How to set up FastVPN on Windows?

From the FastVPN page, select your desired plan:


FastVPN Windows App setup starts with launching the app and signing into your Namecheap account or creating a new account:

Screenshot of the window to create a VPN account

Once you are logged in, enter payment details and confirm your purchase:


To install the app, you can use the link directly from the FastVPN for Windows page by clicking the Download button in the Download VPN for Windows section:



Once the app is successfully installed, the FastVPN icon will appear in the Windows bar. Click this icon and sign into your existing Namecheap account:




Once signed in, you will see the FastVPN system tray icon with Compact mode:


Right click on the FastVPN icon in the tray menu for Compact mode. Under Compact mode, you will have:

  • Favorite

    From here you can connect to your favorite locations. Note that you will be able to add your favorite location if you have not chosen any before:


  • Best Available

    From here you can connect to the "Best Available" location:


  • See All locations will redirect you to the expanded view with more options where you can see all locations, add/remove the favorite country or city, connect to country or city:

Here you can favorite a country:


Or favorite a city:


You can have multiple levels of connections, either connect at a country level:


Or connect to a city location:


  • Settings will redirect you to the expanded view where you will have more options:

Under General Settings, you will have:

  • Kill Switch - disconnects your internet connection when FastVPN is not available ensuring your online security.
    Note
    : if Kill-Switch is turned on and you are not connected to VPN, the ping information cannot be retrieved and you will need to:
    1. Turn off Kill-Switch.
    2. Connect to VPN.    
    3. Then turn back ON Kill-Switch.
  • Startup - ensures the app is launched upon startup.
  • Auto-Connect - ensures you are connected to the last connected location automatically. Note: if you did not have a previous location setup, it will be the "Best Available" location by default.
  • About Fast VPN where you can check the app version.
  • Customer Support - allows you to contact directly our Support Team by clicking the "Chat with a Live Person" link.
  • Link to our Rules & Policies.
  • Send Feedback - allows you to submit a feedback from the app.
  • Sign out from the app.
  • Quit App.

Under Protocol Settings, you will have:

  • IKEv2 - a 256-bit encryption, secure, stable and mobile-oriented protocol.
  • OpenVPN - also a 256-bit encryption protocol. It has strong desktop support and requires third-party software.
    • TCP (Transmission Control Protocol).
      • High reliability compatibility.
    • UDP (User Datagram Protocol).
      • Best for slow connections and transmitting the time-sensitive data.
  • Scramble function - allows you to add obfuscation capability to OpenVPN in order to bypass network sensors that detect VPN usage in  order to block it.
  • Install/Reinstall Tap Driver - installs the required third-party software for using OpenVPN.

Under Log Details, you will have:

  • Track Your User Behavior - allows you privately turning on user tracking logs. They will be visible only to you.
  • Data Consumption - allows you to track Downloads and Uploads.
  • Log Details - improve your troubleshooting experience.

  • Send feedback allows you to submit feedback from the app.


  • Help

    • Customer Support
    • Terms of Service
    • Privacy Policy

  • Sign Out
  • Quit


                  
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