Chapter Three Part Four: How To Set Up VPN

Looking for a simple, stable and significant VPS as your web hosting? Check out DigitalOcean, only $5 per month, and you can get $10 in credit just for signing up now.

When getting a VPN service, whether free or not, how to use it on your computers, table computers or smart phones?

For those desktop VPN software (such as SecurityKISS), you just need to install and run them according to their instructions, and for those VPN services without installation (such as PPTP), you can check out the Setup Instruction Pages of StrongVPN, which will show you how to set up PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN Accounts on computers (including Windows, Mac OS, Linux, etc.), table computers (such as iPad), mobile phones (including iPhone, Android, WebOS, etc.) and nearly all the popular devices and systems, with videos or screenshots.

The following  are 3 key  steps you should know during the setup process:

How To Set Up VPN

I. To find out the types of your VPN service

Make sure that if your VPN service is PPTP, L2TP/IPSec or OpenVPN.

II. To get the information which you need to set up VPN

When you get a PPTP or L2TP VPN service,  you will need the following information to set it up:

1. The server address: host name (such as or IP address (such as,

2. Your username,

3. Your password,

4. Your Shared Secret (for L2TP only).

By the way, when the host name is blocked in your area, you can try to replace it with the IP address.

And when you get an OpenVPN, you can run it with or without username and password after download.

III. The key step to set up VPN

The most difficult step for VPN setup is to find out where to add your PPTP/L2TP VPN account information. For example, to set up PPTP VPN in Windows XP, you need to find the "Virtual Private Network connection" option according to the following path:

Network Connections -> New Connection Wizard -> Connect to the network at my workplace -> Virtual Private Network connection

On the option page, enter your  host name or IP address, and then you can connect the VPN with your username and password.

For the step-by-step tutorials of how to set up VPN in your computer and mobile phone, you can check out the links of StrongVPN as mentioned in the beginning of this post.

Spread the love
This entry was posted in E-book and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.