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How to setup L2TP VPN on Windows 8

Here you will find a detailed guide for setting up VPN connection by L2TP protocol on Windows 8 operating system. All you need is to repeat the following steps in your system. Simply complete all the actions as shown in the pictures.

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Go to Desktop.
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Right click on Lan / Wi-Fi icon from System tray and click on Open Network and Sharing Center.
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In appeared window select Connect to a workplace and click Next.
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Insert the following settings: Check item Remember my credentials and click Create.
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Click Change adapter settings from the Network and Sharing Center.
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In appeared window right click on created connection and to select Properties.
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Click on Security tab and set parameters:
  • Type of VPN - Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec)
  • Data encryption - Maximum strength encryption (disconnect if server declines)
Then click Advanced settings.
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Set preshared key - a-secure-psk and click OK.
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On Networking tab uncheck items Internet Protocol version 6 and File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, then click OK.
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To establish VPN connection click on Lan / Wi-Fi icon from System tray, select created connection and click Connect.
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Insert accounting data (sent to your email after ordering) and click OK: Important Note: Please always remember your VPN username & password is different from your Website Personal Area email address & password.
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VPN connection will be established in few seconds. To disconnect click on Lan / Wi-Fi icon from System tray, select connection and click Disconnect.
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If you need change address of VPN server - open properties of VPN connection (repeat steps 7-8), click on General tab and set new address of VPN server, then click OK.
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