Astrill Setup Manual:How to configure PPTP with Windows built-in client on Windows 8
Attention! PPTP protocol won't be supported by Astrill after 1st January, 2021.
Click Windows+I, this opens the Settings menu of the charms bar on the right edge of the screen,you will see the Control Panel as one of its options.
Click on Network and Sharing Center in Control Panel then Set up a new connection or network.
On Connect to a Workplace screen, select Use my Internet connection (VPN).
For Internet address type in DAL1.ASTRILL.NET, for Destination name type in Astrill PPTP. Click on Create button.
Full list of available VPN servers can be found on Members section, (https://members.astrill.com/tools/vpn-servers).
On the Right Side, Windows will show the new PPTP connection, don't click on it yet.
Hold the Window Key and press Xto open the Quick Links Menu then select Network Connections.
In the network connections screen, right-click on Astrill PPTP and click Properties.
Go to the Security Tab.
Under Type of VPN, set Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).
Under Data Encryption, set Require Encryption.
Select Allow these Protocols, and check Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol and Microsoft CHAP Version 2.
Click to the Networking Tab. If you are prompted about the security, click Yes to continue.
On the Networking Tab, uncheck Everything except Internet Protocol Version 4 then click OK.
To connect to the VPN, click the Network icon in the System Tray, and then click on Astrill PPTP and click Connect, then enter your Astrill Username and Astrill password.
Click on OK to connect.
- You can check your IP address just to be sure, using this link: https://www.astrill.com/what-is-my-ip
for China users, use this link: https://astrill-china.com/what-is-my-ip