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L2TP / IPsec

How to configure L2TP / IPsec on Windows

For Windows clients we strongly recommend to use SoftEther

Please NOTE! This tutorial was made on Windows 7.  Other versions of Windows are a little different.

We will use the built in Windows VPN client to add our VPN servers. You will have to fallow this procedure for every server you want to add. 

First of all you will have to download the OpenVPN configuration files from the “Server list” (login and use the top menu, under My Account).

If you don’t have an account yet you can register one for Free from here.

To start the configuration follow the steps below:

1. Right click the bottom right network icon and select “Open Network and Sharing Center”

2. On the “Network and Sharing Center” select “Set up a new connection or network”

3. Select the “Connect to a workplace” option

4. Select “Use my Internet connection (VPN)

5. On this step you need to get the IP or Host of the VPN server that you want to use. You can find the IP / Host in the OpenVPN configuration files (open the config with any text editor and search for the “remote” field)

In the “Destination name” field you can name your VPN connection.

Check the “Don’t connect now” field at the bottom

6. Type the username and password and check the “Remember this password” field. 

Please NOTE! The username field must have the following format: user@MyAlienVPN

7. DO NOT connect now! Click the “Close” button instead. We have a little more configuration to do 🙂

8. Go to the “Network and Sharing Center” (step 1) and select “Change adapter settings” from the left menu.

9. Right click on your new VPN connection and select “Properties”

10. Switch to the “Security” tab. On the “Type of VPN” choose “Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPSec)” and click on “Advanced settings”

11. Select “Use preshared key for authentication” and type the IPsec/L2TP key: alienvpn

12. Now double-click the new VPN connection and click “Connect”! 

You should now be connected to the VPN server. To check go to the IP Whois page.