Setting up a L2TP client

Configuring the L2TP VPN Client on Mac

  1. Open 'System Preferences'
  2. Click on 'Network'
  3. Click the '+' button
  4. Choose 'VPN' as the interface
  5. Choose 'L2TP over IPSec' as the VPN type and name the service whatever you like
  6. Click 'Create'
  7. Enter the 'Server Address' of your computer running iVPN (this is either the public IP or hostname of your remote network)
  8. Enter the username you entered in iVPN in the 'Account Name' field
  9. Click on 'Authentication Settings…'
  10. Make sure 'Password' is chosen for User Authentication and enter the password you entered in iVPN
  11. Make sure 'Shared secret' is chosen for Machine Authentication and enter the shared secret you entered in iVPN then click 'OK'
  12. Choose whatever options you want in 'Advanced…'
  13. Click 'Apply'
  14. Click 'Connect'

Configuring the L2TP VPN Client on iPhone

  1. From the home screen, tap on 'Settings', then 'General'
  2. Tap on 'VPN'
  3. Tap on 'Add VPN Configuration...'
  4. Choose 'L2TP'
  5. Enter a description for the VPN connection in the 'Description' field
  6. Enter the address of your computer running iVPN in the 'Server' field (this is either the public IP or hostname of your remote network)
  7. Enter the username you entered in iVPN in the 'Account' field
  8. Make sure 'RSA SecurID' is turned 'OFF'
  9. Enter the password you entered in iVPN in the 'Password' field
  10. Enter the shared secret you entered in iVPN in the 'Secret' field
  11. Decide if you want to 'Send All Traffic' over the VPN connection
  12. Tap 'Save'
  13. Make sure the new configuration has a tick by it
  14. Use the ON/OFF slider to control the VPN connection

Configuring the L2TP VPN Client on Windows XP

  1. Click on 'Start' then 'Control Panel'
  2. Double click on 'Network Connections'
  3. Click on 'Create a new connection'
  4. Click 'Next'
  5. Choose 'Connect to the network at my workplace' then click 'Next'
  6. Choose 'Virtual Private Network connection' then click 'Next'
  7. Choose a name for the connection and click 'Next'
  8. Enter the address of your computer running iVPN then click 'Next'
  9. Choose 'Anyone's use' then click 'Next'
  10. Click 'Finish'
  11. Right click on the connection you just made and choose 'Properties'
  12. In the 'Networking' tab, choose 'L2TP IPSec' from the 'Type of VPN' drop down box
  13. In the 'Security' tab, click on 'IPSec Settings…', make sure the 'Use pre-shared key for authentication' is checked and enter the shared secret you entered in iVPN then click 'OK'.
  14. Click 'OK'
  15. Double click on the connection you made
  16. Enter the username you entered in iVPN in the 'User name' field
  17. Enter the password you entered in iVPN in the 'Password' field
  18. Choose to save this user name and password
  19. Click 'Connect'
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