L2TP over IPsec from Windows 7 to Vigor Router

This document introduces how to create a Host-to-LAN VPN from Windows 7 Built-In VPN Client to a Vigor Router. In this example, we use L2TP over IPsec VPN. There will be two parts of contents, set up Vigor Router as a VPN server, and connecting VPN from Windows 7.

Vigor Router Configuration

1. Create a Remote Dial-In User profile in VPN and Remote Access >> Remote Dial-In User.

  1. Check Enable this account.
  2. Type the Username and Password.
  3. Select L2TP and IPsec Policy as Must.
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2. Type the Pre-Shared Key in VPN and Remote Access >> IPsec General Setup.

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VPN Configuration on Windows 7

1. Set a new connection or network in Control Panel >> Network and Sharing Center.

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2. Select Connect to a workplace, and click Next.

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3. Select create a new connection, and click Next.

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4. Select Use my Internet Connection.

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5. Type Vigor Router's WAN IP at Internet address, and tick the Don't connect now option, and click Next.

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6. Type the Username and Password for L2TP VPN connection, and click Create.

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7. Do not click Connect Now, and click Close instead.

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8. Click Change adapter settings in Control Panel >> Network Sharing Center.

9. Right-click L2TP over IPSec Connection we created, and then select Properties.

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10. Select VPN Type as L2TP / IPSec in the Security Tab, and then click Advanced Settings.

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11. Select Use pre-shared key for authentication, type the key and then click OK. The key should be the same as the Pre-Shared Key setting on Vigor Router.

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12. Right-click L2TP over IPSec Connection, and select Connect

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13. Type the Username and Password, and click Connect. The Username and Password should be the same as the ones in the router's VPN Remote Dial-In User Profile.

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14. L2TP over IPSec connection is now established.

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Trouble-shooting:

If the L2TP over IPSec tunnel from Windows 7 to Vigor router could not be established successfully, please check the settings below

Published On: Apr 22, 2016 

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