If you’re just starting to use a VPN, there are two important things that you should know. The first is that the very first thing you should do before setting up your VPN is set up all your computer settings so that they are at the defaults. You want to be able to configure your VPN server from any location around the world and for any operating system.
The second thing that you must do is set up all of your external devices for the purpose of connecting to your VPN. If you don’t have this many devices, you can get away with a few simple devices, but if you’re going to make this your full-time business you’ll need to invest in some very heavy duty ones.
Before you set up your devices, you should be sure that your VPN is ready. There are some questions on this subject, so here’s the summary. There are some simple steps to follow:
o Connect the USB flash drive with the software, then open the web interface. You should be prompted to open the web browser to allow the application to connect to the VPN.
o You can also do this on any computer that is using a USB 2.0 interface – either be a Windows machine or a Mac. It’s a tiny little tool called PuTTY, and it works almost the same way as your favorite Windows/Mac virtual private server.
o If you have an existing internet connection, you should be able to connect to the VPN without being prompted for a username and password. You will be prompted for a username and password when you first connect to the VPN from the internet, and it’s always a good idea to remember this so that you don’t have to repeat it each time you connect.
o Once you’reconnected, you’ll need to look for a dedicated button to the left of the VPN port on your network. Then, select the server of your choice, enter the password you created earlier, and click OK.
o It should take about 5 minutes or so to connect, and you’ll receive a prompt to restart your computer. It’s always a good idea to reboot your computer after every VPN session, since it could be holding onto packets which could cause a slow down.
o Once your computer is restarted, open the web browser again and browse to the website for your VPN service. On Windows, your browser will automatically go to the site and you’ll be prompted to register with the VPN service if you haven’t already done so.
o At this point, you can log into your VPN service account and enter any additional information you may have to get connected to the VPN. When you’re done, you should be ready to move forward.
That’s about it for the first step in setting up your VPN server. This guide is meant to show you how to do it, so take it easy and keep reading to find out more!