Setting up your Windows PC to use the OpenVPN 2 Service

1.0 Activate your User Control Panel

Login to the User Control Panel by clicking on the link below:

Login to the SimplyExpats.Net Control Panel

The Login window will be displayed as below.

Login using the Username and Password you received in our signup email.

(If you have not received an email with your login details, please check your Spam and Junk mail folders).

2.0 Confirm your Account Details & Activate your Account

Once you have successfully logged in, the SimplyExpats.Net Account Confirmation window will be displayed.

Press the Confirm Details & Activate your Account button.

Once your account is activated, you will be returned to the main SimplyExpats.Net User Control Panel window.

3.0 Configuring your Windows PC to use the VPN Service

Setting up your Windows PC to use the Esix VPN Professional service is simple.

3.1 Download the OpenVPN Software

The SimplyExpats 2 Service uses the latest OpenVPN software.

Download our OpenVPN software from our Website by clicking the linkĀ <<HERE>>, and save to your Desktop.

Double Click on the Install Wizard (openvpn-install-2.4.2-I601.exe) to install OpenVPN.

The OpenVPN installer will load.

Press Run.

NOTE: Accept all the defaults.

The Main install window will be displayed. Follow the onscreen instructions.

During the installation, OpenVPN will need to install a new driver on your system. You may receive a message from Windows asking if you wish to install the drivers.

Press Yes to install the drivers.

The Install TAP device window is displayed. Press install to install the TAP device.

The completion window will be displayed.

Press Finish.

The software installation is now complete.

4. Download and Import the SimplyExpats Configuration files

Note: If you subscribe to our multi country service, you should download and import both OpenVPN Profiles.

UK Flag

UK VPN Subscribers

US Flag

US VPN Subscribers

Download UK SimplyExpats3 Profile Download Main US SimplyExpats Profile

Download the SimplyExpats OpenVPN profiles for your service from the links above.


5.0 Load the OpenVPN software

Once installed, start the OpenVPN Gui, either by double clicking theOpenVPN GUI icon on your desktop or selecting Start -> Programs -> OpenVPN GUI from the Start Menu.

The OpenVPN GUI will minimize to the system tray. If you click the ^ icon in your system tray, you will see the OpenVPN icon there.

System Tray

6.0 Import the SimplyExpats 2 Configuration File

Right click the OpenVPN icon in the system tray to display the options.


Select the Import File option.

Navigate to your Downloads Folder, and select the SimplyExpats3.ovpn file.

Press OK to confirm the import.

That's it.

Both OpenVPN and the new SimplyExpats configuration will be complete.


7.0 Connecting to the SimplyExpats3 Service

Load the OpenVPN client.

To connect to the new SimplyExpats3 service, right click on the OpenVPN icon in the system tray, and press connect. The first time you do this, you will be prompted for your username and password.


8.0 Disconnecting from the Service

To disconnect from the SimplyExpats3 service, right click the OpenVPN icon in the system tray, and select Disconnect


To disconnect from the service, simply click on the disconnect button on the connection dialog box.

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