1. Run the software either from the Desktop icon or by locating it through the start menu depending on your version of Windows.
2. The software will open minimised in the notification area (bottom right corner near the time).
3. To create a connection via any protocol right click on the Liquid Viscosity icon.
4. At the top of the selection window are three folders, each one dedicated to their respective protocol.
5. By hovering above each you can create a connection to a particular server via that protocol.
6. To make connection via OpenVPN hover above the OpenVPN folder.
7. A list of countries available will now be visible. Hover above the country name of the server you're interested in connecting to.
8. A selection of different connection types are available to choose. These are signified in the following fashion :-
Connect [Country Name] [IP Type] [Protocol] [Port]
e.g.; Connect Romania Dynamic UDP 118
Clicking on this example would connect to a server in Romania using the Dynamic IP type via the UDP protocol on Port 118.
- Country Name
This is self explanatory and refers to the country you are making connection to.
- IP Type
Three options are available. Shared, Dynamic & Modulating.
Shared IP types are where many users are making use of the same one IP address meaning a more privacy conscious internet experience. Many users internet use is mixed together allowing greater obfuscation of your activity.
Dynamic IP types are an IP assigned solely to yourself for the entire session or length of time you are connected. Once disconnected and reconnected another IP address will be assigned to you for that session.
Modulating IP types are a constantly revolving IP pool which changes with every action you carry out. Click one web page and each image or script loaded will randomly use a different IP address, click another and a different IP address is visible.
A choice of TCP or UDP is available.
TCP is the most well known and used protocol on the internet. The protocol offers a reliable connection due to the fact it includes error checking. Due to this it is often suggested to be the slower protocol of the two.
UDP does not make use of error checking and is considered faster than TCP. Due to the lack of error checking it may be more unreliable on poor internet connections but for most users this will not be an issue.
For speed purposes UDP is recommended unless you have reason to need TCP.
A range of port options are available to alleviate any problems. For the general user any port is suitable and unless you experience issues or have specific need then most users should suffer no issue when selecting any port.
Port 443 can help bypass some firewall restrictions as it is the same port that HTTPS uses and as such some firewall systems can not detect that a VPN service is in use.
Port 53 may cause issues for certain ISP provided router systems and cause routers to reboot. If this is an issue then another port should be selected.
9. Once you have selected a choice based on your preferences left click on the name and connection will begin to be processed.
10. A new window will appear requesting your VPN username and password. Enter the required details and tick “Remember my credentials” if you wish to save your username and password for this server option for future use. If not leave unticked and press OK.
11. Connection will be automatically made which is signified by the Liquid Viscosity icon flashing colours from Red to Green until eventually a notification box informs you that you are connected.
You are now connected to the server of your choice and your connection is encrypted ensuring your privacy when browsing. A good way to double check you are indeed connected through the country of choice is to visit a website such as GeoIP. From here you will be able to visualize the country that the website sees you are visiting from.