How to Setup PPTP and L2TP service for Windows

Special settings to use L2TP on Windows

If you are only using PPTP you can skip this section.

Windows by default prevents L2TP connections to servers behind NAT firewalls. No other operating system works this way.  In order to make Windows work with L2TP an exception has to be added to the registry. Please follow these steps if you wish to use L2TP on Windows.

On the Windows computer be sure you are logged in as an admin user.

Click Start

Search for regedit and then right click on it and select Run as Administrator. In WIndows XP just double click.

Locate and then click on the following registry key

WIndows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PolicyAgent

Windows XP – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IPSec

On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Type AssumeUDPEncapsulationContextOnSendRule and then press ENTER.

Right click on the AssumeUDPEncapsulationContextOnSendRule you just created and click Modify.

In the Value Data box, type the number 2 as the value and click OK.

Exit regedit.

Reboot the computer then proceed below for either Windows XP or further down for Windows Vista, 7 and 8.

Windows XP  (See Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 below)

In Control Panel, select ‘Network Connections’

You will see this screen:

SurfBouncer PPTP Windows Setup

 

Click on ‘File’ then ‘New Connection’

PPTP Windows Configuration

 

Click on ‘Next’

Personal VPN Service

 

Select the ‘Connect to the network at my workplace’ then ‘Next’

VPN Privacy setup

 

Select ‘Virtual Private Network connection’ then ‘Next’

Secure VPN Privacy

 

Type in a descriptive name for the connection and click ‘Next’

PPTP VPN Service

 

Enter the server name we sent you, then click ‘Next’

PPTP VPN Accounts

 

Click ‘Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop’ then ‘Finish’

Secure VPN Service

 

Click on ‘Properties’ and then ‘Security’

To use PPTP, select PPTP from the Type of VPN drop down and click ‘OK’

To use L2TP, select L2TP from the Type of VPN drop down. Then click ‘Advanced Settings’ and enter the pre-shared key we supplied when we sent you the connection information (after you requested the service). Click ‘OK’

Enter your SurfBouncer user name and password. If you prefer to not enter this information every time, select ‘Save the user name and password…’ then ‘Connect’

A message will pop up giving you the progress of the connection and telling you when the connection is complete. You can check to see if you are on the network on this page.

VPN Privacy security service

Windows Vista and 7 see Windows 8 and 10 below

Go to:

Control Panel and select ‘Network and Sharing Center’ and then ‘Connect to a Network’ – Vista

Control Panel – ‘Network and Internet’ – ‘Network and Sharing Center’ and then ‘Connect to a Network’- Windows 7 and 8

PPTP Vista configuration

 

Select ‘Set up a connection or network’

Vista PPTP Setup

 

Select ‘Connect to a workplace’

Vista PPTP VPN Service

 

Select ‘Use my Internet connection (VPN)’

Vista Personal VPN

 

Next to ‘Internet address:’ enter the server name we sent you

Next to ‘Destination name:’ type in a description of the connection (this can be anything you want)

Click on ‘Don’t connect now’ and then ‘Next’

PPTP VPN using Vista

 

Enter your user name and password and click ‘Create’

VPN Service setup

 

Click on ‘Properties’ and then ‘Security’

To use PPTP, select PPTP from the ‘Type of VPN:’ drop down and click ‘OK’

To use L2TP, select L2TP from the ‘Type of VPN:’ drop down. Then click ‘Advanced settings’ and enter the pre-shared key we supplied when we sent you the connection information (after you requested the service). Click ‘OK’

PPTP VPN Service
Setting up L2TP VPN

From the task bar, select your connection from the Network icon menu. Click ‘Connect’

You can check to see if you are on the network on this page

Windows 8 See Windows 10 below

WIndows 8 is similar to Windows 7 above except for the look of the screens.

 

 

 

 

 

PPTP

L2TP


Windows 10

Windows 10 PPTP Setup

PPTP

Setup PPTP on Windows 10

L2TP – Enter the pre-shared key provided in your registration email

windows 10 l2tp

 

Connect

Windows 10 PPTP vpn

 

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