This tutorial will help you to install and set up the OpenVPN protocol to use NordVPN on your Windows Vista computer.
Here's a step by step set up instructions:
1. Download the OpenVPN GUI application here:
- For 32-bit system: https://build.openvpn.net/downloads/releases/latest/openvpn-install-latest-winxp-i686.exe
- For 64-bit system: https://build.openvpn.net/downloads/releases/latest/openvpn-install-latest-winxp-x86_64.exe
2. After the file finishes downloading, open it and launch the installer.
3. During the installation, you will be asked if you want to continue. Please click "Continue".
4. As OpenVPN requires.NET framework to function properly, you will be prompted to install it if you haven’t got it installed yet.
5. After the installation is completed, go to https://nordvpn.com/servers/tools/.
6. You will see a recommended server for best performance. Click "Show available protocols’ under the suggested server".
7. Several options will show up. Click on ‘Download config’ next to OpenVPN TCP and ‘Download config’ next to OpenVPN UDP. You need to download only these two configurations.
8. After the download finishes, go to a folder where the configuration files have been downloaded and copy them. Click and drag to select both OpenVPN configurations, then right-click on one and select Copy.
9. Go to the OpenVPN installation folder: Open My Computer - >Local Disk (C:) ->Program Files -> OpenVPN ->configs.
10. Paste the configuration files here. You can do this by right-clicking on the folder window and selecting Paste.
11. You have successfully uploaded the configuration files. Now you are ready to connect!
12. In the system application tray located at the bottom-right corner of your screen, right-click on the OpenVPN Client icon (it should look like a gray monitor with a lock), select one of the configurations you have just uploaded and click ‘Connect’.
13. You will be prompted to enter your service credentials for your NordVPN account. You can find your NordVPN service credentials at the Nord Account dashboard. Copy the credentials using the buttons on the right.
14. Enter your username and password and click OK. In just a couple of seconds, you will be connected to VPN.