How to Setup L2TP IPSec on Windows 10

We recommend you to use our Secure VPN software for Windows.
However if you prefer to use manual setup of L2TP IPsec on Windows 10, simply follow the tutorial below. Setting up ActiVPN with L2TP/IPSec access under Windows 10 is very simple. The following instructions go step-by-step through the creation process of a L2TP/IPsec connection.

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Setup L2TP IPsec on Windows 10

1. First, find on your taskbar network icon and press right click (1). Then choose “Open Network and Sharing Center” (2)

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2. Now press on “Set up a new connection or network” (3)

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3. In the next window, choose “Connect to a workplace” (4) and click Next.

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4. In the next window, choose “Use my Internet Connection (VPN)” (4.1)

5. Under “Internet address” type the IP address of the ActiVPN server you want to connect (5). Check the list of IP addresses under your package details in client area. In the Destination name box type the name for this connection. For example “ActiVPN L2TP IPsec” (6). Then click Create.

6. Now in “Network and Sharing Center” click “Change adapter settings (7).

7. Find your new connection and press right-click, then select “Properties” (8)

8. In properties windows you have to do next steps:

Under Security Tab for Type of VPN select “Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec)” (9)
Tick on “Allow these protocols”
Check on “Microsoft CHAP version 2 (MS-CHAP v2)”
Once done press on “Advanced settings” button and go next step.
8.1 Enter the preshared key for authentication and click OK.
The pre-shared key is specific per user and per server.
Click here obtain your pre-shared key.

Press OK in Properties Windows.
Almost done. Click again on the monitor icon on the bottom right-hand corner, find “ActiVPN L2TP IPsec” connection and press on it. Then click “Connect”.

You will be prompted to type your VPN username and password. Once done click “OK”.

Done, your Windows 10 now should be connected to the VPN server via L2TP/IPsec protocol. To end connection just press “Disconnect”.

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