How to configure VPN for Windows 7 and Windows 8 [ext]

Manually configure a PPTP connection

1. Open Notepad and save an empty file, ideally on your desktopNotepad_save-as




2. Right-click on the file, select ‘rename’ and change the file extension from .txt to .pbk
You’ll see a warning – click ‘Yes’, then the file’s icon should change

3. Double click on your new .pbk file to open it. You’ll see a message: “The phonebook is empty…” – click ‘OK’

4. “Set up a new connection”: select ‘Workplace network’

5. Win_manconfig-3Populate ‘server name’ with your choice of Flow VPN server addresses – see list below.
Connection name can be anything, ‘FlowVPN’ is fine. Click ‘Create’



Win_phonebook-connect6. You’ll see the Network Connections window. Click ‘Connect…’



Win_connect7. Enter your username and password – for Flow VPN subscribers your username will be your email address. If this is the first time you’ve connected you’ll have received your password by email.





Win_connected8. Click connect. Your computer will try to connect. You’ll be able to tell that you are connected to a VPN by hovering over the network icon in the system tray.



Win_hang-up9. To disconnect, open your .pbk file again and click ‘Hang up’ then ‘Yes’.