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Connect to a L2TP/IPSEC VPN in Windows 10

This article will show you how to configure your Windows 10 to connect to a VPN based on L2TP/IPSEC.

Steps:

1-Click on the Windows flag at the bottom left corner of your screen

 

 

2-Once the Start Menu opens, and even though it isn’t immediately obvious, you are able to type anywhere something to search for programs and settings. Type in “vpn” (without the quotes) and Windows should display the following. Click on “VPN Settings”

 

 

3-Once the VPN Settings window opens, click on “Add a VPN connection”

 

 

4-Once the Add a VPN connection window opens, choose or enter the following:

VPN provider: “Windows (build-in)”
Connection name: Enter a name you will understand, like Office VPN or Midland VPN
Server name or address: This information will be supplied to you by Westechs or your IT personnel.
VPN type: L2TP/IPsec with pre-shared key
Pre-shared key: This information will be supplied to you by Westechs or your IT personnel.
Type of sign-in info: User name and password
User name / Password: This information will be supplied to you by Westechs or your IT personnel.

 

Once you have entered all of the information click “Save”

 

5-Once you are back on the VPN Settings window, look for the name of the VPN you used in the previous step. Click Connect. If the Connect button is not visible, click on the name of the VPN (in the example below, click “Office VPN”)

6-When prompted to Sign in, enter the username and password. This step may be skipped if you entered the information in step 4.

That’s it!

If you successfully configured everything, your VPN will connect. You should then be able to access the remote resources that are available to you.

You should disconnect from the VPN when you’re finished. To do so, search for VPN like you did in step 1, click “VPN Settings” and click “Disconnect”

 

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