Your IP Address is: Location: United States

Windows 7 L2TP Setup Instructions

  1. Click 'Start'
  2. Click 'Control Panel'
  3. Click on 'Network and Internet'
  4. Click 'Network and Sharing Center'
  5. Click 'Setup a new connection or network'
  6. Choose 'Connect to a workplace' then click Next
  7. If you have an existing VPN connection, select 'No, create a new connection' then click Next
  8. Click 'Use my Internet Connection (VPN)'
  9. In the Internet address field, type the VPN Server address you want to connect to (example: You can see the list of VPN server addresses on the Network Details page.
  10. In the 'Destination name' field, type a descriptive name (example: IronSocket Seattle L2TP)
  11. Check 'Don't connect now' then click Next
  12. Type in your VPN Username and Password in their respective fields; leave Domain blank. You can get your VPN credentials in the member's area.
  13. Check 'Remember this password'
  14. Click Create and then Close
  15. On the Network and Sharing Center window that is still open, click 'Change adapter settings'
  16. Right-click the new L2TP connection you've created and left click Properties
  17. Click Security tab
  18. Change the setting for 'Type of VPN' from 'Automatic' to 'Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPSEC (L2TP/IPSEC)'
  19. Click 'Advanced settings' button
  20. Select 'Use preshared key for authentication' and type in 'ironsocket' (without the quotes) on the key box. Click OK
  21. Click OK to save and close the properties window

To Connect
  1. In the Windows Taskbar, click on the Network icon
  2. Click the newly created VPN connection and click 'Connect'

To Disconnect
  1. In the Windows Taskbar, click on the Network icon
  2. Click the name of your VPN connection, then 'Disconnect'