How to configure L2TP VPN on Windows?

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First of all, you should find the relevant information about your VPN service, such as username, password, pre-shared secret, VPN IP address.  You can find this information following these steps:

  1. Log in to your Clients Area account: https://billing.time4vps.eu/clientarea/
  2. Choose “Services” on the left and then press “VPN“.
  3. Choose your VPN service from the list and you will enter the page with main information

L2TP VPN on Windows

 

1. Open “Networks and Sharing Center” from “Control Panel”.

L2TP VPN on Windows

2. Then choose “Set up a new connection or network”.

L2TP VPN on Windows

3. Choose “Connect to a workplace” and click “Next”.

L2TP VPN on Windows

4. Click on Use my Internet connection (VPN)” or if connections already exists,  select No, create a new connection. Click Next and then choose Use my Internet connection (VPN)

L2TP VPN on Windows

5. In “Internet address” field type the IP address of a Time4VPS VPN server. You can find all the available servers in the package details in the Client system. In “Destination name” field type desired VPN name. Also check the “Don’t connect now; just set it up so I can connect later”.
Click “Next”.

L2TP VPN on Windows

6. Enter your VPN username and password. You can find them in the client system on our website, by going to your package. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the client area credentials. Click “Create”.

L2TP VPN on Windows

7. You should see this screen next. Click the “Close” button to return to the “Network and Internet” screen.

L2TP VPN on Windows

8. Click on “Connect to a network”. In the Connect to a network screen, you should see the VPNTime4VPS connection that you have just set up. Right click on it and select “Properties”.

L2TP VPN on Windows

9. Select “Security” Tab. On “Type of VPN” select “Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec)”, in Data encryption field select Optional encryption (connect even if no encryption), then click on the “Advanced Settings”.

L2TP VPN on Windows

10. In the IPsec Settings dialog, click the radio button labelled “Use preshared key for authentication. Type Time4vps into the textbox labelled “Key”. Click the “OK” button.

L2TP VPN on Windows

11. Select “Networking” Tab. Put the tickles as it’s shown on the following picture. Click “OK” to save your settings.

L2TP VPN on Windows

In order to connect/disconnect to Time4VPS VPN right click on the connection icon (viewable at Change adapter settings) and select connect/disconnect.
To disconnect from a VPN connection, right-click the icon for the connection then click “Disconnect”.

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