This guide describes the configuration of a PPTP connection on Windows 8 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.
Back in the Charms Menu you are presented with the new IPredator PPTP connetion.
Right click on IPredator PPTP and select View connection properties from the context menu.
In the General tab, verify that pptp.ipredator.se is used as the host name.
Click the Options tab.
Check Remember my credentials.
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 Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), 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 8, Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) needs to be deselected.
Switch to the Networking tab.
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.
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 Desktop.
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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