PPTP on Windows 7 (default Windows dialer)

This step-by-step tutorial shows how to setup a PPTP connection on Windows 7. Instructions with screenshots are below, after the text-only guide. 

Warning: Please be aware that PPTP has been considered insecure for a few years already and we don't recommend to use it for anything sensitive. It is a good choice for geo-unblocking, but nothing else if privacy and security are top priorities for you. 
 
Please note that our VPN Client Software for Windows supports PPTP, L2TP/IPsec and OpenVPN and includes some useful features such as: the ability to save the VPN user/pass, automatic update of VPN nodes list and our latest news. 
 
1. Open Control Panel
2. Open Network and Internet
3. Open View Network Status and Tasks
4. Click on Setup a new connection or network
5. Select Connect to a workplace (Set up a dial-up or VPN connection to your workplace.), click Next
6. Select No, create a new connection and click Next
7. select Use my Internet connection (VPN)
8. in the Internet address: field, enter the hostname or IP Address of our server you want to connect to (FULL LIST)
In Destination name: field, enter a unique connection name such as "vpn.ac PPTP". Select Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later and click Next
9. Enter the VPN username and the password you received from us (or changed by you) and click Create 
10. Click on the network icon in the System Tray and you should see the new connection there. Right click on the connection and select Properties
11.  In the Properties window, go to the Security tab and select Type of tunnel: Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP); Data encryption: Require encryption (disconnect if server declines) and check only Microsoft CHAP Version 2(MS-CHAP v2) in the allowed protocols.
12. Click again the network icon in System Tray, select the VPN connection you just created and click Connect
13. The connection window will appear. Enter your username and password if you didn't saved them previously and click Connect. 
14. Click again on the network icon in the system tray to check if everything went ok. The Connected status message should appear 
 
Video Tutorial: PPTP on Windows 7
 
TUTORIAL WITH SCREENSHOTS
 
1. Open the Start menu and click on Control Panel
 
 
2. Open Network and Internet
 
 
3. Open View Network Status and Tasks
 
 
4. Click on Setup a new connection or network
 
 
5. select Connect to a workplace (Set up a dial-up or VPN connection to your workplace.) and click Next
 
 
6. Select No, create a new connection and click Next
 
 
7. select Use my Internet connection (VPN)
 
 
8. in the Internet address: field, enter the Hostname or IP Address of our server you want to connect to (FULL LIST)
In Destination name: field, enter a unique connection name such as "vpn.ac PPTP". Select Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later and click Next
 
 
9. Enter the VPN username nd the password you received from us and click Create 
 
10. Click on the network icon in the System Tray and you should see the new connection there. Right click on the connection and select Properties
 
 
11.  In the Properties window, go to the Security tab and select Type of tunnel: Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP); Data encryption: Require encryption (disconnect if server declines) and check only Microsoft CHAP Version 2(MS-CHAP v2) in the allowed protocols.
 
 
12. Click again the network icon in System Tray, select the VPN connection you just created and click Connect
 
 
13. The connection window will appear. Enter your VPN username and password if you didn't saved them previously and click Connect. 
 
 
 
14. click again on the network icon in the system tray to check if everything went ok. The Connected status message should appear 
 
 

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