HOW TO CONFIGURE OPENVPN (FOR WINDOW XP, WINDOW VISTA AND WINDOWS 7 ONLY)

This one is for those that are requesting it so here it comes. It’s for windows users only

You need administrative privileges on your PC, so it probably won't work on most company PCs. With Vista and Windows 7, you also need to explicitly run the Your Freedom client with administrative privileges (right-click, "Run as administrator"). Alternatively, right-click on the link in the start menu, choose "Properties", click on the "Compatibility" tab, then tick the "run as administrator" checkbox -- this will fix it once and for all, as long as you always use this link to run the YF client.
The only other thing needed is OpenVPN, which is free software available for download from the OpenVPN web page. It needs to be at least version 2.1_rc20; just grab the newest release version.
There is one thing we urge you to do first: please ensure your computer is properly protected and not infected by some virus/worm or a trojan. Ensure that it is not part of a bot net. If you don't our servers might have to close down your account to protect our systems. If you do not have a proper security suite installed on your PC please open Internet Explorer now and visit this web page for a free check (it is a Microsoft tool and will therefore only work in Internet Explorer): http://onecare.live.com/site/en-US/default.htm We strongly advise that you repeat this from time to time. It is for your own protection! If you haven't got other protection consider installing free protection software like Microsoft Security Essentials, Avira Antivir or avast! home edition. Do it now!

Install OpenVPN
Download the Windows Installer version of OpenVPN (if you're not running Windows and would still like to use OpenVPN mode, get in contact with us -- it works but not out of the box) and install it. You should use a version 2.1, not version 2.0.9 (2.0.9 will not work properly). Simply click through the installer, the defaults are fine. Once it's installed, click on "Start", "Control Panel", "Network connections". Find the TAP-WIN32 interface, right-click on it and choose "Properties". In the protocol list, find "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)", highlight it and click on "Properties". Use a manually configured DNS server: 85.214.18.161. If you feel like having two of them, use 85.214.100.186 as the second but it's not needed. Click all the OK buttons to close the windows. That's all the configuration you need, you don't have to mess with the slightly cryptic internals of OpenVPN, the Your Freedom client will do this for you.

Enable OpenVPN in Your Freedom
Now start the Your Freedom client. Click on the Ports panel. Under "Local Services", find "OpenVPN mode" and enable it. The port number should be 1194 unless you have to change it -- in fact it can be nearly anything between 1024 and 65535 but 1194 is the default and usually fine.

That's it!
You should be done now! Start the Your Freedom connection and watch the door symbol. It should open as it normally does, but a few seconds later it should open further. Check out the message log, it tells you when OpenVPN is ready or if there is any problem.
Now be sure that your applications do not use a configured web proxy or SOCKS server other than the Your Freedom client. I say other than the Your Freedom client because it doesn't matter if they use it -- they just don't have to anymore. Also, do not use any socksifiers. Install and run your games and applications just like you were at home with a DSL or cable router connecting you to the Internet.

Windows Vista and Windows 7
With Windows Vista and Windows 7 there is more work to be done. Fortunately, Microsoft has started with Vista to care more about your safety than they have with older Windows versions. Unfortunately, this breaks OpenVPN mode unless you grant admin privileges to the Your Freedom client so it can pass them on to OpenVPN (with older Windows versions the YF client would inherit the privileges automatically from your account). There are two ways to achieve this:
1. Run the YF client by right-clicking on the icon and choosing "Run as administrator" each time.
2. Modify the start menu and/or desktop links by right-clicking on each of them. Choose "Properties", then click on "Compatibility" and tick the "run as administrator" check-box.
3. Find the openvpn.exe binary, right-click on it, choose "Properties", then click on "Compatibility" and tick the "run as administrator" check-box.
It's a matter of taste which method you use. The latter two methods are once-and-for-all methods and we recommend you use one of them, probably #3.
With Vista/7 it is also important that you do not stop and re-start the connection too quickly. Give it a few seconds to settle after you've stopped the connection or OpeNVPN might not come up properly.

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