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Windows XP L2TP Setup Instructions

Setting up L2TP

  1. Click Start and open the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Click 'Network and Internet Connections'.
  3. A list of tasks will appear, click on 'Create a connection to the network at your workplace'. A new window will appear titled 'New Connection Wizard'.
  4. In this new window select 'Virtual Private Network connection' and click Next.
  5. In the box titled Company Name, enter in a name for your new VPN connection. This can be anything you wish. Click Next once done.
  6. In the text box, enter in the address of the server you wish to connect to. A full list of server addresses is available on the Network Details page. Then click Next.
  7. Click Finish to create the new VPN connection.
  8. Before you connect to your new connection you need to change a few properties of the new connection for it to work correctly. Click 'Network Connections' from the control panel window.
  9. Right click on your newly created connection and select 'Properties'.
  10. Select the 'Security' tab.
  11. Click on 'IPSec Settings'.
  12. Tick the preshared key box and type in 'ironsocket' without the '. Then click OK.
  13. Click the 'Networking' tab and select 'L2TP IPSec VPN' from the Type of VPN drop down box.
  14. Click OK to save and close the properties window.
  15. To now connect to your VPN, click Start. Then Connect To and select your new VPN connection from the list.
  16. Enter your VPN login and password. Once entered click Connect.
  17. To disconnect from the VPN, right click the network icon in your system tray and select 'Disconnect'.