Setup L2TP VPN on Windows 7

Setup L2TP VPN on Windows 7

1. Right click on Lan / Wi-Fi icon.
Wi-Fi icon

2. Click "Open Network and Sharing Center".
Open Network and Sharing Center

3. Click on "Set up a new connection or network".
Set up a new connection or network

4. Select  "Connect to a workplace" and click "Next".
Connect to a workplace

5. Select "Use my Internet connection (VPN)".
Use my Internet connection

6. Do the following
  • Insert your desired server address as I entered Netherlands server address here. You can get the complete list of L2TP servers from here
  • Enter Destination name as per your choice such as "OneVPN L2TP".
  • Check "Allow other people to use this connection".
  • Check "Don't connect now, just set it up so I can connect later" and click "Next".

L2TP servers

7. Enter your Username and Password as provided by OneVPN. Check "Remember this password" and click "Create".
Remember this password

8. Click on "Close".
Close

9. Now click on your LAN/ WiFi icon and click "Open Network and Sharing Center".
Open Network and Sharing Center

10. Click on "Change adapter settings". Change adapter settings

11. Right click on newly created OneVPN connection and select "Properties"
Properties

12. Go to the Security tab and in 'Type of VPN' select "Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPSec (L2TP/IPSec)" while select 'Data encryption' as "Required encryption (disconnect if server declines)".
Type of VPN

13. Click on "Advanced settings".
Advanced settings

14. Select "Use preshared key for authentication" and enter 123456789 below and click "OK".
Authentication

15. Go to Networking tab and uncheck "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" and click "OK".
Internet Protocol Version 6/

16. Right click on VPN connection and select "Connect" or simply double click on it.
Connect/

17. Follow this:
  • Enter your username and password as provided by OneVPN.
  • Check "Save this username and password for the following users"
  • Click on "Connect"

Connect/

18. OneVPN L2TP will connect shortly and its done.


How to Disconnect

To disconnect, just right click on OneVPN L2TP connection and click "Disconnect".
Disconnect/


How to Change Server

1. First disconnect from VPN as mentioned in the above heading.

2. Right click OneVPN L2TP connection and open "Properties".
Properties/

3. Remove the previously written server address, write your desired one and click "OK".
OK/

4. Right click on OneVPN L2TP connection and select "Connect" or simply double click on it. You will be connected to your desired server shortly.
Connect/