This guide will help you setup the VanishedVPN PPTP VPN client on Windows 8


Before you start, you will need to sign up for a VanishedVPN free trial here . You will receive an email with your username and password which is required for the setup.

If you have used a VPN or unblocking service from another provider , remove any apps or config they provided, as it may interfere with our solution. If you have ever used Hola, make sure it is completely removed (not just disabled)

Step 1. Open Network Connections.

Step 2. Open Network and Sharing Center from Control Panel. Then choose Set up a new connection or network.




Step 3. In the next window, choose: Connect to a workplace and click Next




Step 4
. In the next window, choose Use my Internet Connection (VPN).



 

Step 5. Under Internet address type the name of the server you want to connect to. Choose 1 from the  list below.


 Servername  Use for
usa.vanishedvpn.com
Unblocking US content (Netflix, Hulu, Starz, Vudu, Sling TV, NBC etc)
sport.vanishedvpn.com
EPL, F1, Cricket, Sling TV
uk.vanishedvpn.com
Unblocking UK content (BBC iPlayer, ITV.com, NOW TV, Sky GO, Channel 4 etc)
aus.vanishedvpn.com
Secure browsing, Access to Aus channels while travelling outside Australia (Foxtel Go, Plus 7, 9 Now, Ten Play)


 




Step 6. Then enter anything you want as the name of the connection in the Destination name box . Then click Create.


 

Step 7. Click on the monitor icon on the bottom right-hand corner.

 

Step 8. Right–click on the  connection with the name you just created, and choose Properties from the menu.



Step 9. Under Security Tab for Type of VPN select "Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)" and click OK.

Make sure that 'allow these protocols' is selected and that Microsoft CHAP version 2 is ticked




Step 10. Click again on the monitor icon on the bottom right-hand corner, find connection with the name you created and click connect.

Copy & paste your VPN username and password which was sent to you from us by email when you signed up & click OK (your username will be your email address that you registered with)



You should now be connected. Open you browser, and go to a site to view content which should now be unblocked, and available to you.
 If you're not sure which sites to go to , check our overview guides here to get started.


If you have successfully connected, but do not see the content you expect (ie if you're connected to the US VPN and you see the Australian Netflix catalogue instead of the US catalogue), don't worry, you may need to carry out some additional steps to stop Windows from leaking location or DNS. Follow the steps in the guides here.