VikingVPN Windows PC Connection Setup guide


Windows App Viking VPN Client Installation

Our Windows App is currently in Open Beta.  Feel free to try it out.

  1. Sign up for Viking VPN Service
  2. Download vikingvpn_setup.exe
  3. Run vikingvpn_setup.exe.
  4. You'll see the screen pictured below. Sign into your Viking VPN Account through the Windows App by clicking on the location you wish to connect to.
  5. You're done. Enjoy your free and open internet!


Windows App Troubleshooting:

If you're having trouble connecting, un-install any other VPN Service clients that you may have installed and try again.

This is an open-source application.  You can view the source on bitbucket.

Manual OpenVPN Installation Setup Guide for Windows PC

A video setup guide is available for Windows 7 on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36m-C4v3Ubc

A video setup guide is available for Windows 8 on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev6hLhp9WDM

The guide below is for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. We do not support Windows versions that Microsoft no longer supports, as they are security risks to our users.

  1. Sign up for VikingVPN.
  2. Download and install the OpenVPN client (all default settings should be fine). We recommend version 2.4.0.
  3. Download your VikingVPN.zip configuration files.
  4. Choose which physical server location you'd like to connect to and extract it from the zip file.
  5. Copy the cert for the location you've chosen to C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config
  6. Run OpenVPN GUI as Administrator (if you do not run it as Administrator your VPN service will not work correctly).
  7. OpenVPN GUI will now be running in your system tray (the bottom right hand corner of your screen and will look like this:

8. Right-click on the running OpenVPN GUI icon, and select the location you want to connect to (or just "connect" if you've only copied one file).  This will bring up a new window with a bunch of information about connecting.  The important part is that you get this at the end of it: 

9. You are now connected to VikingVPN!

If this guide didn't get you there, try the Verbose PC Connection Guide.