How To Create A VPN Connection .pbk File On Windows

[ 0 ] August 30, 2012 |

 

In our free download page, we have a free VPN connection .pbk file for you to download. The .pbk file in our free download page is out of date and the VPNs in the .pbk files are not working. Here we will show you how to make a .pbk file on Windows XP. 

 

1. Open Notepad and create an empty file. Save the empty file as vpn.txt on your desktop.

vpn coonection pbk file

vpn coonection pbk file

2. Find the vpn.txt file on your desktop. Right click it to rename the .txt file extension to .pbk.

vpn coonection pbk file

Ignore the alert and click “Yes”.

vpn coonection pbk file

3. Now you’ll see a vpn.pbk file on your desktop.

vpn coonection pbk file

4. Double click vpn.pbk and you will see a popup saying “The phonebook is empty. Press OK and add an entry”. Press “OK”.

vpn coonection pbk file

5. In the new connection wizard, select “Connect to a private network through the Internet”.

vpn connection pbk file

6. Select “Do not dial the initial” and press “Next”.

vpn connection pbk file

7. Enter the VPN server hostname or IP. Here we use hotfreevpn as an example. You can get this info at http://us.hotfreevpn.com.

vpn connection pbk file

8. Name the VPN connection as what you want. We name it as “us.hotfreevpn.com” so it is easy to be recognized.

vpn connection pbk file

Click “Finish”.

9. You will see the “us.hotfreevpn.com” connection is now in the .pbk file. Press “Connect” button.

vpn connection pbk file

10. Type in the VPN user name and the password. You can get this info from the VPN service provider. Check “Save this user name and password …”.

vpn connection pbk file

Click “Connect” and start to connect.

11. Connecting…

vpn connection pbk file

Wait till your computer is connected to the VPN server successfully.

12. To disconnect the VPN connection, please double click vpn.pbk from your desktop. Click “Hang Up” button to disconnect VPN connection.

The steps above are done on Windows XP operating system. We have a tutorial on how to use a .pbk file on Windows 7. If you are using Windows 7, please follow this tutorial.

13. If you have new VPN to add, just double click the vpn.pbk file and you will see a “New” button. You can add new VPN connection by pressing “New” button.

You can make your own .pbk file for easy VPN connection now! The VPN connection setup by this method is PPTP type. You can select a connection, edit the properties to change it to L2TP/IPsec type.

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