How to set up L2TP/IPsec VPN on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 computers

  1. Click on the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Go to the Network and Internet section.
  3. Click View network status and tasks.
  4. Click Set up a new connection or network.
  5. Select Connect to a workplace and click Next.
  6. Click Use my Internet connection (VPN).
  7. Enter Server-address-provided in the Internet address field.
  8. Enter FreeVPNCenter in the Destination name field.
  9. Check the Don’t connect now; just set it up so I can connect later checkbox.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Enter username-provided in the User name field.
  12. Enter password-provided in the Password field.
  13. Check the Remember this password checkbox.
  14. Click Connect, then click the Close button.
  15. Return to the Control Panel’s Network and Internet section and click on the Connect to a network option.
  16. Right-click on the new vpntop connection and choose Properties.
  17. Click the Options tab and uncheck Include Windows logon domain.
  18. Click the Security tab and select Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPSec) from the Type of VPN drop-down menu.
  19. Click the Advanced settings button.
  20. Select Use preshared key for authentication and enter PSK-provided for the Key.
  21. Click OK to close the Advanced settings.
  22. Click OK to save the VPN connection details.
  23. To connect to the VPN, simply right-click on the wireless/network icon in your system tray, select FreeVPNCenter, and click Connect.