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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.
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:
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.
Click on Set up a new connection or network (2).
Select Connect to a workplace (3) and click Next (4).
Choose Use my Internet Connection (VPN) (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).
Click on the monitor icon (9) on the bottom right-hand corner.
Right–click on the CactusVPN (SSTP) connection (10), and choose Properties (11) from the menu.
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).
Click again on the monitor icon on the bottom right-hand corner, and click Connect (17) to CactusVPN (SSTP).
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).
When next to CactusVPN (SSTP) is written Connected (21) your connection has been created.