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Windows 7 – Manually Create L2TP

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  1. Click on the Start menu and type “VPN”. In the search results click on “Setup a virtual private network (VPN) connection”
  2. In the Create New Connection windows, enter in the server name you want to connect too, and give it a name (this can be anything). Tick the “Dont connect now” option, then click Next.
    windows 7 create new vpn connection 
  3. Enter in your vpn username (not your email) and password. Tick the option “Remember this password” and click on Create.
    windows 7 vpn username and password 
  4. In the next window, click on “Close”
    windows 7 connection ready to use 
  5. Go to your Start menu and type in “network”. In the results click on “Network and Sharing Center”
    windows 7 network and sharing center 
  6. Now click on “Change Adapter Settings”
    windows 7 change adapter settings 
  7. Right click on the new connection you just made, and click on “Properties”
    windows 7 right click new connection 
  8. Go to the Security tab, and change your settings to be the same as the below screenshot.
    windows 7 vpn security settings 
  9. Once those 3 settings have been changed, click on the Advanced Settings button. Select “Use preshared key for authentication” and enter in the key celol2tp. Click Ok twice
    windows 7 vpn advanced settings 
  10. Your Network Connections window should still be opened, double click on the new connection and hit “Connect”

windows 7 vpn connect


You can create a shortcut to your Desktop of the connection you just created for easy access

Updated on November 6, 2018

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