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How To Set Up A VPN In Windows 7 L2TP

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The following steps will help you setup your VPN in Windows 7.

  1. Open up Control Panel by clicking Start then Control Panel
    control panel
  2. Click Network and Internet
    network preferences
  3. Click Network and Sharing Center
    sharing cent
  4. Click Set up a new connection or network
    set new connection
  5. Click Connect to a workplace
    connect to workplace

  6. Click Use my Internet connection (VPN)


  7. Enter in “Internet address” your VPN address. In this example it is, then click Next.

    internet address

  8. Enter your username and password and click Connect


  9. It will say Connection Failed. Click Set up the connection anyway

    connect anyway

  10. Click Change adapter settings

    change adapter settings

  11. Click the VPN connection

  12. Click Change settings of this connection
    change settings

  13. Click the Security Tab

  14. Change the following settings:

    1. Type of VPN: Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPSec)

    2. Allow these Protocols: Radio button selected

    3. Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP): Checked

    4. Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2): Checked

  15. Click Advanced Settings

    layer 2

  16. Enter Preshare key under “Key”

    use key

  17. Click Ok

  18. Click Ok

  19. Click Start this connection
    start connection

  20. You have Successfully setup your VPN on Windows 7.

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