How to set up a VPN on Windows 7 using the L2TP protocol?
If you want to know how Windows 7 L2TP VPN setup is done on your OS, you should consider reading the manual below which in detail explains all there is to know about this particular procedure. This tutorial on how to create VPN L2TP connection in Windows 7 will also help you out with establishing a secure connection via our VPN. You should not have trouble understanding the tutorial if you have the basic knowledge of Windows 7 and procedures on it such as installations. Make sure to understand all the instructions before proceeding to installation and if you do not, feel free to contact us to help you out. In case this Windows 7 L2TP VPN setup tutorial doesn’t work for you then contact support. LimeVPN provides its customers with one-by-one remote VPN setup sessions.
Setting up VPN on Windows 7 – L2TP VPN Setup guide
Open “Control Panel”
Open “Network and Sharing Center” from the “Control Panel”.
Click on “Set up a new connection or Network”.
Click on “Connect to a workplace” and click “Next”.
Click on “Use my Internet connection (VPN)”.
- In the Internet address, enter any one of the server mentioned under http://network.limevpn.com/
- In “Destination name” field type “LimeVPN”.
- Also check the “Don’t connect now” just set it up so I can connect later”.
- Click “Next”.
Enter your VPN username and password.
- Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the client area credentials.
- Click “Connect”.
- Click the “Close” button.
- To get the Connection Ready
- Open “Network and Sharing Center” from the “Control Panel”
- Click on “Connect to a network”.
In the “Connect to a network” screen, you will see the “LimeVPN” connection that you have just set up. Right click on it and select “Properties”.
Configure for L2TP/IPsec:
- Click on “Security” tab.
- In the “Type of VPN” list select “L2TP/IPsec″
- Change Data encryption to Require encryption (disconnect if server declines)
- Check the checkbox Allow these protocols
- Check Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)
- Check Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2)
- Click OK
On the Networking tab, uncheck “Ipv6” and “File and printer sharing for Microsoft Network”
- On the Advance option under security tab, and check the Use pre-shared key for authentication and enter LimeVPN shared key private and click OK.
NOTE: If you are using a dedicated IP (LimeVPN Pro), then the Pre-shared key will be limevpn
Open “Network and Sharing Center” from the “Control Panel” and Click on “Connect to a network”.
In the “Connect to a network” screen, you will see the “LimeVPN” connection that you have just set up.
Right click on it and select “connect/disconnect” to establish/revoke VPN connection.