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So I am looking for a good VPN client to replace the native one in Windows 7. I have a pfsense box set up at my house that allows me to VPN from my phone and tablet. However, the native Windows 7 client does not seem to want to play nicely, and I can't get it to connect.

I have looked into a few clients already, but the problem is that they all seem to come attached to a service that you must subscribe to or make some account for. I don't want that since I already have my own personal VPN server. I tried to get OpenVPN working, but just kept running into all kinds of problems.

So if anyone can either recommend me a good free client, or walk me through how to get OpenVPN working, I'm all ears.

Thanks everyone.
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What kind of VPN do you have set up? For L2TP and PPTP, the built-in client in Windows works great.
    
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It's IPsec. I've tried just about every combination of settings with the windows client and can't get it going. But setting it up on my phone and tablet was a breeze. The setting that I can't seem to find is something along the lines of "group" or "organization". The VPN settings that I have set up in pfsense make me put something in for that, and I just made up a fake email address at a fake domain (.com). The phone and tablet both had a field for this, but the Windows client either doesn't have it or is really good at hiding it from me.
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