How To Setup Ivacy PPTP Protocol Manually on Windows 7?

In this particular tutorial / article, you will get to know about setting up your own Ivacy VPN client software manually on Windows 7, using Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).

Let’s start.

From the ‘Start’ menu, click on ‘Control Panel’




In ‘Control Panel’ you see various icons. Click on ‘View network status and tasks’ under the ‘Network and Internet’ icon.




Under the ‘Change your networking settings’ icon, click on ‘Set up a new connection or network’




A new window will open up. From that window, you have to choose a connection option. Select the ‘Connect to a workplace’ option and click ‘Next’.




A new window will open. In that particular window, you are asked a question: ‘How do you want to connect?’. There are two options given. One is ‘Use my Internet connection (VPN)’ and the other one is ‘Dial directly’. Click on ‘Use my Internet connection (VPN).’




Another new ‘Type the Internet address to connect to’  window will open up. This window provides you with two blank spaces. You are required to give an ‘Internet address’ and a ‘Destination name’.

In the ‘Internet address’ field, you should provide a server name that you desire to use. (the list of all server addresses can be found here).

In the ‘Destination name’ field you should type, ‘Ivacy L2TP’.

Check ‘Allow other people to use this connection’ option and ‘Don’t connect now, just set it up so I can connect later’ option.

Leave ‘Use a smart card’ option unchecked. Click ‘Next’.




Now, the ‘Type your username and password’ window will open up.

In the ‘Username’ field, you should type the username / email.

In ‘Password’ field, you should type the password.

Check ‘Remember this password’ option.

Leave the ‘Show characters’ option unchecked.

Click Create.




This time, ‘The connection is now ready to use’ window will open up. Don’t click on ‘Connect now’ option. Click on ‘Close’.




Return to ‘Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Sharing Center’. On the left, there is a side bar. Under the ‘Control Panel Home’ section, click on ‘Change adapter settings’ option.




Right click on the ‘Ivacy L2TP’ icon. Click on ‘Properties’.




A dialog box will open up. Click on ‘Security’ tab.

Under the ‘Security tab’, you should select the ‘Type of VPN’ from a dropdown menu.

Select ‘Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) with IPSec’.

Select ‘Allow these protocols’ option.

Check ‘Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)’ option, and Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2) option. Leave the other options, ‘Unencrypted Password (PAP)’ and ‘Automatically use my Windows logon name and password, (and domain, if any)’, unchecked.




Click on ‘Advanced Settings’ tab, just below the ‘Type of VPN’ dropdown menu.




A new window ‘L2TP’  will open up. In that particular window, check the option, ‘Use preshared key for authentication.’ In the ‘Key’ field, type ‘12345678’. Keep the other option, ‘Use certificate for authentication’ unchecked. Click ‘OK’.




Go to ‘Networking’ tab.

Uncheck ‘Internet Protocol (TCP / IPV6)’ option; and ‘File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks’ option.

Keep the other two options; ‘Internet Protocol (TCP / IPV4)’ and ‘Client for Microsoft Networks’ checked.

Click ‘OK’.




In adapter settings, you will see ‘Ivacy L2TP’ icon. Double click on that particular icon.




A new window will open up. Type in the ‘Username / Email’ and ‘Password’ in the two fields provided. Your username is your email address that you have used to signup with Ivacy VPN. Your password is the one that you have used at the time of signup with Ivacy VPN.




Click Connect.



Enjoy Privacy with Ivacy VPN.

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