Setup L2TP VPN in Windows

Setup L2TP VPN in Windows

1. Start Remote Access Phonebook (RASPHONE)
  • Start the Run command by pressing Windows+R on your keyboard.
  • Enter 'rasphone -a' in the 'Open:' field.
  • Click 'OK' to continue.
2. Add a new workplace network
  • Choose 'Workplace network'
  • Enter the VPN.ht server address in the 'Internet Address:' field.
  • The address is: 'hub.vpn.ht'.
  • Optional: Change the 'Destination Name:' to any value you like. This will be the name of the VPN connection.
  • Press 'Create' to continue.
3. Set L2TP as type
  • Open the 'Properties' panel of the connection you just created by clicking the 'Properties' button.
  • Click the tab marked with 'Security' to navigate to the security settings.
  • Select the option 'Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec)' in the dropdown menu with the label 'Type of VPN:'.
4. Enter the pre-shared key for authentication
  • Open the 'Advanced settings'.
  • Enter the pre-shared key in the 'Key:' field.
  • Our pre-shared key is: 'vpnvpnvpn'.
  • Click the 'OK' button to continue.
5. Set the 'data encryption' to maximum
  • Change the value of the 'data encyption:' field to 'Maximum strength encryption (disconnect if server declines)'.
6. Allow the appropriate protocols
  • Select the 'Allow these protocols' option.
  • Check the 'Unencrypted password', 'Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol' and 'Microsoft CHAP Version 2' fields. The correct configuration is shown in the screenshot below.
  • Click 'OK' to continue.
 7. Connect
  • Press 'Connect' to make a connection with the VPN server.
  • Enter your VPN.ht credentials.
  • Press 'Connect' to continue.
  • Your computer should now be connected to our VPN server. If you encounter any problems, you should check our troubleshooting documentation or contact our support.
 
  • To manage your VPN connection, you should click the network icon in the task bar.

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