OctaneVPN Setup Guides

Using the OctaneVPN Software on your Mac or Windows PC

Using the OctaneVPN Client for the First Time

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  1. You can always find the latest version of the OctaneVPN client at our Downloads page
  2. Quick Connect:
    To make a secured connection to the closest server, enter VPN username, main password, click Connect. That's all it takes!
  3. Status Section:
    Check the upper right in the client for a quick update on the client current status. Red means that you are not connected to the VPN. Green means that you're fully secured.
  4. Locations Section:
    Double click any location to connect immediately. Sort the locations by City, Country, or Favorites. Select individual VPN gateways by clicking the number of servers available.
  5. Speed Test:
    Use the speed test to find the fastest servers for your location. You want to be DISCONNECT from the VPN Network when you make this test so that it measures speed from your computer.
  6. Preferences --> General:
    Set options like Launch and Connect at Startup and Start Minimized. Use the logging toggle for debugging connection issues
  7. Preferences --> Network:
    • Common Settings:
      Set default gateway – This option enables/disables sending traffic over the VPN. Default is enabled (protected)
      IP and DNS leak protection – This option acts like an internet kill switch. This will keep your internet from working if you lose the connection to the servers.
      Protocol – UDP or TCP. UDP is faster but TCP is useful in some cases when you want to mimic HTTPS traffic or if you’re having trouble staying connected
      Port – Changing ports may help if you’re having connection issues. Can be used in conjunction with protocol to mimic HTTPS by choosing port 443 and TCP
    • Balancing:
      Load Balance - Automatically choose gateway based on server load
      Random Balance - Connect to a random server each time you connect
    • IP Settings - Use this to automatically change IP at a set interval
      Interval to Change IP - minimum 5 minutes
      Notify of IP changes on the tray

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