Windows 8 L2TP VPN Setup

Windows 8 Setup Guide

Step 1

Open the Windows Search Bar by hitting the Windows key and the letter ‘q’. Inside of the search box, type in ‘Control Panel’.

Step 2

The Control Panel icon should appear to the left. Click to open the Control Panel. 

Step 3

Open ‘Network and Internet’.

    Step 4

    Open the ‘Network and Sharing Center’.

    Step 5

    Choose ‘Set up a new connection or network’.

    Step 6

    Choose ‘Connect to a workplace’, and click the Next button at the bottom. 

     

    Step 7

    If you have another connection already present, you’ll be asked if you want to use a connection that you already have. Choose the radio button that says ‘No, create a new connection’ and click the Next button at the bottom.

    Step 8

    Choose ‘Use my Internet connection (VPN)’.

     

    Step 9

    For Destination name, please choose a name that you will recognize for the connection. For Internet address, field, fill in the server IP from our Dynamic VPN and Chines list(dedicated VPN check our mail to you) according to your purchased package that you would like to connect.

    Do *not* put a checkmark next to ‘Use a smart card’. It is optional to put a checkmark next to ‘Remember my credentials’ and ‘Allow other people to use this connection.’ Click the Create button at the bottom.

    Step 10

    The VPN connection will show in a list to the right.

    Step 11

    Right-click on the VPN connection you just made and choose ‘View connection properties’.

    Step 12

    Click on the Security Tab. Under the heading ‘Type of VPN:’ choose ‘Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec)’. Click the Advanced Settings Button.

    Step 13

    Click the radio button next to ‘Use preshared key for authentication’. Enter ‘12345678’ (without the quotes) as the preshared key, and then click the ‘OK’ button below.

    Step 14

    Back in the Security tab, click the radio button next to ‘Allow these protocols’. Place a checkmark next to ‘Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2)’ if one does not already exist and make sure no other check box is selected.

    Step 15

    Click on the Networking Tab. Remove checkmarks from everything except ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)’. Click the OK button at the bottom. You can now have peace of mind that your online activities are secured from prying eyes.