L2TP/IPSec is a widely used legacy VPN Protocol and it supports most operating systems. It is very easy to setup directly on the OS and doesn't require any additinal software installation.


Leak Prevention

  • Disable IPv6
    IPv6 is known to cause leaks, which could end up in completely revealing your identity. Follow Guide: Disable IPv6. You need to do it only once.
  • Prevent DNS Leaks
    In Windows 8 & 10, new Smart DNS features are known to cause DNS Leaks. Follow Guide: Prevent DNS Leaks in Windows 8 and 10. You need to do it only once.

Connect to VPN with L2TP/IPSec

1. Get L2TP/IPSec Credentials for your IP Address

L2TP/IPSec uses L2TP/IPSec protocol. Find your L2TP/IPSec Credentials from your Service Page.

Login to your account, and find the IP address/Service you want to use.

On the service's page, click on the button Download VPN Credentials, and select L2TP/IPSec.

These are your VPN Credentials.

Configure L2TP/IPSec in Windows

Go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center

Click on Setup a new connection or network.

Select Connect to a workplace.

Select Use my Internet Connection (VPN)

Copy Internet Address (Server Address) from your L2TP/IPSec Credentials. Provide some friendly Destination Name, like IPBurger.

Ppen Network and Sharing Center again and select Change adapter settings.

Right click on the new connection that you just created. It should appear with the name you gave in the previous step. Here we named it IPBurger.

Select Properties.

Navigate to Security tab and do the settings as shown below.

  1. In Type of VPN dropdown select Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPSec (L2TP/IPSec)
  2. Select Allow these protocols
  3. Enable Unencrypted Password (PAP)
  4. Enable Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2)

Double check all the settings as they are crucial to connect to your VPN.

On the same window, click on Advanced Settings.

Select Use preshared key for authentication, copy it from your L2TP/IPSec Credentials and click OK.

2. Connect to VPN

Open the WiFi menu from the bottom tray.

Click on the VPN connection we created and connect to it.

Copy Username and Password from your L2TP/IPSec Credentials.

If it does not connect or takes too long to connect, open 'Settings' from Start menu.

Selec 'Network & Internet'

Select 'VPN' in the left panel and click on the VPN 'IPBurger' we just created and click on connect. Enter username and password when asked for. It should connect well.

Now you are connected to IPBurger VPN.

If you are having issues connecting, please contact our Support, we are happy to help!

Next Steps

Kill Switch

Kill Switch blocks you from exposing your Real IP Address, if the VPN Connection ever drops.

To Setup, please follow: Guide: Kill Switch for Windows 8

Perform Leak Tests

Please follow: Guide: Perform IP, DNS and WebRTC Leak Tests

Multiple Accounts

You can easily setup multiple Business Accounts with Multiple IP Addesses from IPBurger.

Please follow: Guide: Setup Multiple Business Accounts with Windows 8

For any queries, feel free to reach out to our Support, we are happy to help!