8.1 Installation Precautions
This section describes the precautions to take before installing
PacketiX VPN Client 2.0.
8.1.1 Checking the Operating Environment
Before installing PacketiX VPN Client to a computer, check that the
computer hardware and operating system support PacketiX VPN Client 2.0.
PacketiX VPN Client supports Windows and Linux; however, this product
formally supports only operating systems with Windows 2000 or later.
PacketiX VPN Client can be installed on other operating systems, but
SoftEther Corporation is not responsible for its operations, so caution
must be exercised. For information about the operating environment of
PacketiX VPN Client, please refer to 「12.2 PacketiX VPN Client 2.0 Specs」.
Before installing PacketiX VPN Client, be sure to back up data stored
in the installation directory of the computer (including the system
registry in Windows).
|This manual describes the
installation method for the Windows version of VPN Client. The
Linux version of VPN Client is not supported, so no description
of the installation method is provided here. In addition, if you
do not have an understanding of how to install the Linux version
of VPN Client, do not use this version of VPN Client.
8.1.2 Network Connection Environment
To connect VPN Client to the desired VPN Server, you must use one of
the following methods to enable VPN communication between the computer
to which VPN Client is installed and the computer running the desired
- Direct TCP/IP Connection
- Connection Via HTTP Proxy Server
- Connection Via SOCKS Proxy Server
If you are unsure whether the environment network for VPN connection
on VPN Client satisfies the above information, please contact your
network administrator in advance to see if you can use VPN Client.
For more information about the above three connection methods, please
refer to 「4.4 VPN Server Connection Method」.
8.1.3 Conflicting Software
It is essential that you make sure that the operation speed of VPN
Client is not adversely affected and client operations are not disrupted
by software conflicts that can occur when VPN Client is installed on a
client computer with a personal firewall or antivirus software from a
If there are signs that the VPN functions are not operating properly
due to a conflict with this type of software, temporarily disable that
software and try operating VPN Client again.