Install on Windows

With WireGuard

WireGuard is a simple and modern VPN protocol. It's generally considered faster and more secure than OpenVPN, but isn't as widely supported. We recommend using it when available.


  1. Download and install the WireGuard software from its official website.
  2. Create a new WireGuard key in your account and download the configuration file.
    You need one for each device that you want to associate with your account.
  3. Import the configuration in WireGuard.
  4. Activate the newly imported configuration in WireGuard.
    You can check your IP address by refreshing this page (or opening it on the device) and looking at the bottom.

With CCVPN GUI

CCVPN GUI is a VPN client specifically made for our VPN on Windows. It should provide the simplest and smoothest interface to connect over OpenVPN. It's also open-source.


  1. Download and run the CCVPN GUI installer:
    Download CCVPN GUI v1.1.0 (sig)

    Please ignore Windows's warnings and click "Run anyway" - they are due to the file not having been downloaded frequently enough to be considered safe.
  2. Once installed and started, right click the icon in the notification area and select "Connect". A window will open to show you the progression, you can close it at any time and the VPN will stay connected.
  3. (Optional) You can set it to start and connect automatically on boot in the Settings.
    If you have connection issues and you think it might be blocked, try TCP mode in the settings.

With OpenVPN

OpenVPN is an older VPN protocol and software, still considered secure and one of the best VPN protocols available.
This section is about the reference implementation, OpenVPN GUI.


  1. Download the Windows Installer for OpenVPN on OpenVPN.net and install it.
  2. In your account, download a .ovpn configuration file, and copy it into C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config\.
    If you downloaded multiple config files as an archive, extract it in that folder so that the individual .ovpn files are directly in the config folder.
  3. Start OpenVPN GUI as Administrator. You can find it on your desktop or in the start menu.
    Once it's started, you should see it in the system tray. Right click it and select Connect.
  4. It should now open a OpenVPN log window showing its progress.
  5. If everything worked, the OpenVPN icon should turn green.
    Your are now connected and can enjoy your secure connection.
  6. (Optional) Save your username and password:
    • Create a text file "ccrypto_creds.txt" containing your username and password on two lines as follows: Alice
      p4ssw0rd
    • Move the file to C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config\ along with the .ovpn file.
    • Then, open the .ovpn file with a text editor (Notepad, Notepad++, ...) and add this line at the end of the file: auth-user-pass ccrypto_creds.txt
    • Reconnect and it should not ask for your password.