How To Connect To SSH Tunnel With Bitvise SSH Client

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While Putty is like Terminal, Bitvise SSH Client (Well known as Tunnelier) is like SSH Tunnel Manager.

The following will show you how to connect to SSH tunnels with Bitvise SSH Client on Windows:

I. Download and install Bitvise SSH Client

Download and install Bitvise SSH Client

On the Download page, click the link of "Bitvise SSH Client installer" to download it.

After that, open the downloaded file to install Bitvise SSH Client.

II. Add your SSH tunnel account

Add your SSH tunnel account

Run Bitvise SSH Client, fill the following 4 boxes with your SSH account data:

1. Host

Enter the server host name or IP address.

2. Port

Remember not every server's port is 22.

3. Username

Your account login ID.

4. Password

Remember to choose "password" as "Initial meth" first.

III. Enable proxy forwarding

Enable proxy forwarding

On the "Services" tab, check the "Enabled" box, and change the value of "Listen Port" from "1080" to "7070".

IV. Connect to your SSH tunnel

Connect to your SSH tunnel

Clicking on the "Login" button, if everything is right, you can see a blank black window.

In case that you come across the following "Host Key Verification" window:

Bitvise SSH Client Host Key

Just click on the "Accept and Save" button to close it.

And if you see a "Toterm Error" pop-up window:

Bitvise SSH Client Toterm Error

You can try to log out and log in again, or just neglect it and use the SSH tunnel anyway.

When the connection is successful, you can change your browser network SOCKS proxy to, and use the SSH tunnel to unblock blocked sites.

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