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How to configure a L2TP Server on TP-LINK Router

Configuring a L2TP Server on TP-LINK router

Step 1:
Access the router’s management web page; verify the settings needed on the router.
 
Step 2:
Click on VPN->L2TP/PPTP->IP Address Pool, enter Pool Name and IP Address Range, and then click on Add.
NOTE: IP Address pool must be different range from LAN IP address range.
 
Step 3:
Look for protocol, select L2TP; the Mode should be Server.
 
Step 4:
Enter Account Name and Password whatever you like, here we use “tplinktest” as account name, password is “1234”.
 
Step 5:
Under Tunnel, select Client-to-LAN.
 
Step 6:
The tunnel supports up to 10 connections, we enter 10 in this example.
 
Step 7:
Under Encryption, select Enable, and then enter “5678” as Pre-shared Key.
 
Step 8:
Under IP Address Pool, select “test1” we have added before.
 
Step 9:
Look for Status, select Active.
 
Step 10:
Click on Add.
 
Step 11:
As we enabled Encryption, we need to go to VPN->IPsec, enable IPsec and then click on Save.
 
Configuring L2TP client on remote PC (Windows 7)
NOTE: For remote PC to connect to LPTP server, it can use Windows built-in LPTP software or Third-party LPTP software.
 
Step 1:
Click on Start->Control Panel->Network and Internet->Network and Sharing Center.
 
Step 2:
Click on Set up a new connection or network.
 
Step 3:
Choose Connect to a workplace, and then click on Next.
 
Step 4:
Select Use my Internet connection (VPN)
 
Step 5:
Under Internet address field, enter router’s WAN IP address, and then click on Next.
 
Step 6:
Enter User name and Password, and then click on Create.
 
Step 7:
The VPN connection is created and ready to use, click on Close.
 
Step 8:
Go to Network and Sharing Center and click on Change adapter settings on the left menu.
 
Step 9:
Right Click on VPN Connection and select Properties. On the Security tab, Select Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec), under Data encryption, select Require encryption (disconnect if server declines).
 
Step 10:
Click on Advanced settings, pick Use preshared key for authentication, and then enter the key, here is “5678”.
 
Step 11:

Double click on VPN Connection, enter User name and Password and then click on Connect.