Windows 8 via L2TP


L2TP requires port 1701 and will not work if you are using RaavaVPN to bypass firewalls (such as at Universities)
We Recommend using the SoftEther Client find the guide for that here Windows

Setup

  • Step 1

    If you don't have a server with RaavaVPN yet then please follow the server creation in this guide.

  • Step 2

    Go to "Network and Sharing Center" in Windows by going to start and typing "Network and Sharing Center"

  • Step 3

    Click "Set up a new connection or network".

  • Step 4

    In the Set up a new connection or network box take the following steps.

    • Select "Connect to a workplace", click next.
    • Click "Use my Internet conenction".
    • Enter the IP from your dashboard into the Internet Address box.
    • Enter a name for the destination, we recommend "RaavaVPN" as it will be easy to recognise.
    • Finally click create.
    Connect to a Workplace
    Use my internet connection
    Enter IP and name
  • Step 5

    Go back to "Network and Sharing Center" in Windows, select "Change adapter settings".

    Enter IP and name
  • Step 6

    Find the adapter that you named "RaavaVPN in step 4, right click it and press properties.

    • In properties go to the "Security" tab.
    • Press "Advanced settings.
    • Select "Use preshared key for authentication" and enter "raavavpn" as your key.
    • Hit ok and go back to your desktop.
    Properties Advanced Properties
  • Step 7

    Click on the Network Connections icon in your Taskbar (looks like or ), The connection you created should be shown there click on it.

  • Step 8

    "Network & Internet" settings should now be shown, click the connection that was created here and press "Connect", you should prompted for your log in details (these were emailed to you when you created your server).

    Internet Settings
    Credentials
  • Step 9

    Finally press OK, your details will be remembered and you will be connected.