This document describes how to connect to a VPN Relay Server of VPN Gate by using SoftEther VPN Client.
You can make a VPN connection easily, comfortably and quickly by using SoftEther VPN Client. Note that SoftEther VPN Client runs only on Windows.Mac, iPhone / iPad and Android users have to choose other method.
Tips: How does VPN Gate implements its VPN Server function? Visit our another VPN project, "SoftEther Project".This is the parent project. VPN Gate is a child project of SoftEther Project.
VPN on Windows step by step guide (Using SoftEther VPN)
1. Install SoftEther VPN Client with VPN Gate Client Plug-in (only once at the first time)
Download the special version of SoftEtherVPN Client which has the "VPN Gate Client Plug-in" .•Download SoftEther VPN Client + 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 file name begins with "vpngate-client-", and proceed with the installation.
The setup will start . 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 described. 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
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, Choose either TCP or UDP on the screen. If a VPN connection will be established successfully, This windows will disappear automatically in 5 seconds. If you failed to connect specified VPN server, try another.
3. Enjoy Internet via VPN relaying While a VPN connection is established, a Virtual Network Adapter on Windows will be created and the adapter will be assigned an IP address which begins with the "10.211." block. The default gateway address will be designated on the Virtual Network Adapter.
You can confirm these network configuration by running "ipconfig /all" command on the Windows Command Prompt. While VPN is established, all communications towards the Internet will be relayed via the VPN Server.
You can verify that by using "tracert 184.108.40.206"command on the Windows Command Prompt. Asthe above figure, if the packet-path are through "10.211.254.254" , your communication is now relayed via one of VPN Gate Public VPN Servers. You can also visit the VPN Gate Top Pageto see your current global IPaddress.
You can see your source country or region has been changed to other if you are connecting to a VPN server which is located on oversea country.
Enjoy YouTube, Facebook or Twitter while your VPN connection is established. Facebook, Twitter and Gmail uses HTTPS (SSL) encrypted communication protocols.
Regardless of VPN or non-VPN, no one can tap these encrypted communications.