HowTo: Windows Vista L2TP/IPSec VPN Setup
Open Network Connections
First, go to the Start Menu and select Connect To.
Setup a Connection
Then click Set up a connection or network.
The Set up a connection or a network window will now be displayed. Click on Connect to a workplace. Then click Next in the lower right hand section of the window.
How Do You Want To Connect?
Next, you will be asked how you want to connect. Click Use my Internet connection (VPN).
That will bring up the following screen in which you can type in the IP address of the VPN and what you want to name the connection.
Set Up The Internet Address
On this screen, type the name of the IP address of a widevpn server. You have to check the email you have received when you have paid for the widevpn account. You will find there the available servers.
Then click the Next button.
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In the Destination name: field, type in what you want to call the network. A good name for this is widevpn. Then click Next.
Fill In Your Username and Password
Next, type in your widevpn username and password. Check the Remember this password box.
Click Connect. If you see the message You are conencted it means that you have suucesfully setup the widevpnconection.
In the Connect to a network screen, you should see the widevpn connection that you have just set up. Right–click on the widevpn connection document, and choose Properties from the menu.
In the widevpn Properties, click on the Type of VPN pop–up menu (hilighted in red) and select L2TP/IPsec.
Next, click on the IPsec Settings… button (hilighted in red).
In the IPsec Settings dialog, click the radio button labelled Use preshared key for authentication (hilighted in green). Then type widevpn into the textbox labelled Key (hilighted in blue). Then click the OK button (hilighted in red).
You’re finished! Click the OK button to save your settings.
Connect To widevpn