryption (disconnect if server declines).

    Click OK (15).

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

  9. Click again on the monitor icon on the bottom right-hand corner, and click Connect (17) to CactusVPN (SSTP).

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

  10. In the next fields type your VPN username (18) and password (19).

    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 OK (20).

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

  11. When next to CactusVPN (SSTP) is written Connected (21) your connection has been created.

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

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