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How to Setup PureVPN Manually on Windows 8 (L2TP)?

Feb 18, 2015
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Looking to setup L2TP on Windows 8? Well here is an easy to follow guide that will help you get started with manual L2TP connection on Windows 8.

Things to Consider:

  1. You have a working internet connection
  2. Windows Supported Device.
  3. A Premium PureVPN account (If you haven’t bought yet click 👉here to buy)
Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration.

To find your VPN credentials log into the PureVPN members area. Click 👉 here to visit member area.

  • Login to the Member area using your PureVPN registered email address and password.
  • From manage account section, go to the Subscriptions tab.
  • On Subscription tab scroll down to be able to view your VPN credentials
  • You will be able to see and copy your VPN credentials.
  • Note down your PureVPN username and click the Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.
How to connect PureVPN manually on Windows 8.
  • Right-click Lan/ Wifi icon from System tray and select Open Network and Sharing center
Right-click on "Lan / Wifi icon” from System tray and select "Open Network and Sharing Center"
  • Click Set up a new connection or network
Click on "Set up a new connection or network"
  • Select Connect to workplace and click Next
Select "Connect to workplace" and click “Next”
  • Select Use my Internet connection (VPN)
Select "Use my Internet connection (VPN)"
  • Insert the following info:
  • Enter the server address. You can use one of the servers mentioned below 👇
    1. Germany: de1.pointtoserver.com
    2. Netherlands: nl1.pointtoserver.com
    3. United Kingdom: ukl1.pointtoserver.com
    4. United States: usil1.pointtoserver.com
    5. United States: ustx1.pointtoserver.com
    6. United States: usca1.pointtoserver.com
    7. United States: usfl1.pointtoserver.com
    8. United States: usny1.pointtoserver.com
    9. United States: uswdc1.pointtoserver.com
  • Insert destination name as PureVPN L2TP or PureVPN US etc
  • Select Remember my credentials
  • Select Allow other people to use this connection
  • Click Create
Insert the desired server: Please refer to the server address shared in the above note. Insert destination name as PureVPN L2TP or PureVPN US etc Select “Remember my credentials” Select “Allow other people to use this connection” Click “Create”
  • Right click PureVPN L2TP connection and select View connection properties
If you are on Windows 8.1, then click on Change Adapter Settings from the Network and Sharing Center, right click PureVPN L2TP connection, select Properties
Right click on "PureVPN L2TP" connection and select "View connection properties"  Note: If you are on Windows 8.1, then click on "Change Adapter Settings" from the "Network and Sharing Center, right click on PureVPN L2TP connection, select Properties
  • Click Security tab and select Layer 2 Tunneling protocol with IPsec (L2TP)
Click on Security tab and select "Layer 2 Tunneling protocol with IPsec (L2TP)"
  • Click Advance Settings then select Use preshared key for authentication and insert 12345678 in Key box.
Click on Advance Settings then select "Use preshared key for authentication" and insert "12345678" in Key box.
  • Select desired encryption from Data encryption drop down menu.
Select desired encryption from "Data encryption" drop down menu.
  • Insert the following info:
    1. Click on the Networking tab
    2. Uncheck Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and File and Printer Sharing forMicrosoft Networks then
    3. Click OK
Click on the "Networking" tab Uncheck "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)" and "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" then Click "OK"
  • Click Wifi/ Lan icon from System tray
Click on Wifi / Lan icon from System tray
  • Click PureVPN L2TP connection and click Connect
Click on PureVPN L2TP connection and click "Connect"
  • Insert your PureVPN credentials provided by PureVPN then Click OK
Insert your Username and Password provided by PureVPN then Click "OK" Important Note: Please always remember your PureVPN username & password is different from your Website Member Area email address & Password.
  • VPN connection will establish after verifying account details.
VPN connection will establish after verifying account details.
  • You are Connected now.
You are connected now.
  • To disconnect VPN, click Lan/ Wifi icon from System tray
To disconnect VPN, click on Lan / Wifi icon from System tray
  • Click VPN connection and click Disconnect
Click on VPN connection and click "Disconnect"
Having Trouble Connecting?
If you’re still unable to connect, then please check the most common errors and their solutions

Error 868
Solution

Error 800, 806, 807, 809
Solution

Error 720
Solution

Error 691
Solution

Error 647
Solution

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