L2TP Windows 8

L2TP VPN Windows 8

How to setup L2TP VPN connection on Windows 8?
1 Go to "Start" and click on the "Control Panel".
Click on "Network and Internet" - if you do not see such icon, skip to next step
Click on "Network and Sharing Center" and then on "View network status and tasks" link
Now click on the "Set up a new connection or network".

L2TP VPN connection on Windows 8 - Step 1
2 Click on the "Connect to a workplace" selection and then click on "Next".

L2TP VPN connection on Windows 8 - Step 2
3 Click on "Use my Internet connection (VPN)" to create the VPN connection.

L2TP VPN connection on Windows 8 - Step 3
4 Under "Internet address" you should enter the server host name which needs to match the location that you have purchased.
Note: To see your server IP address, login here with your username and password.
Add any name that you want in the "Destination name:" field, we recommend something that can help you quickly indentify the connection.
Make sure that "Remember my credentials" is checked like on the picture and click on "Create".

L2TP VPN connection on Windows 8 - Step 4
5 Click on the "Connections" icon near your system clock in the bottom right corner.

L2TP VPN connection on Windows 8 - Step 5
6 Right click on the connection you have just created and select then click on "Properties"

L2TP VPN connection on Windows 8 - Step 6
7 You need to go to "Security" tab and select the same options as on the picture.
When you have made the same selection as on the picture please click on the "Advanced settings" button.
After you have made the same options as on the picture under this, you should click on "OK" button

L2TP VPN connection on Windows 8 - Step 7
8 In this window select "Use preshared key for authentication" and type "8870680".
After this you should click "OK" button, and once again "OK" when you return to previous window from step 7.

L2TP VPN connection on Windows 8 - Step 8
9 Click on the "Connections" icon near your system clock in the bottom right corner just like in step 5.
Now click on the "Connect" button and you will be asked your username and password.
Enter the username and password that you got in the email after the purchase.
After you enter the login details (which will be saved) click on "OK" button to connect

L2TP VPN connection on Windows 8 - Step 9
10 You should see a similar screen indicating that you have been connected.
L2TP VPN connection on Windows 8 - Step 10

You can see your RapidVPN connection by the following steps:
- Open Start and type "ncpa.cpl" in the search box.
OR:
Go to the "Control Panel" and type "view network connections" in search box.