Softether Client Installation and Application

The Softether client can establish an SSL-VPN with a remote VPN server, just like visiting an SSL website. SoftEther official website currently provides client software for three operating systems: windows, linux and Mac OS X. This article takes windows system as an example.

Softether VPN Client download:

From SoftEtherVPN official website:

2. Install the software
Double-click the client software, and then all the way to the next step:

In the picture above, tick the red box. Then continue to "Next"...

Click "Finish". At this point, the installation is complete. The startup interface will pop up next:

To use this software for the first time, you need to install a virtual network adapter, as shown in the figure below:

The virtual network adapter has been installed. Next, "Add a new VPN connection", right-click "Add a new VPN connection", a pop-up menu, click "New VPN connection settings":

In the picture above, all the red boxes are to be filled in:

As shown in the figure above, fill in the connection setting name at will. For the host name, fill in the domain name or IP of your remote host, and the port number 443 does not change. At this time, click the small downward arrow on the right side of the "Virtual HUB Name" box and you will see "MyVPN", just select it. User name and password should be filled in the user name and password set by yourself. After filling in everything, click "Advanced Settings":

As shown in the figure above, select 8 or greater for "Number of TCP Connections", and tick "Use SSL to encrypt VPN sessions" by default. Then click "OK", "OK":

At this time, you will find that a VPN connection has been set up, but it is still offline. Right-click on "VPN Connection", and a menu will pop up. Click "Connect":

A prompt may pop up next, asking you to choose "public network" or "home network". Generally, it is better to choose "public network".

The figure above shows the connected state. You can use the following final-level IP hiding test URL to test whether your actual IP address is hidden.

When you are not using VPN, you can right-click "VPN Connection" and click "Disconnect" in the pop-up menu: