VPN Gate Client download (for Windows, freeware)
VPN Gate Client Plugin to SoftEther VPN Client. It will enable you to
connect to any of our Public VPN Relay Servers of VPN Gate in a snap.
It has a better throughput than L2TP, OpenVPN or SSTP. This program files
are digitally signed by a certificate issued by GlobalSign. The binary file has a countersignature issued by
How to Install and Use
This software is freeware. You may copy or redistribute
the files you have acquired. You can upload the entire software to other websites.
If your government's firewall exhibits problems, rendering www.vpngate.net (this web site)
unreachable from your country, don't hestitate to distribute
VPN Gate on websites in your country to
help other users around you.
Make sure you use the latest version. Update VPN Gate Client to the latest version
whenever your goverment's firewall exhibits strange errors
disrupting VPN Gate's networks.
Users are recommended to bookmark the mirror links shown here.
Check it out if www.vpngate.net (this site) becomes
unreachable due to strange errors your government's firewall may cause.
VPN Gate Client Plug-in includes
VPN Gate Relay Service. It is
disabled by default. You can activate it manually.
This program uses the networking functions of the operating
system for its core VPN capability.
Some anti-virus software or firewalls warn that such
behavior might be dangerous.
If your anti-virus software disrupts the VPN function, add the
VPN program file or the installer to its whitelist.
Notice: About background services
The notes in this section are not specific to
SoftEther VPN or VPN Gate, but apply to general system
SoftEther VPN Client, SoftEther VPN Server, SoftEther VPN
Bridge, and VPN Gate Relay Service will be installed on your
computer as system services. System services always run in
the background. System services usually do not appear on the
computer display. Then your computer system is booted,
system services automatically start in the background even
before you or other users log in. To check whether
SoftEther-related system service is running, check the
process list or the background service list of your OS
(called as "Services" in Windows, or "Daemons" in UNIX.) You
can activate, deactivate, start, or stop system services
using the functions of the OS anytime. SoftEther-related GUI
tools for managing system services communicate with these
system services. After you terminate these management GUI
tools, SoftEther-related system services will continue to
run in the background. System services consume CPU time,
computer power, memory and disk space. Because system
services consume power, your electricity charges and amount
of thermal of your computer increase as result. In addition,
there is a possibility that the mechanical parts of the life
of your computer is reduced.
SoftEther VPN Server download (freeware)
SoftEther VPN is a freeware developed at University of
Tsukuba, Japan. High-performance VPN with the ultimate
compatibilities to many devices. Windows, Mac, smartphones,
tablets (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows RT) and Cisco or
other VPN routers are supported. SoftEther VPN also accepts
OpenVPN and MS-SSTP VPN clients. For more details, visit
As described on How to
Provide Your Computer as a VPN Server for VPN Gate,
you can install SoftEther VPN Server and activate the VPN
Gate Service (must be activated manually) to make your computer host a VPN service as a
member of VPN Gate Academic Experiment.
Download SoftEther VPN Server
Languages available: English, Japanese
Compatible OS: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and Solaris
Using Mac, iPhone / iPad or Android ?
- You can use L2TP/IPsec with OS built-in L2TP/IPsec
VPN Client to connect VPN Gate.
- You can use OpenVPN Client (by OpenVPN Technologies,
Inc.) to connect VPN Gate.