How To Set Up VPN In Your Computer And Mobile Phone

How To Set Up VPNFree Nuts has introduced some free VPN services (such as these 3), but never showed how to set up them in detail, since I thought which was easy.

Armin from Iran said that I could help people with explaining how to configure and connect those free vpn services. So this post will show you how to set up VPN in your computer and mobile phone.

Since StrongVPN (with videos or screencast), ItsHidden (with screencast), MacroVPN (with videos) and some other VPN providers have already offered detailed setup tutorials, this post will only show you some key steps.

For those desktop VPN services (such as these), you just need to install and run them, so this post is only for those VPN services without installation (such as these).

I. The types of VPN services

The most two popular VPN types are PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) and L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol), which you can refer to Wikipedia for more details.

For those free VPN, most of them only offer PPTP services.

II. What do you need to set up VPN

When you get a VPN service, whether it’s free or not, you will need the following information to set it up:

1. The server address: host name (such as us6.macrovpn.com) or IP address (such as 74.86.150.154),

2. Your username,

3. Your password,

4. Your Shared Secret (for L2TP only).

That’s all. By the way, when the host name is blocked in your area, you can try to replace it with the IP address.

III. The key step to set up VPN

The most difficult step for VPN setup is to find where to add your VPN account information. For example, to set up VPN in Windows XP, you need to find the " Virtual Private Network connection" option according to the following path:

Network Connections -> New Connection Wizard -> Connect to the network at my workplace -> Virtual Private Network connection

How to set up VPN in Windows XP

On the option page, enter your VPN host name or IP address, and then you can connect the VPN with your username and password.

For the step-by-step tutorials of how to set up VPN in your computer and mobile phone, you can check out the links of ItsHidden, MacroVPN and StrongVPN as mentioned in the beginning of this post.

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22 Comments

  1. arash
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Hi mr young
    dear young please send me free vpn to the mail
    thanks for your help

  2. negar
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    dear mryoung
    i need vpn for block sites. may i ask you sending me free vpn to the mail
    thanks

  3. Young
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    @negar Sorry, I can’t send you any VPN via email, but you can find one yourself by following the instructions mentioned in this post: http://freenuts.com/how-to-get-a-free-vpn/

  4. Shahram
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Hi Mr Young . I Need VPN For Facebook.I Am Iranian .may i ask you sending me free vpn to the mail,very very very and very Tanks.

  5. Young
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    @Shahram You can get a free VPN according to this post: http://freenuts.com/how-to-get-a-free-vpn/

  6. shirin
    Posted September 2, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Hi Mr Young . I Need VPN For Facebook.I Am Iranian .may i ask you sending me free vpn to the mail,very very very and very Tanks

  7. Young
    Posted September 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    @shirin Please check out my last comment for how to get a free VPN.

  8. rastin
    Posted September 10, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Dear sir

    You are requested to send VPN pack to enable me to see blocked sites.
    thank you in advance for your help.
    B.Regards / Rastin

  9. maryam
    Posted September 16, 2011 at 3:12 am | Permalink

    hi
    mr young
    ican t go to face book please give vpn for me.
    you can send my email.
    thanks a lot :d

  10. marjan
    Posted September 26, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Hi Mr Young . I Need VPN For Facebook.I Am Iranian .may i ask you sending me free vpn to the mail,very very very and very Tanks

  11. Young
    Posted September 27, 2011 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    @marjan You can check out this post for how to get a free VPN: http://freenuts.com/how-to-get-a-free-vpn/

  12. abolfazl
    Posted October 8, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    hi
    im abolfazl from iran
    pleaz help me about that how i can connect to vpn server with my mobi
    model me mobi is nokia n8
    anna system
    tnx dear

  13. masoud
    Posted October 10, 2011 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    Hi Mr Young . I Need VPN For Facebook.I Am Iranian .may i ask you sending me free vpn to the mail,very very very and very Tanks.

  14. farhad
    Posted November 9, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Hi Mr Young . I Need VPN For Facebook.I Am Iranian .may i ask you sending me free vpn to the mail,tank you very match.

  15. Young
    Posted November 9, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    @farhad You can check out this post: http://freenuts.com/100-free-tools-for-you-to-access-blocked-sites/ , hope which will be helpful for you.

  16. UmairArain
    Posted January 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    HI Mr Young. can u tell me how 2 hack a wifi which is security locked …

  17. Posted January 28, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    @UmairArain Sorry, I have no idea how to do that, since which is too hard for me. :-(

  18. haseebcanon
    Posted February 7, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    hi

    sir i am in oman i need vpn for skype pls help me

  19. Posted February 7, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    @haseebcanon You can check out these 100 free tools for good luck: http://freenuts.com/100-free-tools-for-you-to-access-blocked-sites/

  20. in_need
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    sir i need vpn in my computer to  enter some sites so how can i do that

  21. Posted June 19, 2012 at 8:26 am | Permalink

     @in_need You can check out the following post to find some FREE VPN services:
     
    http://freenuts.com/100-free-tools-for-you-to-access-blocked-sites/
     

  22. akasharora02
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I have followed all steps but finally when I connect using my server address and user and pass I created in putty, my pc is showing error 619 after creating and connecting to VPN.

    Please help!