VPNBOOK – Free VPN – How to set up a VPN on Windows 7 « University of Wales, Newport: Information Security and Privacy
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VPNBOOK – Free VPN – How to set up a VPN on Windows 7
If you’d like to try out a VPN, that’s totally free, VPN Book is a good choice to begin with. The IP runs from Romania, which as a country does not require logging of IP connections, or you to register for a VPN. That’s right. No registration and no logging.
VPN Username and Password – we’ll use the PPTP option
Windows 7 - Setup.
The easiest way to set up a VPN is via PPTP on windows.
1) Go to the control panel and open the “Network and Sharing center”. From here, select “Set up a new connection or network”.
2) In the new window select the “Connect to a workplace” link.
3) In the new window select “Use my Internet connection (VPN)”.
4) In the Internet address box you may enter either the IP or web address of your VPN server ie
5) In the new window enter the username and password.
Username = pptp
Password = 9jHbfKiN
Tick the “Remember this password”. Click “Create”.
6) You can either connect now or close the connection wizard.
7) From the Control Panel navigate to Network and Sharing Center. Select your new connection.
8) You can also connect from the Network and Connection icon in your system tray (bottom right hand corner, by your clock).
Simply left click on it (it looks like a monitor with a cable up the left side) or if wifi, then a barchart. Right click on your connection and select “Properties” or “Connect” to connect straight away.
Under properties, there are 5 tabs (General, Options, Security, Networking and Sharing).
If you selected “Connect”, You should now connect to VPN Book.
To Test the IP has changed to VPNBook’s server
Thanks it! You’re now running on a foreign IP – Romanian to be precise. Over a VPN – so not even your ISP can see what you’re reading.
Using AES 256 encryption – which is the Cisco recommended level of encryption, as it’s unbreakable by the code breakers.
FoxyVPN offer the best visual VPN tutorials (steps 1 to 7). So if you use Vista, Linux, Mac, you might want to check them out.
VPNBook are great to introduce you to using a VPN, if you’ve lacked the know how or confidence to try it.
* Unlimited Bandwidth
* No Registration
* No server Logging
* AES 256 Encryption.
I’ll cover OpenVPN – on Port 53 – for faster performance. OpenVPN on Port 53 is the preferred method, as not even the great firewall of China can block it. If a government decides to block PPTP, then you’d lose protection. So next week, we’ll give you the bulletproof method – that no ISP or Government can block – and all this is for free. Whichever VPN provider you use the two underlying protocols are the same, you’ll use PPTP (Windows) or OpenVPN (unstoppable).
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