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Windows 8 L2TP Manual Setup

Updated on: 2017-08-16 09:35:39 UTC

Introduction

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To manually set up L2TP protocol on Windows 8, follow our step by step guide detailed below:

Network Settings

  1. To begin, press Win + I (simultaneously).
  2. Select the Control Panel on the right and open the Network and Sharing Center

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  3. Click on Setup a new connection or network.
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Connection Configuration

  1. Select Connect to a workplace and click Next.
  2. Choose Use my Internet Connection (VPN)

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  3. Enter the desired SaferVPN server hostname in the Internet address field.
  4. Check Don't connect now then click Next.
  5. Type in your SaferVPN username (email) and password in the matching fields.

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  6. Click Create.

L2TP Settings

  1. In the Network and Sharing Center, choose Change Adapter Settings on the left.
  2. Right click on your New Connection icon and select Properties.

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  3. Select the Security tab and under the Type of VPN dropbox, choose Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPSec (L2TP/IPsec).
  4. For Data encryption, choose Maximum strength encryption to enable 256-bit encryption.
  5. Select Advanced settings
  6. Enter the preshared key "SaferVPN2013" and click OK.

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  7. In the Networking tab, Disable all connections except Internet Protocol Version 4.
  8. Click OK

To Connect

  1. Press Win + I (at the same time).
  2. Click on the Network icon at the bottom right of the panel.

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  3. Click on your new L2TP connection, and choose Connect.

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  4. Type in your SaferVPN username (email) and password in the matching fields.
  5. Check Remember this password if you’d like to save the username and password for the future, otherwise, leave it unchecked.

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