VPN Windows

Below are instructions that go over how you can connect to the University network via VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN connection is useful to access network drives, dictionaries, foreign journals/databases, etc.

1) Start by going to https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/ to download the OpenVPN app. Scroll down the page and click the „open-vpn-install-2.4.8-i602-win10.exe" file (the file name might have changed but you click on the relevant file for your version of Windows):


2) Click "Save File":

3) Open the file.


4) This window will pop up, click "Next":


5) Click "I agree":


6) Make sure you check "EasyRSA 2 Certificate Management Scripts," then click "Next":


7) Click "Install":


8) Click "Next":


9) Uncheck "Show Readme," then click "Finish":


10) Click Start, type in "OpenVPN GUI" and click the OpenVPN GUI app to open it:


11) This error message will pop up the first time you run the program, click "OK":


12) Next you need to download the setup file for the University VPN, click on the "Download" button here below and save the file (you do not have to open it):


13) Right click the OpenVPN icon in the bottom right corner (you might need to click the arrow to see it) and click "Import file...":


14) Find the client.ovpn file you downloaded in step 12 and click "Open":


15) Click "OK":


17) Right click the OpenVPN icon again and click "Connect":


18) Finally, you will be asked to input your username and password. Type in your University username (without the @hi.is ending) and password, check "Save password" to avoid having to type it in every time, and click on "OK" to connect.