How to Configure UTunnel Windows VPN Client

This guide explains the features of UTunnel’s Windows VPN client application with instructions to configure and use it. You must first download and install the Windows VPN client application.

Logging in to Windows VPN Client

1. Personal Account Login: Personal account users can log in to the Windows VPN client by entering their email address and password into the respective fields in the Personal Account tab, followed by clicking on the Login button.

windows vpn client configuration login screen

2. Business Account Login: Business account users need to switch to the Business Account tab in the VPN client app and enter their organization’s portal name into the field and click on the Submit button.

windows vpn client configuration business login

If your Organization’s user authentication is managed with SSO, you will be redirected to the respective identity provider’s login page to sign in with their SSO credentials. 

In case of a Non-SSO Organization, users can log in by entering their email and password into the Business Account login screen in the client app and clicking on the Login button.

windows vpn client configuration business account credentials

Connecting to the VPN

Once logged in, the Connect tab will be active in the client. The currently selected VPN server name and VPN IP address will be displayed at the top of the page. The VPN protocol and Server Type (Cloud/On-Premise) will be displayed at the bottom of the page, right above the Connect VPN button.

windows vpn client configuration connect screen

To connect to the displayed VPN server, click on the Connect VPN button. If you want to change the VPN server or the VPN protocol, click on the Change button. Which will take you to the server list page.

windows vpn client configuration connecting to vpn server

Selecting a VPN Server and VPN Protocol

From the Server List tab in the client app, you can view the list of VPN servers. Click on your preferred VPN server's name, which will expand to show the available VPN Protocols and Connect toggle button.

Select your preferred protocol and click on the toggle button to connect to the server.

windows vpn client configuration vpn server and protocol selection

Manage VPN Client Settings

Navigate to the Settings tab to manage your VPN client application settings. Here, you can switch the :

  • Enable the app to attempt reconnection if the VPN disconnects unexpectedly.
  • Enable or disable VPN connection notifications in Windows 11 Action Center.
  • Decide if you want to send the application to the Windows system tray or exit the application when you close the application using the X button on the top right corner.
  • Enable the application to launch at the system startup and initiate auto-connect.

Once you make the necessary changes, click on the Save button to save the changes.

windows vpn client configuration settings screen

Access VPN Client Application Logs

To access application logs from the Windows application, navigate to the Settings tab and click on the Get Log button. See here for a more detailed guide on how to access VPN client logs in Windows.

windows vpn client configuration collect application logs

Change UTunnel Account Password

To change your UTunnel account password, navigate to the Account tab. Input your old password and new password in the respective columns and click on the Change Password button.

Please note that the Change Password option is not available for Single-Sign-On enabled account users. 

windows vpn client configuration change password

Logging out of UTunnel VPN

To log out from your UTunnel Windows VPN client, click on the Logout button in the Accounts tab.

windows vpn client configuration logout

You will be asked to confirm if you want to log out. Click the Yes button if you want to proceed with logout.

windows vpn client configuration confirm logout

Manage VPN Client from Windows System Tray

When the UTunnel Windows VPN client is running, you will be able to see the app icon in the Windows system tray.

You can connect/disconnect the VPN, open the client app screen or quit the application by right-clicking the UTunnel VPN app icon.

windows vpn client configuration system tray

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