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How to set up L2TP VPN on Windows 7

If you want to set up VPN manually,


go step-by-step through following instructions to set up NicVPN L2TP VPN on Windows 7.



1-Open “Networks and Sharing Center” (1) from “Control Panel”.

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2-Then choose “Set up a new connection or Network” (2).

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3-Choose “Connect to a workplace” (3) and click “Next” (4).

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4-Click on “Use my Internet connection (VPN)” (5).




5-In “Internet address” field (6) type the IP address of a NicVPN server. You can find all the available servers in the Server addresses in the Client area.
In “Destination name” (7) field type NicVPN.
Also check the “Don’t connect now; just set it up so I can connect later” (8).
Click “Next” (9).

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6-Enter your VPN username (10) and password (11). You can find them in the client area on our website, by going to “My VPNS“. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the client area credentials.

Click “Create” (12)

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7-You should see this screen next. Click the “Close” (13) button to return to the “Network and Internet” screen.

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8-Click on “Connect to a network” (14).

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9-In the Connect to a network screen, you should see the NicVPN connection that you have just set up. Right click on it and select “Properties” (15).

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10-Select “Security” (16) Tab.
On “Type of VPN” (17) select “Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec)” then click on the “Advanced Settings” (18).

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11-In the IPsec Settings dialog, click the radio button labelled “Use preshared key for authentication” (19).
Type VPN into the textbox labelled “Key” (20).

You can also choose the radio button labelled “Use certificate for authentication”
Click the “OK” button (21).

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12-Select “Networking” Tab (22).
Put the tickles as its shown on the following picture (23).
Click “OK” (24) to save your settings.

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13-In order to connect/disconnect to right click on the connection icon (viewable at Change adapter settings) and select connect/disconnect.

To disconnect from a VPN connection, right-click the icon for the connection then click “Disconnect”.

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