Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Set up OpenVPN GUI on Windows XP

1. Download gui

(at the time of writing)

2. Click on the file for installation:
- Make sure you select or deselect these times

* deselect “AutoStart OpenVPN GUI”
* Select “My Certificate Wizard”
* Select “Hid the TAP-Win* Virtual Ethernet Adapter”

- Click Next or OK until installation is done

3. put “client.ovpn” in c:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config\

4. Copy these files from server to c:\program files\openvpn\config:

5. Edit the client.ovpn:

remote my-server-1 1194

to :

remote 1194 (The IP for server)


ca ca.crt
cert home.crt
key home.key


ca C:\\Programme\\OpenVPN\\config\\ca.crt
cert C:\\Programme\\OpenVPN\\config\\home.crt
key C:\\Programme\\OpenVPN\\config\\home.key

6. run Openvpn-gui.

You should see the a small icon with two red spots / retangular shapes on the notification area (bottom right of your screen). If you put your mouse cursor over it, a small tool tip would pop up indicating “OpenVPN GUI”.

To connect to VPN server:
1. Right click on the mentioned icon
2. Select Connect

To disconnect from VPN server:
1. Right click on the mentioned icon
2. Select Disconnect

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