Vest VPN

Vest VPN

Windows 8 and 7 Configuration Guide

Use Windows 8 and 7 Built in VPN Functionality

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:

Safe Protection
For anonymous browsing and website unlocking. Includes encryption and anonymous IP address.
Safer Protection
For anonymous browsing, internet banking and WiFi hotspot surfing. Includes encryption, anonymous IP address, ad filtering and third party tracking blocker.
Safest Protection
For anonymous browsing and families. Includes encryption, anonymous IP address, ad filtering, third party tracking blocker and cyber nanny to block adult content.
safe.vestvpn.com safer.vestvpn.com safest.vestvpn.com

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.

11. Connecting

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.