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Windows 7 L2TP Manual Setup

Updated on: 2017-06-22 15:47:52 UTC

Introduction

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To manually set up L2TP on Windows 7, follow our step by step guide detailed below:

Network Settings

  1. Click StartControl Panel.

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  2. Choose Network and Internet.

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  3. Open Network and Sharing Center.

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  4. Click Setup a new connection or network.

Connection Configuration

  1. Choose Connect to a workplace then click Next.

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  2. Select Use my Internet Connection (VPN).

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  3. Enter the desired SaferVPN server hostname in the Internet address field.

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  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. Leave the Domain field empty.
  7. Check Remember this password if you’d like to save the username and password for the future, otherwise, leave it unchecked.
  8. Click Create.

L2TP settings

  1. In the Network and Sharing Center, click Change Adapter Settings.

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  2. Right click on your new SaferVPN connection icon and select Properties.

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  3. Open the Options tab and deselect Include Windows logon domain.
  4. In the Security tab and under the Type of VPN dropbox, choose Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPSec (L2TP/IPsec).

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  5. Under Data Encryption choose Maximum strength encryption to enable 256-bit encryption.
  6. Click the Advanced settings button.

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  7. Enter the preshared key "SaferVPN2013" and click OK.

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  8. In the Networking tab disable all connections except Internet Protocol Version 4.

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  9. Select 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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