How to setup L2TP IPsec on Windows 8

We recommend you to use our free VPN software for Windows. However if you prefer to use manual setup of L2TP IPsec on Windows 8, please follow tutorial below. Setting up HideIPVPN with L2TP/IPSec access under Windows 8 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 8:

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

L2TP IPsec on Windows 8

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

L2TP IPsec on Windows 8

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

L2TP IPsec on Windows 8

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


5. Under “Internet address” type the IP address of the HideIPVPN 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 “HideIPVPN 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” (10)
  • Check on “Microsoft CHAP version 2 (MS-CHAP v2)” (11).
  •  Once done press on “Advanced settings” (12) button and go next step.


8.1 Enter preshared key for authentication “hideipvpn” (13) and click OK. 


  • Press OK in Properties Windows.

Almost done. Click again on the monitor icon on the bottom right-hand corner, find “HideIPVPN 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 8 now should be connected to the VPN server via L2TP/IPsec protocol. To end connection just press “Disconnect”.


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