windows 8+ (8, 8.1, 10 and higher) manual l2tp setup

Setting up L2TP manually with Windows®

a. Click on Windows® flag “start” button

b. Click on settings

c. Click on Network & Internet

d. Click on VPN from left menu

e. Click Add a VPN connection

f. Fill the fields with the following

  • VPN Provider: Windows (built-in)
  • Connection Name: You can name it anything you want “Super Secure L2TP VPN” for example
  • Server name of address:

    L2TP Server Address Locations

    North America L2TP VPN Gateway

    Europe L2TP VPN Gateways

    Asia/Pacfic L2TP VPN Gateways

    South America L2TP VPN Gateways

  • VPN Type: L2TP/IPsec with pre-shared key
  • Pre-Shared key: witopia1
  • Type of sign-in info: Username and Password
  • Username: Enter your VPN Username*** (will usually be W\YourEmailAddress)
    (example: W\
    MUST BE A CAPITAL W and a BACKSLASH (NOT FRONTSLASH)*** Some customers may have a Username in format of “johnsmith@witopia”
    You can always check your Username or Reset your VPN Password via your customer portal.
  • Password: Enter the VPN password you selected when you activated (may be different then the website password)
  • Remember my sign-in info: Checked

Your setup will look similar to this

g. Click on Save

Your VPN is setup and ready to be connected

Connecting and disconnecting your VPN

To connect and disconnect your manual vpn connection is simple with a couple of clicks
a. Locate the wired or wireless network icon in the bottom left corner of your taskbar.

Windows® may be hiding icons, if so click the arrow to reveal the hidden icons.

b. Click on the network icon to show options
c. Click on VPN profile name

This may bring up the Settings -> Network -> VPN page which is fine

d. Click connect

To disconnect, do the same steps, just click on disconnect

e. Enjoy the vpn