Windows 7 L2TP VPN Setup Guide

Setup L2TP on your Windows Computer

1.Click on Windows Start Orb (bottom left corner)
2.Click on Control Panel
3.Click on Network and Internet
4.Click on Network and Sharing CenterYour screen should look similar to this

5.Click on Setup a new connection or network

6.Choose Use My Internet Connection

7.Input your settings:
internet Address: Your Server Address ( example: )
Destination Name: Your Server Name (Example: Purchase-VPN L2TP , or whatever you want to put here)
IMPORTANT: Click on the option Don’t connect now; just set it up so I can connect later

9.Click Next
10.Input your PPTP Username and Password

11.Click Create

IMPORTANT: Click on CLOSE (do not connect right now or it will fail)
13.Click Connect to a network now that you are back at the Network and Sharing Center
14.On the pop-up window double click the “Purchase VPN L2TP” name
15.Click on Properties

16.Click on Options
17.Uncheck Include Windows logon domain

18.Click on Security
19.On Type of VPN Choose L2TP/IPSec

20.Click on the Advanced button
21.Click on the top option Use preshared key for authentication
22.Input 123456789 as the Key

23.Click Ok
24.Click on Networking
25.Uncheck Internet Protocol Version 6

26.Click OK
27.On the connect screen enter your username and password again
28.Click on Connect

You should be connected to the VPN now.

Connecting and Disconnecting

To connect click on the wired/wireless symbol in the taskbar, and click on the Purchase-vpn L2TP connection and click connect.

To disconnect follow the same steps to connect just click on the disconnect option


If you have any issues getting connected, you should see our Troubleshooting Guides