This article explains how to setup PPTP VPN protocol connection on a Windows 8 PC.

Before we being you need to Activate your VPN account from your Trickbyte MyAccount panel. In order to do this login to your

Under My Account > VPN section you will find Trickbyte VPN Configuration Status. Please simply enter the vpn username you would like to use and then click Activate. Once your VPN username activated system will generate a random secure password for your account.

Trickbyte VPN Configuration Section Screen Shot
Once your account is activated, you can click the show password and see your vpn account password.

Setup PPTP VPN Protocol on your Windows 8 Computer


Right click on Network icon and choose Open Network and Sharing Center.

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Click on the Set up a new connection or network link.

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Select the Connect to a workplace option, then click Next.

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Choose Use my Internet connection (VPN).

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Using a web browser, navigate to the “Trickbyte VPN Server List” section on the Trickbyte Support website. Locate your VPN Server that you like to get connected.

  • In the Internet Address box, enter the address of the vpn server you would like to get connected
  • In the Destination Name box, enter “Trickbyte VPN“. Here you can enter more friendly name depending of the servers you like to setup, i.e.; “Trickbyte United States”, Trickbyte United Kingdom”, “Trickbyte Switzerland”.

Click “Create” to continue.

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You will see your new connection in Networks.

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Click on the setup name you created and click Connect.

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Enter your Trickbyte VPN account username and password. You can find this in your page under VPN status section. Leave domain empty.

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Click OK. After the connection, you should now see the VPN connection successfully established.

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You are now connected and all your internet traffic is Encrypted & Secured!

You can connect and disconnect at anytime using the network menu in the system tray. Simply click on the network icon in the system tray and Networks list will show up right side of your Windows 8 screen. If the VPN connection fails, see the troubleshooting tips below.
There are several reasons that the VPN connection will fail. Here are some things to check.

​If the VPN connection still fails, please log a ticket with our support team for assistance.