Open Control Panel. Click Start button, then select Control Panel item from the menu.
Double-click Network connections item.
On the left side panel, click on Create a new connection link.
On New Connection Wizard window, click on Next button.
Select Connect to the network at my workplace option, and then click on Next button.
Select Virtual Private Network connection option, and then click on Next button.
For Company name field, type in VPNConnected L2TP, and then click on Next button.
If you see this screen, select Do not dial initial connection option, and then click on Next button.
Type in the name or the IP address of a VPNConnected server and then click on Next button.
Optionally, you can tick Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop. When done, click on Finish button.
Go back to Network Connections window, right-click on VPNConnected L2TP connection that we have just created, and then select Properties.
On VPNConnected L2TP properties window, under Networking tab, for Type of VPN select L2TP IPSec VPN.
Then click on Security tab, and click on IPSec Settings...
On IPSec Settings properties window, tick Use pre-shared key for authentication option, for Key field enter "vpnconnected". When you are done, click on OK buttons.
From Network Connections window, right-click on VPNConnected L2TP connection, and then select Connect.
On Connect VPNConnected L2TP window, enter your VPNConnected VPN account username and password, then tick Save this user and password for the following users. Your VPN account username and password can be found in the email you have received when you have paid for the VPNConnected account, or on our website "Client Area -> My Services -> View Details". When you are ready to start VPNConnected L2TP VPN connection, click on Connect button.
On Network Connections window, you will see two indications that VPNConnected L2TP connection status is connected, the icon screens will be turned to blue colour and the status word Connected.
When you are done with internet surfing and you want to close the VPN connection, open Network Connections window, right-click on VPNConnected L2TP connection, and then select Disconnect.