VPN Gate Client download (for Windows, freeware)
Simply install VPN Gate Client Plugin to SoftEther VPN Client. It will enable you to connect to any of our Public VPN Relay Servers of VPN Gate in a snap. It has a better throughput than L2TP, OpenVPN or SSTP. This program files are digitally signed by a certificate issued by GlobalSign. The binary file has a countersignature issued by Symantec.
- How to Install and Use
- Distributable Files
This software is freeware. You may copy or redistribute the files you have acquired. You can upload the entire software to other websites. If your government's firewall exhibits problems, rendering www.vpngate.net (this web site) unreachable from your country, don't hestitate to distribute VPN Gate on websites in your country to help other users around you.
Make sure you use the latest version. Update VPN Gate Client to the latest version whenever your goverment's firewall exhibits strange errors disrupting VPN Gate's networks.
Users are recommended to bookmark the mirror links shown here. Check it out if www.vpngate.net (this site) becomes unreachable due to strange errors your government's firewall may cause. VPN Gate Client Plug-in includes VPN Gate Relay Service. It is disabled by default. You can activate it manually.
- About Anti-Virus software
This program uses the networking functions of the operating system for its core VPN capability.
Some anti-virus software or firewalls warn that such behavior might be dangerous.
If your anti-virus software disrupts the VPN function, add the VPN program file or the installer to its whitelist.
Notice: About background services
The notes in this section are not specific to SoftEther VPN or VPN Gate, but apply to general system software.
SoftEther VPN Client, SoftEther VPN Server, SoftEther VPN Bridge, and VPN Gate Relay Service will be installed on your computer as system services. System services always run in the background. System services usually do not appear on the computer display. Then your computer system is booted, system services automatically start in the background even before you or other users log in. To check whether SoftEther-related system service is running, check the process list or the background service list of your OS (called as "Services" in Windows, or "Daemons" in UNIX.) You can activate, deactivate, start, or stop system services using the functions of the OS anytime. SoftEther-related GUI tools for managing system services communicate with these system services. After you terminate these management GUI tools, SoftEther-related system services will continue to run in the background. System services consume CPU time, computer power, memory and disk space. Because system services consume power, your electricity charges and amount of thermal of your computer increase as result. In addition, there is a possibility that the mechanical parts of the life of your computer is reduced.
SoftEther VPN Server download (freeware)
SoftEther VPN is a freeware developed at University of Tsukuba, Japan. High-performance VPN with the ultimate compatibilities to many devices. Windows, Mac, smartphones, tablets (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows RT) and Cisco or other VPN routers are supported. SoftEther VPN also accepts OpenVPN and MS-SSTP VPN clients. For more details, visit http://www.softether.org/.
As described on How to Provide Your Computer as a VPN Server for VPN Gate, you can install SoftEther VPN Server and activate the VPN Gate Service (must be activated manually) to make your computer host a VPN service as a member of VPN Gate Academic Experiment.
- Download SoftEther VPN Server
Languages available: English, Japanese and Simplified Chinese
Compatible OS: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and Solaris
Using Mac, iPhone / iPad or Android ?
- You can use L2TP/IPsec with OS built-in L2TP/IPsec VPN Client to connect VPN Gate.
- You can use OpenVPN Client (by OpenVPN Technologies, Inc.) to connect VPN Gate.