How to set up L2TP VPN on Windows 8

Prepare

Please get your VPN account information from your VPN service provider.

It should includes:
  • VPN Server Address (usally a host name or ip address)
  • VPN username
  • VPN password
  • VPN L2TP Secret Key (or Preshared Key)

You will need to use these information when setup VPN connection .

Setup VPN connection

  1. Open Control Panel , click View network status and tasks
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  1. Click Setup a new connection or network
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  1. Click Connect to a workplace
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  1. Choose Use my Internet connection(VPN)
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  1. Fill the fields, then click Create .
    • Internet address - VPN Server Address
    • Destination name - Enter a name, the default one is ok .
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  1. Click on “Change Adapter Settings”, Select the vpn connection , right click and choose “Properties”
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  1. Choose Security tab in Properties dialog, then choose L2TP/IPSec for VPN Type field, then click Advanced settings , choose Use preshared key for authentication in advanced settings dialog, enter L2TP Preshared Key in Key field , click OK to save the changes .
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  1. You can click on Network Adapter icon in system tray, connection list will popup .
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  1. Choose the vpn and click Connect , enter username and password, then click OK
    • User name - VPN username
    • Password - VPN password
    • Domain - Leave it blank
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