This guide describes the configuration of a PPTP connection on Windows Vista using the Operating System's built in client.
It is recommended to use OpenVPN to connect to our service.
OpenVPN surpasses firewalls and routers easier and is more secure than PPTP.
PPTP is considered broken and should really only be used on platforms where OpenVPN is not available.
Instead of setting up PPTP, please follow the corresponding OpenVPN guide.
To begin setting up a new network connection, bring up the Start menu and select Connect To.
The network connection wizards gets displayed.
Select Set up a connection or network from below the list of already configured connections.
As shown in the screenshot below, this list can also be empty.
A so-called Connection to a workplace is needed, since this implies the creation of a VPN connection. Click Next.
Choose Use my Internet connection (VPN).
Your already active Internet connection is used to establish a new one to IPredator.
The Internet address to connect to is pptp.ipredator.se, for the Destination name choose IPredator.
Also decide whether other people should be allowed to use the newly created VPN connection.
Do not forget to check Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later.
Enter your credentials for User name and Password.
Choose if you want to Remember this password for this VPN connection.
Do not supply a Domain.
Click Create. The connection wizard closes.
File and printer sharing should generally be disabled on any VPN connection.
By disabling these protocols you prevent your machine from inadvertently leaking information to the Internet.
Again, open the Start menu and select Connect To.
The opening window now lists the newly created connection to IPredator.
Right click on it and select Properties.
In the General tab, verify that pptp.ipredator.se is used as the host name. Click the Options tab.
Make sure that the Windows login domain is not included.
The Redial attempts should be set to a very high number.
Check Redial if line is dropped to have your machine always trying to reestablish failed connections.
Click PPP Settings.
Inside the PPP Settings, it is important to have LCP extensions enabled and to have Software compression disabled.
Close with OK and go on to the Security tab.
Check Advanced (custom settings), the button Settings gets active, click it.
In the Advanced Security Settings dialog set the Data encryption to Maximum strength encryption (disconnect if server declines).
Down below in the Logon security context, make sure to have only Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2) selected.
Close the dialog box by clicking OK and switch to the Networking tab.
Change the Type of VPN to be PPTP VPN, so the client does not probe for different kinds of VPN.
Uncheck File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks as well as Client for Microsoft Networks from the list of used items and click OK.
Furthermore uncheck IPv6 from the list of available network protocols. Finally, enter the last tab, Sharing.
If you like to make your IPredator connection available to other users available on your machine, check the corresponding setting.
Otherwise, just close the dialog window by clicking OK.
If you enable Internet Connection Sharing your setup might need extra tweaks to make it work.
If you experience any problem after using this guide, please check our Problem Guide and the FAQ first.
An overview of PPTP client settings detailing technical aspects a bit more in depth is also available.
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