Forum Thread

Setting up OpenVPN server on Windows 10

2,939 502 May 28, 2018 at 02:46 PM
Has anyone got any good really complete links for information on setting up OpenVPN as a server on Windows 10?
Everything I'm finding is either incomplete, assumes too much, or (mostly) both. I'm looking for a step-by-step guide that doesn't send you off googling obscure details and having to read for hours to find out that the guide that sent you on the wild goose chase is out of date and was telling you things that don't exist, don't work with the current version, etc, etc.

8 Comments

1

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2008
Custom User Title.
38,970 Posts
6,569 Reputation
#2
are you trying to setup server or client on Windows 10?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2004
top secret
2,939 Posts
502 Reputation
Original Poster
#3
Quote from Noddy
:
Has anyone got any good really complete links for information on setting up OpenVPN as a server on Windows 10?
Quote from xxxHolic
:
are you trying to setup server or client on Windows 10?
Did you even read my post? I mean, "as a server" is underlined in there, right? It's not just me hallucinating after all the documentation I've read, bad links followed, and lousy Youtube videos watched? LOL.
Seriously, not trying to be rude, but this has been very frustrating...

To answer your question - I am trying to set up a server. Once I have a server up and running - a task that seems impossible so far - I may get all kinds of ambitious and attempt a client installation on another machine to <shudder> possibly perhaps connect to the server. Based on current results I have a better chance of becoming director of the hadron collider but you never know.

btw, I've successfully set up OpenVPN clients in the past - but the success seems to depend on the router that is fulfilling the server role. Good luck with Netgear, not so much with TP-Link - where their own documentation bears no relation to reality.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 1
There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home. Ken Olson, President & Founder, Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2008
Custom User Title.
38,970 Posts
6,569 Reputation
#4
Quote from Noddy
:
Did you even read my post? I mean, "as a server" is underlined in there, right? It's not just me hallucinating after all the documentation I've read, bad links followed, and lousy Youtube videos watched? LOL.
Seriously, not trying to be rude, but this has been very frustrating...

To answer your question - I am trying to set up a server. Once I have a server up and running - a task that seems impossible so far - I may get all kinds of ambitious and attempt a client installation on another machine to <shudder> possibly perhaps connect to the server. Based on current results I have a better chance of becoming director of the hadron collider but you never know.

btw, I've successfully set up OpenVPN clients in the past - but the success seems to depend on the router that is fulfilling the server role. Good luck with Netgear, not so much with TP-Link - where their own documentation bears no relation to reality.

I asked because nobody setup OpenVPN server on Windows 10.

Windows 10 itself is a spyware. Why don't you get a cheap computer, install linux on it. Then setup OpenVPN server on that computer?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 1
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2004
top secret
2,939 Posts
502 Reputation
Original Poster
#5
Quote from xxxHolic
:
I asked because nobody setup OpenVPN server on Windows 10.
Windows 10 itself is a spyware. Why don't you get a cheap computer, install linux on it. Then setup OpenVPN server on that computer?
This isn't the bash Windows 10 thread. Some of us work in the real world where Windows 10 is the reality imposed by ease of use, corporate policy, etc, etc. It's a Windows environment. Period. Nobody is going to pay for any Linux experience, knowledge, or support. Period. It has to be supportable by people who barely know that when it is up and running what they see is called a desktop.
Based on what I've seen so far I doubt OpenVPN is any easier to setup on any other platform but, whatever, there is no option here for any additional equipment so it's a moot point.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2004
facebook = malware
12,362 Posts
4,932 Reputation
#6
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
"That means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what."
-- Barack Obama, speech to the AMA, June 15, 2009
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2004
top secret
2,939 Posts
502 Reputation
Original Poster
#7
Thanks but I had seen that early on in the process.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2004
top secret
2,939 Posts
502 Reputation
Original Poster
#8
Quote from xxxHolic
:
I asked because nobody setup OpenVPN server on Windows 10.
Huh. I just did. Peace
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2008
Custom User Title.
38,970 Posts
6,569 Reputation
#9
Quote from Noddy
:
Huh. I just did. Peace
Peace.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 1 of 1
1
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2018. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard