L2TP over IPsec from Android to Vigor Router

This article demonstrates how to set up Vigor Router as an L2TP VPN server for Android Phone, and how to establish an L2TP VPN from Android Phone to connect to the private network of Vigor Router.

Vigor Router Setup

1. Go to VPN and Remote Access >> Remote Access Control Setup, and make sure "Enable IPsec VPN Service" and "Enable L2TP VPN Service" are both checked.

a screenshot of DrayOS VPN Remote Access Control page

2. Go to VPN and Remote Access >> Remote Dial-in User, click on an available index number and edit the profile as follows:

  1. Check Enable this account.
  2. Select "L2TP" for Allowed Dial-In Type and also select "Must" for IPsec Policy.
  3. Enter username and password, which will be used for the VPN settings on Android Phone later.
  4. Click OK to save.a screenshot of DrayOS Remote Dial-In User setup page

3. Create VPN IKE Pre-Shared Key: Go to VPN and Remote Access >> IPsec General Setup, enter Pre-Shared Key and confirm it. Click OK to save.

a screenshot of DrayOS IPsec General Setup page

Establish VPN from Android Phone

4. On the Android Phone, go to Settings >> Other Wireless Connections >> VPN, and tap Add.

  1. Input Name.
  2. Select "L2TP/IPSec PSK" for VPN Type.
  3. Enter the WAN IP of the router for Server Address.
  4. Enter IPSec Pre-shared Key set in step 3.
  5. Tap Save to save the settings.a screenshot of adding VPN on Android phone

5. Once we finish the above settings, select the profile and enter username and password which are the username and password set up in step 2 to create the VPN connection.

a screenshot of adding VPN on Android phone

6. When the VPN connected successfully, there will be a "VPN" icon on the top of the screen. We can also tap the profile to see more details, such as assigned IP address and connect time.

a screenshot of connecting VPN on Android phone

7. We can also check the VPN client status from the router through VPN and Remote Access >> Connection Management.

a screenshot of DrayOS VPN connection status page

Published On: Jul 08, 2019 

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