Download & Install ShrewVPN ClientWhen using a Storm VPN connection on Windows versions 8, and up, you may find issues connecting. This is due to changes in Windows that causes issues with the built-in client. Due to this issue we have found success connecting from newer Windows versions using ShrewVPN Client.
We do not provide any support for ShrewVPN, or other VPN Clients, however we do suggest giving it a try. We get the most reports of success from customers this client if their OS is Windows 8+.
- Navigate to the Shrew Soft download page: https://www.shrew.net/download/vpn
- Scroll down the page to the Downloads table.
- Find the most recent version and click the download link. In this case that is the 2.2.2-release version.
- Once the download finishes, run and complete the installation process.
Connecting to Storm VPNWith the ShrewVPN software installed you will now be able to configure your first VPN connection to the Storm VPN. While you can configure the necessary options manually through the program itself, generally, it’s easiest to create a configuration file and import the necessary options that way. To import the connection settings you will open your text editor (notepad, notepad++, etc) and paste the text found in the box below:
n:version:4 n:network-ike-port:500 n:network-mtu-size:1380 n:client-addr-auto:1 n:network-natt-port:4500 n:network-natt-rate:15 n:network-frag-size:540 n:network-dpd-enable:1 n:client-banner-enable:1 n:network-notify-enable:1 n:client-dns-used:1 n:client-dns-auto:1 n:client-dns-suffix-auto:1 n:client-splitdns-used:1 n:client-splitdns-auto:1 n:client-wins-used:1 n:client-wins-auto:1 n:phase1-dhgroup:2 n:phase1-life-secs:86400 n:phase1-life-kbytes:0 n:vendor-chkpt-enable:0 n:phase2-life-secs:3600 n:phase2-life-kbytes:0 n:policy-nailed:0 n:policy-list-auto:1 s:network-host:126.96.36.199 s:client-auto-mode:pull s:client-iface:virtual s:network-natt-mode:enable s:network-frag-mode:enable s:auth-method:mutual-psk-xauth s:ident-client-type:keyid s:ident-server-type:any s:ident-client-data:liquidweb b:auth-mutual-psk:NzQya1daVEtneFU1Wm5pYQ== s:phase1-exchange:aggressive s:phase1-cipher:auto s:phase1-hash:auto s:phase2-transform:auto s:phase2-hmac:auto s:ipcomp-transform:disabled n:phase2-pfsgroup:-1 s:policy-level:autoOnce the above text is pasted into the text editor you will then save the file in the vpn format. To do this we will save the filename as: liquidweb.vpn. Note: If your save window has a ‘Save as type‘ option this should be set to ‘All types (*.*)‘ before you hit save. With the connection settings saved to the liquidweb.vpn you are now ready to import the settings and make your first VPN connection. To start open ShrewVPN:
- Import the settings: File > Import
- Navigate to and Select the file: Once you’ve selected the vpn file click ‘Open’
- Name the connection: You can either adjust the new connection name, or click enter to continue.