VPN Setup for Windows 8 : PPTP Protocol
This article explains how to setup PPTP VPN protocol connection on a Windows 8 PC.
Before we begin, 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.
Setting up your Windows 8 PC for VPN:
Right click on Network icon and choose Open Network and Sharing Center.
Click on the Set up a new connection or network link.
Select the Connect to a workplace option, then click Next.
- 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.
Click on the setup name you created and click Connect.
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.
Click OK. After the connection, you should now see the VPN connection successfully established.
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.
There are several reasons that the VPN connection will fail. Here are some things to check.
- PPTP protocol might be blocked in your Internet Service Provider connection. Setup L2TP VPN connection. L2TP uses different protocol and encryption layer. Click Here to find L2TP Setup Instructions for Windows 8.
If the VPN connection still fails, please log a ticket with our support team for assistance.