Guide to Set up an L2TP VPN Connection on Windows Mobile OS based Mobile Device

The lack of popularity of windows mobile devices have resulted in a lower amount of supporting guides for the respective users. However, a useful step by step guide for the creation and configuration of an L2TP VPN connection on a mobile device running on windows mobile OS is as given below.

  • Tap on the ‘start’ button to open the start menu, look for the ‘settings’ option in it and then tap on it to go to the device settings.
  • On the settings page, tap on the ‘connections’ tab to move to it and then tap on the ‘connections’ icon available on this page to go to the connection manager for your mobile device.
  • On the connection manager page, you will find different options, out of which, you need to tap on the ‘add a new VPN server connection’ to initiate the process of creating a new VPN connection.
  • In the first step to create a new VPN connection on your windows mobile device, you will be prompted for the ‘name’, ‘host name/IP’ and the ‘VPN type’ regarding the connection that you are going to create.
  • In the ‘name’ field, you should add the name for the new VPN connection according to your desire. This name should be easy to remember, so that you can recognize the connection later on for future use.
  • In the ‘host name/IP’ field, you need to enter the IP address of your VPN provider, which you will get in the welcome mail from your VPN provider. If not found in the mail, you can contact customer support service for the same.
  • For the ‘VPN type’, select the ‘IPSec/L2TP’ as the type of the VPN connection and then tap on the ‘next’ option to proceed.
  • In the next step, you will be prompted for the ‘pre-shared key’ for the VPN connection. You will get this key from your VPN provider, which you should enter in this field and tap on the ‘next’ button to move to the next step for the setup of the VPN connection.
  • Now, you will be prompted for the log in credentials for the VPN service, for which this VPN connection is being created. Enter the value of the ‘username’ and the ‘password’ for the connection and then tap on ‘advanced ‘ button. Ensure that all the TCP/IP settings are set to their default values and tap on OK to proceed.
  • Now tap on ‘finish’ to save the settings and the new VPN connection.
  • To check the new connection, you need to tap on the ‘edit my VPN servers’ option to get a list of all the available VPN connections to the device.
  • Tap and hold on the connection that you have created now to get the popup menu. From this menu, tap on the ‘connect’ option to initiate the connection process.
  • After the connection is successfully created, you will get a key icon displayed on the top bar for confirmation.

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Thus, you can now use an internet service anonymously on your windows mobile device by manually setting up an L2TP VPN connection.

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