It’s pretty easy to set up L2TP/IPSec VPN connection on Windows 7. This tutorial will help you. Notice that for more features, you can always install our free VPN software for windows, which includes also L2TP/IPSec protocol.
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Open Network Connections
First, go to the Start Menu and select Control Panel.
Next, click on the “Network and Internet” control panel, which is circled in red below.
Next, click on “View network status and tasks.”
Setup a Connection
Then click Set up a connection or network.
The Set up a connection or a network window will now be displayed. Click on Connect to a workplace. Then click Next in the lower right hand section of the window.
How Do You Want To Connect?
Next, you will be asked how you want to connect. Click Use my Internet connection (VPN).
That will bring up the following screen in which you can type in the IP address of the VPN and what you want to name the connection.
Set Up The Internet Address
On this screen, type the name or the IP address of a HideIpVPN server. You have to check the email you have received when you have paid for the HideIpVPN account. You will find there the available servers.
In the Destination name: field, type in what you want to call the network. A good name for this is HideIPVPN. Then click Next.
Important! If you are located in a country where our site is blocked (like China) make sure your read the following post: Special VPN Settings For Chinese Users.
Fill In Your Username and Password
Next, type in your HideIPVPN username and password. Check the Remember this password box.
Click Connect. If you see the message You are connected it means that you have suucesfully setup the HideIPVPN conection.
You should see this screen next. Click the “Close” button to return to the “Network and Internet” screen.
In the Connect to a network screen, you should see the HideIpVPN connection that you have just set up.
Right–click on the HideIpVPN connection document, and choose Properties from the menu.
In the HideIpVPN Properties, click on the Type of VPN pop–up menu (hilighted in red) and select L2TP/IPsec.
Next, click on the Advanced Settings… button (hilighted in red).
In the IPsec Settings dialog, click the radio button labelled Use preshared key for authentication (hilighted in green). Then type hideipvpn into the textbox labelled Key (hilighted in blue). Then click the OK button (hilighted in red).
You’re finished! Click the OK button to save your settings.
To connect just simply double–click on the connection and click the Connect button. Enter your username and password, in case it’s needed! To disconnect from a VPN connection, right-click on the connection icon and then click Disconnect.
Important! If you have problems with DNS resolution please also read this post: DNS Issues On PPTP VPN Connect.