This guide describes the configuration of a PPTP connection on Windows 7 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.
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.
Back in the Network and Sharing Center click Change adapter settings from the left pane.
A list of available network interfaces appears, among them the newly created one for IPredator.
Notice that the description for it in brackets says it is configured to be IKEv2.
This setting as well as some others need to be tweaked.
Right click on the IPredator interface and select Properties from the context menu.
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.
Change the Type of VPN to be PPTP VPN, so the client does not probe for different kinds of VPN.
Set the Data encryption to Maximum strength encryption (disconnect if server declines).
In the Authentication context, make sure to have only Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2) selected.
On Windows 7, Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) needs to be deselected.
Switch to the Networking tab.
Uncheck IPv6 from the list of available network protocols.
Also uncheck File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks as well as Client for Microsoft Networks from the list of used items and click OK.
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 and return to the list of network interfaces.
If you enable Internet Connection Sharing your setup might need extra tweaks to make it work.
Again, have a look the description of the IPredator interface. It is now properly configured to work with PPTP.
Now it is time to bring up your newly created network connection.
Click on the network tray icon. A list of configured and active network connections gets displayed.
Click the appearing Connect button.
A dialog box appears, asking for your User name and Password. Enter them and click OK.
A connection status message will be displayed and disappear after some time.
Clicking on the network tray icon again, the list of configured and active network connections displays IPredator as Connected.
Another window will pop-up, asking for the Location this connection is used at.
Choose Public location.
A final dialog gets displayed, detailing your firewall settings. Close it.
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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