OpenVPN client setup on Windows

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  1. Go to the OpenVPN download page, select the latest release, and download the OpenVPN client installer.

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  2. Launch the installer and follow the prompts as directed.

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  3. Click “I Agree” to continue.

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  4. Leave the default selection of components and click “Next”.

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  5. Accept the default installation path and click “Install”.

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  6. When prompted, click “Install” to allow the virtual network adapter to be setup.

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  7. Wait for the installation to complete and click “Next”.

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  8. Click “Finish” to complete the wizard.

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  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

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  11. To connect connect, start OpenVPN GUI and right click the icon in the taskbar notification area. Click “Connect” from the menu.

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  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.

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