Install on XP
Installing the My Expat Network VPN client on Windows XP
Ok lets get you up and running. Before you know it you'll be watching your favourite TV shows, unblocking Facebook to catch up with friends and family, safe in the knowledge that you have secure internet access to our country specific servers.
Please ensure that before you attempt to install the software you are logged into your computer as an Admin user and not a Limited Account.
If you are unsure that you are a Computer Administrator you can check this by going to your Start Menu, choosing Control Panel and then selecting User Accounts.
Within this window you can see all the user accounts and which type they are.
If you are a Limited Account User then you will have to log out and log in as a Computer Administrator or get your Computer Administrator to install the software for you.
It is also recommended that you disable any anti-virus software during this process too.
My Expat Network Countries
There are several countries that you can subscribe to, and each of the VPN clients have a slightly different name, however the installation instructions are relevant to all of the countries listed below.
MyExpatNet - United Kingdom
MyExpatNetUS - United States
MyExpatNetAUS - Australia
MyExpatNetCAN - Canada
MyExpatNetPREM - All countries premium service
Double click on the MyExpatNet installer icon on your desktop to start the installation. You may get a security warning window pop up, just click Run
Please read the Licence Agreement carefully and if you are happy to proceed click the I Agree button.
You can choose where to install the VPN client on your computer but it is recommended to use the default pathway into your Programme Files folder. Click on the Install button to continue.
When warned about the TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 drivers not having passed Windows Logo testing, don’t panic, this is normal.
Click the Continue Anyway button.
(If you choose to stop the installation at this point the rest of the application will install but the required TAP drivers will not. You will not be able to connect to the VPN service without these drivers installed).
Congratulations you have now installed the MyExpatNet VPN Client.
Click Finish to close the installation window.
Follow the instructions below to get you connected to the MyExpatNet service.
How to use the MyExpatNet VPN Client on Windows XP
Now that the VPN client is installed you’ll need to launch the application to enable you to visit all those websites that were previously blocked to you.
On your desktop you will now have a MyExpatNet GUI icon. Double click this to connect to the VPN service and to also launch the System Tray icon.
Depending on which country you signed up for, the desktop icon may be named slightly differently i.e. MyExpatNetUS GUI for the US only service.
You will see in your System Tray (bottom right of your desktop) an announcement that you are now connected to the country you subscribed to; in this example above it shows the United States.
To disconnect from the service you will need to right-click on the System Tray icon with the green arrow (similar to the large MyExpatNet GUI icon on the desktop). A contextual menu will appear, from which you can choose Disconnect.
To reconnect to the VPN service simply repeat the last step and this time choose Connect from the contextual menu.