L2TP Windows Vista

L2TP VPN Windows Vista

How to setup L2TP VPN connection on Windows Vista?
1Go to the "Start" and then click "Control Panel".

L2TP VPN connection on Windows Vista - Step 1
2Click on "View network status and tasks".

L2TP VPN connection on Windows Vista - Step 2
3Click on "Set up a new connection or Network".

L2TP VPN connection on Windows Vista - Step 3
4Click on "Connect to a workplace" then click "Next".

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5Click on "Use my Internet connection (VPN)".

L2TP VPN connection on Windows Vista - Step 5
6In the "Internet Address" write for example: ustx.rapidvpn.net. And in the "Destination name" write: RapidVPN. Make sure that the checkbox labeled "Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later" is checked.
Note: To see your server IP address, login here with your username and password.

L2TP VPN connection on Windows Vista - Step 6
7Enter your username and password and click the "Create" button.

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8Click on "Close" button.

L2TP VPN connection on Windows Vista - Step 8
9Click on "Change adapter settings" again (See step 1-3)

L2TP VPN connection on Windows Vista - Step 9
10Right-click on the "RapidVPN" connection and choose "Properties" from the menu.

L2TP VPN connection on Windows Vista - Step 10
11Select "Options" and make sure the checkbox labeled "Include Windows logon domain" is unchecked. Then click the "PPP Settings" button.

L2TP VPN connection on Windows Vista - Step 11
12In the "PPP Settings" dialog box, make sure the settings look like the ones in the picture below, then click the "OK".

L2TP VPN connection on Windows Vista - Step 12
13Go to the "Security" tab and make sure the security tab has the same settings as here. Then click on "Advanced settings" button.

L2TP VPN connection on Windows Vista - Step 13
14In the "Advanced Properties" dialog, click the radio button labeled "Use preshared key for authentication", Then write "8870680" into the textbox labeled "Key", Then click the "OK" button.

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15In the next window click "OK"

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16Click on "Change adapter settings" again (See step 1-3)

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17Right-click on the "RapidVPN" connection and choose "Connect" from the menu.

L2TP VPN connection on Windows Vista - Step 17

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.