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How to set up SoftEther VPN on Windows

This tutorial will show you how to set up SoftEther VPN on Windows using the SmartyDNS VPN services. If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. In order to use SoftEther on Windows you will need to download and install the SoftEther software first.
  2. Download SoftEther VPN software for Windows.
  3. Once the software is downloaded install it:
  4. Click on “Next” (1).How to set up SoftEther VPN on Windows: Step 1
  5. Select “SoftEther VPN Client” (2), then click on “Next” button (3).How to set up SoftEther VPN on Windows: Step 2
  6. Check the “I agree to the user Licence Agreement” checkbox (4), then click “Next” (5).How to set up SoftEther VPN on Windows: Step 3
  7. Click “Next” (6), on the “Important notice” screen.How to set up SoftEther VPN on Windows: Step 4
  8. Select the directory where you want to install the software then click “Next” (7).How to set up SoftEther VPN on Windows: Step 5
  9. Click “Next” (8) to start the Installation process.How to set up SoftEther VPN on Windows: Step 6
  10. Once the installation process is finished click on “Finish” button (9).How to set up SoftEther VPN on Windows: Step 7
  11. Now launch the SoftEther VPN Client Manager.
  12. Click “Add VPN connection” (10) in the main screen.How to set up SoftEther VPN on Windows: Step 8
  13. A popup window will appear asking if you want to create a Virtual Network Adapter. Click “Yes” (11).How to set up SoftEther VPN on Windows: Step 9
  14. In the “New VPN Connection Setting Properties” enter the following settings:Setting Name type: SmartyDNS (or use any name you want).

    Host Name: “Server name or address” – enter the IP address you want to connect to.

    To find the entire list of all available servers, sign in to your account on our website, go to “Setup” -> “VPN Servers“. If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

    Port Number: 443 (992, 1194, or 5555 also can be used).

    Virtual Hub Name: from drop down menu choose “SmartyDNS”, or your desired name.

    Auth Type: Choose Radius or NT Domain Authentication.

    Username: SmartyDNS VPN username.

    Password: SmartyDNS VPN package password.

    Assure you use your VPN username and password, NOT the website account credentials. To find your VPN username and password, sign in to your account on our website, go to “Setup” -> “VPN Username & Password“. If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

    Then click “OK”, in order to create a VPN connection.

    How to set up SoftEther VPN on Windows: Step 10

  15. Right-click on your VPN connection and click “Connect”, to connect to VPN.How to set up SoftEther VPN on Windows: Step 11
  16. To disconnect SoftEther, right-click on your VPN connection, then click “Disconnect”.How to set up SoftEther VPN on Windows: Step 12
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