Setting up our L2TP VPN service on Windows 8 should take 5 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.
In order to connect to our VPN servers, you will need to know your username and password that you registered with. These instructions and the example screenshots are for connecting to our UK service and have been verified against Windows 8, Step 7 contains details of how to connect to our servers in other countries, i.e. the US.
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Make sure your system is connected to the internet
Make sure your system is connected to the internet and that you are able to browse the web. To check your location, please go to our IP Info page, or alternatively go to our homepage and scroll down to this section:
This shows the IP Address and country that you are currently connecting from, in this example, the user is connecting from Singapore.
Setup a New Connection
Open up the Search window by pressing (Win+W) keys and search for VPN.
Select Set up a virtual private network (VPN) connection.
Enter the VPN Details
You now need to enter the VPN details.
Note:If you wish to use our Free service, the servername that you need to use is fre.mypn.co and your connection will be rotated between different countries we have in our Free VPN cluster.
To connect to any of our other servers, (ie. our USA servers) simply change the Connection name and server name. For a list of server names, please refer to our complete list of servers.
In this example, we will enter the servername gbr.mypn.co to connect to our GBR servers.
For the destination name, you can enter anything you like, however, we suggest you keep it simple and choose MPN GBR for the GBR service or something similar for whichever country you are connecting to.
Change connection properties
You’ll be returned to the desktop again, click your network icon at the bottom right corner.
Right click on the MPN GBR connection and choose View connection properties.
The properties window will be displayed. Click on the Security tab and change the Type of VPN from Automatic to Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPSec (L2TP/IPSec) and click OK.
Now click on Advanced Settings.
Select the option Use pre-shared key for authentication and enter the word private in the key box and click OK.
Connect to our servers
Click on the MPN GBR connection again and Connect.
It will now prompt you to enter your MPN credentials. Enter them and click OK.
The VPN will now attempt to connect to our servers via the L2TP protocol.
If successful, the VPN status will change to Connected.
If you now browse our homepage or check your IP address again from the IP Info page, your location should show that you are now in the UK (or which ever country you have connected to).
Note: The server IP address and country name will vary depending on the server or country you are connected to.
If you entered the wrong username and password or you want to change the servername, simply right click on the MPN connection and choose the appropriate option.
If you want to connect to any of our other servers, ie our USA servers, simply change the server name, please refer to our complete list of servers.
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