Set up L2TP over IPSec / PPTP VPN client on Windows 10 (+ video)

In this article, we will show you how to set up your VPN client in Windows with PPTP/L2TP over IPSec.
We already have configured the Mikrotik router with L2TP / PPTP server enabled.

We made them in these articles:
How to set-up L2TP VPN Server
How to set-up PPTP VPN Server

Here's a small video explaining the process:

In this article, our MikroTik CHR is with public IP address:

Here's how to configure:

  1.  Open Windows settings and go to Network & Internet.
    windows settings accessWindows Settings UI

    Alternatively, you can access it by clicking on the network flyout on your taskbar and clicking on Network & Internet settings.
    Accesing settings through windows network flyout

  2. Click on VPN and then on “Add a VPN connection”
    Adding VPN connection

  3. Select the built-in VPN provider. As VPN type choose L2TP/IPSec with pre-shared key or Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) if you configured a PPTP server.
    Enter your MikroTik router’s public IP address and name the connection as you like.
    Configuring the VPN server; Selecting the VPN type

  4. Set "Type of sign-in info" to User name and password. Then enter your VPN account credentials, the Pre-shared key(if applicable), and click on Save
    Configuring the VPN: Entering credentials and secret

  5. We are almost done. To test your connection, click on your newly created VPN connection and click on Connect.
    Connecting to the VPN

  6. If it shows "Connected", then you have connected to your VPN server successfully.
    Connected VPN


And that’s it, you can easily access the VPN connection later through the Network Flyout.
Windows network flyout with VPN connection

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