OpenVPN client setup on Windows

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for installing the OpenVPN client on Windows.
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  1. Go to the OpenVPN download page at http://openvpn.net/index.php/opensource/downloads.html and download the OpenVPN client installer. download the installer for Windows Vista and later
  2. Launch the installer and follow the prompts as directed.
  3. Click “I Agree” to continue.
  4. Leave the default selection of components and click “Next”.
  5. Accept the default installation path and click “Install”.
  6. When prompted, click “Install” to allow the virtual network adapter to be setup.
  7. Wait for the installation to complete and click “Next”.
  8. Click “Finish” to complete the wizard.
  9. Before you can connect to the VPN, you must first download a client profile. Go to http://csconnect.hofstra.edu/ and enter your network credentials to download your profile. Once downloaded, extract the contents of the “.tar” file with 7-Zip or WinRAR.
  10. Move the “.ovpn” file into the directory C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config
  11. To connect connect, start OpenVPN GUI and right click the icon in the taskbar notification area. Click “Connect” from the menu.
  12. When prompted for credentials, provide your portal username and pasword.
  13. A balloon will pop-up to notify you once the connection has been established.