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Feel free to open a ticket in our discord if you require assistance with this setup!
We kindly ask that you at least try to follow either the Video Guide or the Text Guide before opening a ticket!

For your own safety we advise you to carefully read ALL the red text on this page  : )
 


Requirements
You will need everything that is listed below to make this work with our Solutions!

Hardware
Game device (Your main Gaming PC)
Needs to be Windows 10 1909 or later.

Radar device (Second PC/Laptop or VPS)
Needs to be at least 2Cores and 4GB RAM.
Second PC needs to be Windows 10 1909 or later.
VPS needs to be Windows Server 2019 1809 or later.

Software
Softether VPN Server (On Radar device)
Direct Download
Official Website

Softether VPN Client (On Gaming device)
Direct Download
Official Website

 


Video Guide
Scroll down if you prefer to follow a text guide!
 

ON RADAR-PC

ON GAMING-PC

Videos created by Mango.

If you successfully finished this Video Guide you can proceed with the Radar Setup Guide.

 


Text Guide
If you already successfully finished the Video Guide then you are done with this guide and can continue with the Radar Setup.

 

ON RADAR-PC

1.1. Install the Softether VPN Server by just clicking next and next until it is installed.
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1.2. Double click localhost, enter any password (you might need it in the future).

1.3. Tick the first setting “Remote Access VPN Server” -> click nextfinishedRAVS.png.c25b75137281271a701acce35e0c7310.png

1.4. Click next, then yes, enter "VPN" as virtual hub name and click OK.

1.5. Exit out of the Dynamic DNS Function Window without changing any settings.

1.6. Tick the first option “Enable L2TP Server Function (L2TP over IPsec).
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1.7. Disable VPN Azure at the bottom -> click OK

1.8. Click “Create Users”

  • enter a username and a password (They don't really need to be secure.. But it doesn't hurt to make the secure)
  • click OK.

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1.9. Click Exit in the “Manage Users” window, then click Close.

1.10. Double click on the connection you created.

1.11. Then you click “Virtual NAT and Virtual DHCP Server (SecureNAT) at the bottom right

  • Click Enable SecureNat
  • Click OK
  • Click Exit
  • Click Exit

 

ON GAMING-PC

2.1. Install the Softether VPN Client by just clicking next and next until it is installed.finishedSoftetherClient.png.9c7178b48e938de5623a15f16397a8f7.png

2.2. Once the installation process is finished click Finish.

2.3. In the main screen click Add VPN connection.

  • If you are doing this for the first time a message box will appear asking if you want to create a Virtual Network Adapter
    • Click Yes.
    • Leave the Default name "VPN" and click OK.
  • Click Add VPN connection again if you don't get the window from the picture below.

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2.4. Fill everything out

  • Host Name: You need enter the IP of your Radar-PC. It has to look similar to your Gaming-PC IP. To check the IPv4 address of the Radar-PC open CMD on Radar-PC and type ipconfig.
    finishedIPCheck.png.9c53f748d75d8b11cfb36dba8867ad4c.png
    -> Make sure that "VPN" automatically shows up in "Virtual Hub Name"
  • Port Number: Usually you can leave it at 443 but you can also use 992, 1194 and 5555.
  • User Name: User Name you created in Softether on Radar-PC.
  • Password: User password you set in Softether on Radar-PC.

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  • Click OK.

2.5. Now you can either right click and connect to your vpn or simply double click on the new connection and it should connect without any issues.

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You are done with the Softether-VPN setup.
If you successfully finished this Text Guide you can proceed with the Radar Setup Guide.

 


Troubleshooting / Testing Functionality

Testing Functionality

  • Method 1: If your VPN has the status "Connected" and you have working internet on your Gaming-PC your VPN is working correctly.
    finishedSoftetherClientConnected.png.7610c9916dc90a04c6e03d66917993ef.png

 

  • Method 2: On the Radar-PC open your "Softether VPNServer Manager" and double click your profile
    finishedSoftetherServerSettingName.png.03d7eaef662f9c37c0407c0118fad833.png
    • While you are connected your Virtual Hub will show two Sessions instead of one!
      finishedSoftetherServerVirtualHubSessions.png.feb1fdbe5fdc919f1875ce0fcc3b6b91.png
       

Please try the troubleshooting steps if you can't connect to your VPN or you lose your internet connection when it says "Connected".
 

Troubleshooting

  • Connections Issues
    • Open Ports UDP 500 AND UDP 4500 in the firewall of your Radar-PC.
    • Make sure that Secure NAT is enabled.
    • Make sure that you entered the correct ip address in you vpn connection profile.
  • Stability Issues
    • All of the following settings should be done on the Softether-Client and can be very setup dependant!
      • Try using port 5555 instead od 443.
      • Go into advanced settings.
        • Set the "Number of TCP Connections" to 32
        • Tick "Disable VoIP / QoS Functions"
        • Untick "Encrypt VPN Session with SSL"
        • Tick "Disable UDP Acceleration"

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If these troubleshooting steps don't fix your connection issue we can help you in
a ticket on our discord server!


 

Feel free to open a ticket in our discord if you require assistance with this setup!
We kindly ask that you at least try to follow either the Video Guide or the Text Guide before opening a ticket!

If you have any ideas or improvements for this guide feel free to message PaXe#1111 on Discord.

 

It's always nice to see some feedback
so don't be shy and let us know what you think!

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