Now that you have successfully installed the My Expat Network VPN client on to your computer, starting it up and using it is fairly simple.
Double click on the My Expat Network icon on the desktop to launch the VPN client.
Single Country subscribers
If you have a single country subscription the VPN will automatically connect to that service upon launch.
Here you can see in the System Tray (bottom right of your screen) that the VPN has launched and a little green globe appears with a speech bubble telling you that you have connected, in this case to the United Kingdom service.
Country Bundle Subscribers
If you have a Country Bundle subscription you will need to go in to the System tray, right click on the little globe and choose which country service you want to connect to.
To manually connect and disconnect from the service you will need to go in to the System Tray (or hidden icons) to see the little My Expat Network VPN globe with a coloured arrow. The hidden icons can be made visible by clicking on the small arrow and you can drag and drop the icon on to your tool bar so it is visible here.
- Red arrow means it is disconnected
- Yellow arrow means it is connecting
- Green arrow means it is connected
If you right click on the little globe you will get a pop up menu.
So as you can see above, when the arrow on the globe is red (disconnected) you will get the option to Connect to the My Expat Network VPN service.
Once you click on connect the red arrow will turn yellow, showing that it is trying to connect to the My Expat Network VPN service.
Once you have successfully connected the arrow on the little globe will turn green. You will also get a little speech bubble appear (as seen earlier) to tell you which country you have connected to.
That’s it… you can now open your favourite web browser and surf as normal but now having access to that countries restricted web content.
This is essentially the same as the process for connecting but in reverse. Just go back into the System Tray and right click on the green arrowed globe.
Choose Disconnect to resume your normal web browsing.