Follow steps to setup PPTP VPN for your Windows 7

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How to setup PPTP VPN in Windows 7

These instructions work under all the client side variations of Windows 7, namely Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate.

Before setting up your VPN connection, make sure your version of Windows 7 is up to date by running Windows Update.

Open the Start Menu

First, click on the Start Menu and type “VPN” into the search box.

Click on the “Set up a virtual private network (VPN) connection.”

Enter the server information

Now, enter the server information as below.

In the text box labelled “Internet address” type VPN server host name: full list of available VPN servers can be found on My VPN Access page after login.

In the text box labelled “Destination name” type “My VPN” or whatever you want. This is the name of the connection, and will show up in the “Connect to a network” screen when we’re done.

Lastly, make sure that the checkbox labelled “Don’t connect now; just set it up so I can connect later” is checked.

Then click the “Next” button.

Enter your Seed4.Me username and password

In this screen, enter your VPN username and password.

In the text box labelled “User name:”, enter Seed4.Me username.

In the text box labelled “Password:”, enter your Seed4.Me password.

Optionally, check the “Remember this password” checkbox and you won’t have to enter your password when you connect to Seed4.Me.

Then, click the “Create” button.

Go to the connection

Click on the Start Menu, type the word “Network” into the search box, and click on “Network and Sharing Center”.

When the Network and Sharing Center opens, click on “Connect to a network”.

When you click on “Connect to a network”, a list of VPNs pops up. Right click on the “My VPN” connection (the VPN connection just created) and choose “Properties”.

Edit the VPN type to PPTP

When the property window opens, click on the “Security” tab. Click on “Automatic”, and change it to “Point to Point Tunnelling Protocol (PPTP).

Networking settings

This screen shows you the network settings. You may have different items in your list. In the list of items that you see, make sure that only the “Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)” and “Client for Microsoft Networks” items are checked. If other protocols are checked, uncheck them by clicking on the checkbox.

Seed4.Me currently does not route anything except TCP/IP version 4.


You’re now done with your setup! You’ve set up your Seed4.Me connection to use PPTP. Click “OK” to finish now, then connect to our VPN server by this connection.