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How To Setup L2TP VPN On iPhones And iPads

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013


Apple devices like iPads and iPhones are incredibly popular among tech enthusiasts. These devices allow you to remain mobile and connected at all times without sacrificing on productivity or entertainment. The recent innovations in wireless technology have also made it possible to access our favorite entertainment options such as online games and streaming movies/TV shows through mobile devices like iPhones and iPads.

However, you need to be ultra cautious while using free Wi-Fi hotspots. The wireless networks available at malls, airports, public parks, book shops and hotels use negligible level of security so they can be exploited to the hilt by hackers and criminals. While using these networks, always remember that your personal information is visible to everyone connected to the network.

In order to protect your online activities while using wireless networks, you need to use a secure solution such as a virtual private network. VPNs use a very high level of encryption to secure online sessions plus they help you to bypass local firewalls and access location restricted services such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, MTV, etc. even from abroad. In this article, you will learn how to setup a L2TP VPN on iPhone and iPad.

How To Configure L2TP VPN On iPhones And iPads

1) Before starting the setup process, close all the apps and go to the home screen. Open the Settings window by tapping on the Settings icon.

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2) Once inside the Settings screen, tap the General option.

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3) Next, tap on Network to view the available Network options.

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Then tap on VPN to create a new VPN connection or modify an existing connection.

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4) To add a new VPN connection, tap on “Add VPN Configuration”.

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5) In the next screen, tap on L2TP to create a new L2TP VPN connection. Here you can also assign a name to the new VPN connection through the Description textbox. It is recommended that you use an easy to remember value for the connection name so that you can locate and connect to it quickly. For instance, if you want to connect to London based server of SampleVPNSite company then you can name the connection as SampleVPNSite-London.

Next, enter the VPN server IP address or the URL in the Server text box. If your VPN provider has VPN servers at multiple locations then you can either create multiple VPN connections or create one VPN connection and change the server URL every time you wish to connect to a different VPN server.

Type the Username, Password and secret key values provided by your VPN provider in the Account, Password and Secret text boxes. Set the “Send All Traffic” value to On and tap on the Save button to save the VPN settings.

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6) In order to test the service, tap the ON option located next to VPN. Once the login credentials are verified, you will see a connection status message right below the VPN box. To disconnect from the VPN server, swipe the ON value to OFF.

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July 10, 2013
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