Works great for me, and I'm a complete novice. I installed VPNGate using SoftEther as it's client. The fact that it is an ongoing research project, hence free, is not a deterrent to me because it serves my specific needs well. If the developers/researchers on the VPNgate/Softether project should decide to discontinue the projects (they are both separate), then you'll always have the option to pay for a commercial VPN provider.
I appreciate the time and effort the developers/researchers are putting into the development of these applications and the fact that they allow the international public-at-large access to it.
Thank you for a great product.
A happy VPNgate user explained to me how to install it the first time. You need the ZIP package with the PlugIn VpnGatePlugin_x64.DLL & VpnGatePlugin_x86.DLL along with the vpngate-client.EXE the first time you install! Once you get the right package, it is easy to install & use :o)
1. Install SoftEther VPN Client with VPN Gate Client Plug-in (only once at the first time)
Download the special version of SoftEther VPN Client which has the "VPN Gate Client Plug-in" .
Extract contents of the downloaded ZIP file to a folder. As the above figure, a setup program and some DLL files are extracted.
Execute the setup program which the filename begins with "vpngate-client-", and proceed with the installation.
The setup will start as above. You have to choose "SoftEther VPN Client" in the "Select Software Components to Install" screen.
After installation completed, an icon of SoftEther VPN Client will be created on the desktop.
2. Run VPN Gate Client Plug-in and connect to VPN Gate Server
Double-click the SoftEther VPN Client icon on the desktop.
As the above figure, "VPN Gate Public VPN Relay Servers" icon appears on the window. Double-click the icon.
If some notifications are displayed, continue to proceed as the screen describes.
The "VPN Gate Academic Experiment Project Plugin for SoftEther VPN Client" starts.
In this screen you can see the list of currently running VPN Gate Public VPN Servers. This list on the screen is same as the list of the top page. Choose one from the list to connect, and click "Connect to the VPN Server" button.
If the selected VPN Gate Server supports both TCP and UDP protocols, the above screen will appear. Choose either TCP or UDP on the screen.
If a VPN connection will be established successfully, the above message will appear. This windows will disappear automatically in 5 seconds. If you failed to connect specified VPN server, try another.
I have been using VPNGate for awhile now, and it is great. In fact i am using it right now!
It comes with a nice VPNGate client that you can install on almost all versions of Windows including Windows Xp
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