Privatoria has made it our utmost priority to maximize your privacy and data security. We provide users with anonymous VPNs (Virtual Private Network). By encrypting your data to our remote secure servers, we enable anyone to use the public internet through a secure private network.
VPNs create a tunnel which your network and online activity travel through. Being inside of that tunnel allows that information to remain hidden from anyone else sniffing around on the same network. Furthermore, all of your data is encrypted, giving you another level of security.
Here are the instructions on how to connect to our VPN server by using L2TP/IPsec VPN Client which is built-in on Windows XP, 7, 8, RT, Server 2003, 2008 and 2012.
In these instructions, we use Windows 7 screenshots to help show the process. Windows XP and Windows 8 are similar, however, there are a few slight changes.
- Initial configuration (done only once)
Right-click the network icon on the bottom-right side of Windows screen and click “Open Network and Sharing Center”.
Click “Set up a new connection or network” on the “Network Sharing Center”.
Select “Connect to a workplace”.
Select “Use my Internet connection (VPN)”.
You have to input the destination VPN server’s IP address or hostname here.
Server address: privatoria.net for Germany server or another for other locations. Full list you’ll see in your control panel.
Enter either the hostname or IP address in the “Internet address” field on the configuration wizard.
After you enter the “Internet address”, check the “Don’t connect now; just set up so I can connect later” checkbox at the bottom of the screen. If the user name and password prompting screen appears, input both the user name and password into the provided field. Remember to click the “Remember this password” box for convenience. When “The connection is ready to use” a message will appear. Click the “Close” button. Do not click the “Connect now” button.
Go to “Network and Sharing Center” and click “Change adapter settings”.
The currently defined VPN connection settings are listed. Right click on the icon you created in the previous step, and click “Properties”.
On the Properties screen, switch to the “Security” tab. (In Windows XP, switch to the “Network” tab.) Choose “Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPSec)” on the “Type of VPN” drop-down list.
Next, click the “Advanced settings” button (in Windows XP, click the “IPsec Settings” on the “Security” tab). The following screen will appear. Click “Use pre-shared key for authentication” and input the pre-shared key into the “Key” field. Pre-shared key: vpn
After the above configuration is finished, click the “OK” button twice to close the property screen of the VPN connection setting.
- Connect to the VPN Server
Double-click the created VPN connection setting; the below screen will appear. The “User name” and “Password” fields should be automatically filled in if you enabled the password-saving options in the previous step. If not, input both the “User name” and “Password” into the fields. Click the “Connect” button to start the VPN connecting attempts.
While the VPN is trying to be established, the following screen displays statuses. If an error occurs, confirm your settings; make sure that the type of VPN is “L2TP/IPsec” , and the pre-shared key is correctly specified.
If the VPN connection is successfully established, a VPN connection icon will be listed on the screen which appears when you click the network icon on the bottom-right of Windows screen. The status of the VPN connection icon should read “Connected”. At this point, you can initiate the VPN connection by simply clicking this VPN icon from now on.
- Enjoy VPN communication
While the VPN is established, all communications will be relayed via the VPN Server.
If you have problems with the VPN setup using a WiFi router you should check out the following options:
· Go to Router settings,
· Choose Security option,
· Open VPN tab.
· Make sure that the following buttons aren’t turned off: L2TP Passthrough and IPSec Passthrough.
· If they are turned off; turn them on, save the changes and reboot the router.
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