How to configure PPTP/L2TP client on remote PC?

For Windows 7

NOTE: For remote PC to connect to PPTP server, it can use Windows built-in PPTP software or Third-party PPTP 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, choose Security, Type of VPN: Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), Date encryption: it's recommended to choose optional encrypted, and click OK.

Step 10: Right Click on VPN Connection and select Connect.

Note: If you want to set up a L2TP client in Windows 7, please follow the step9-10 like below:

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: Enter User name and Password and then click on Connect.

 

For Windows 8.1

NOTE: For remote PC to connect to PPTP server, it can use Windows built-in PPTP software or Third-party PPTP 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 VPN Server’s WAN IP address, and then click on Create.(The Destination name is optional.)

Step 6: Then back to the Network and Sharing Center, click Change adapter settings.

Step 7: Right click on PPTP connection you just created and select Properties, choose Security, Type of VPN: Point to Point Tunneling Protocol(PPTP),Date encryption: it's recommended to choose optional encrypted, and click OK.

Note:If you want to set up a L2TP client in Windows 8.1, please follow the step7 like below:

Step 7: Right Click on L2TP connection you just created 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).

Click on Advanced settings, pick Use preshared key for authentication, and then enter the key, here is “123456”.

 

Step 8: After all the setting, right click the PPTP/L2TP connection and input the Username and Password to connect the VPN Server.

This Article Applies to:
TL-R600VPN , TL-ER6120 , TL-ER604W
Configuration Guide | Updated 05-04-2017 09:41:09 AM