1. Go to your notification icon
Right click on the icon that looks like a small computer screen which is located in the lower right corner of your screen (in what is known as the 'system tray').
2. Open 'Network and Sharing Center'
Click the menu option called 'Open Network and Sharing Center'.
3. Click 'New & Connection or Network'
Click the 'Set up a new connection or network' link.
4. Select 'Connect to Workplace'
Select the option called 'Connect to a workplace'. Then click on 'Next'.
5. Select 'Use my internet connection (VPN)'
Select the option called 'Use my internet connection (VPN)'.
6. Fill in the blanks
In the 'Internet address' box, type one of the three server options listed below, depending on the security level you require:
For anonymous browsing and website unlocking. Includes encryption and anonymous IP address.
For anonymous browsing, internet banking and WiFi hotspot surfing. Includes encryption, anonymous IP address, ad filtering and third party tracking blocker.
For anonymous browsing and families. Includes encryption, anonymous IP address, ad filtering, third party tracking blocker and cyber nanny to block adult content.
In the 'Destination Name' box, type: VestVPN.
Tick 'Remember my credentials'
Finally click the 'Create' button.
7. Edit connection settings
You'll see a blue bar appear at the right with your new connection listed. Ignore it for now, instead click the link titled 'Change adapter settings'
8. Select the connection
Right click on the newly created 'VestVPN' connection and then select the option labelled 'Properties'.
9. Change the VPN type
Click the 'Security' tab. From the first drop down list, select 'Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec). Click the 'Advanced' button.
10. Preshared key
Check the 'Use preshared key' option. In that textbox, enter: vestvpn - all lowercase with no spaces. Press 'OK' then press 'OK' again to close the settings window.
Click the little computer icon in the lower right corner of your screen and then click on the connection called 'VestVPN'. Login with your Vest username and password and you'll be connected to the Vest VPN service.