Full VPN Setup For Windows 8 : PPTP Protocol

This article explains how to setup PPTP VPN protocol connection on a Windows 8 PC.

Before we being you need to Activate your VPN account from your Getflix > Manage > VPN panel. In order to do this login to your https://www.getflix.com.au/manage/vpn

Setting up your Windows 8 PC for PPTP VPN Connection:

STEP #1

Right click on Network icon and choose Open Network and Sharing Center.

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STEP #2

Click on the Set up a new connection or network link.

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STEP #3

Select the Connect to a workplace option, then click Next.

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STEP #4
 
Choose Use my Internet connection (VPN).

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STEP #5

Using a web browser, navigate to the "Getflix VPN Server Network List" section on the Getflix Knowledge Base website. Locate your VPN Server that you like to get connected.
 
  • In the Internet Address box, enter the address of the vpn server you would like to get connected

  • In the Destination Name box, enter "Getflix VPN". Here you can enter more friendly name depending of the servers you like to setup, i.e.; "Getflix Los Angeles", "Getflix Toronto", "Getflix Sydney".

  • Select the "Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later" option.
Click "Create" to continue.




STEP #6
 
You will see your new connection in Networks.



Click on the setup name you created and click Connect.



STEP #7

Using a web browser, navigate to the "Manage > VPN" section in your Getflix Management Console. Then using the details on that page, fill out the form as follows:

  • In the User name box, enter the value displayed next to "VPN Username".
  • In the Password box, enter the value displayed nest to "VPN Password".
Leave domain empty.

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Click OK. After the connection, you should now see the VPN connection successfully established.



You are now connected and all your internet traffic is Encrypted & Secured!

You can connect and disconnect at anytime using the network menu in the system tray. Simply click on the network icon in the system tray and Networks list will show up right side of your Windows 8 screen. If the VPN connection fails, see the troubleshooting tips below.
 

Troubleshooting
 

There are several reasons that the VPN connection will fail. Here are some things to check. 
 

  • PPTP protocol might be blocked in your Internet Service Provider connection. Setup L2TP VPN connection. L2TP uses different protocol and encryption layer.

​If the VPN connection still fails, please log a ticket with our support team for assistance.
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