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VPN Setup for Windows 8 : PPTP Protocol

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2015 05:39PM EEST

This article explains how to setup PPTP VPN protocol connection on a Windows 8 PC.

Before we being you need to Activate your VPN account from your Smart DNS Proxy MyAccount panel. In order to do this login to your https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/MyAccount.

Under Home section you will find 
VPN Configuration Status. There simply enter the vpn username you would like to use and then click Activate. Your VPN account password will be the same as your Smart DNS Proxy account.


Smart DNS Proxy VPN Configuration 1


Setting up your Windows 8 PC for VPN:

STEP #1

Right click on Network icon and choose Open Network and Sharing Center.

Windows 8 VPN Setup Image 01

STEP #2


Click on the Set up a new connection or network link.

Windows 8 VPN Setup Image 02

STEP #3

Select the Connect to a workplace option, then click Next.

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STEP #4
 
Choose Use my Internet connection (VPN).

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STEP #5

Using a web browser, navigate to the "Smart DNS Proxy VPN Server List" section on the Smart DNS Proxy Support website. Locate your VPN Server that you like to get connected.
  • In the Internet Address box, enter the address of the vpn server you would like to get connected
  • In the Destination Name box, enter "SDP VPN". Here you can enter more friendly name depending of the servers you like to setup, i.e.; "SDP United States", SDP United Kingdom", "SDP Switzerland".
Click "Create" to continue.

Windows 8 VPN Setup Image 5


STEP #6
 
You will see your new connection in Networks.

Windows 8 VPN Setup Image 06

Click on the setup name you created and click Connect.

Windows 8 VPN Setup Image 7

STEP #7


Enter your Smart DNS Proxy VPN account username and password. You can find this in your https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/MyAccount. page under VPN status section. Leave domain empty.

Windows 8 VPN Setup 8

Click OK. After the connection, you should now see the VPN connection successfully established.

Windows 8 VPN Setup Image 08

You are now connected and all your internet traffic is Encrypted & Secured!

You can connect and disconnect at anytime using the network menu in the system tray. Simply click on the network icon in the system tray and Networks list will show up right side of your Windows 8 screen. If the VPN connection fails, see the troubleshooting tips below.
 

Troubleshooting
 

There are several reasons that the VPN connection will fail. Here are some things to check. 
 


If the VPN connection still fails, please log a ticket with our support team for assistance.

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