Mikrotik device as a L2TP/IPSec client

In the previous post we have shown a Mikrotik router as a L2TP/IPSec server. In this scenario, we are using either Windows clients or mobile devices based on Android or Apple iOS operating systems. Here is a new scenario – we may have a need to use another Mikrotik device as the VPN client.

The most common scenario is that you want to connect a remote network with a main network. Using the L2TP/IPSec VPN connection, you will have in the same time the routable tunnel and the full power of IPSec encryption.

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L2TP/IPSec for Road Warriors

In the sixth part of our Mikrotik IPSec series, we will cover the L2TP/IPSec scenario. This scenario is used to support “road warriors”, employees that need to work from home or while on the road.

This scenario is similar in some elements with the previous scenario, when one side is behind a NAT device. The main difference is that we use L2TP as the basic protocol and therefore we need to protect this VPN tunnel without encryption.

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How to setup the L2TP/IPSec client in Windows XP and 2003 R2 Server

I will guide you in this article through the process of setting up the L2TP/IPSec client in Windows XP and 2003 R2 Server. This document is given here in order to complete the series. The client side setup does not depend on the type of VPN server.

Thanks to the Mikrotik RouterOS and similar platforms, setup for this kind of tunnel is very simple today. Moreover, this tutorial is the client-side part of our IPSec series. We will explain the server side after this mini-series related to client-side configuration.

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How to setup the L2TP/IPSec client in Android 4.0.4 and later

I will guide you in this article through the process of setup of the L2TP/IPSec client in Android 4.0.4 and later versions. The client side setup does not depend on the type of VPN server.

Thanks to the Mikrotik RouterOS, setup for this kind of tunnel is very simple today. Moreover, this tutorial is the client-side part of our IPSec series. We will explain the server side after this mini-series related to client-side configuration.

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How to setup the L2TP/IPSec client in Apple iOS 7.1.2 and later

I will guide you in this article through the process of setup of the L2TP/IPSec client in Apple iOS 7.1.2 and later versions. The client side setup does not depend on the type of VPN server.

Thanks to the Mikrotik RouterOS, setup for this kind of tunnel is very simple today. Moreover, this tutorial is the client-side part of our IPSec series. We will explain the server side after this mini-series related to client-side configuration.

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How to setup the L2TP/IPSec client in Windows 7 and later

I will guide you in this article through the process of setup of the L2TP/IPSec client in Windows 7 and later OS. This tutorial also covers the Windows server platform. The client side setup does not depend on the type of VPN server.

Thanks to the Mikrotik RouterOS and similar platforms, setup for this kind of tunnel is very simple today. Moreover, this tutorial is the client-side part of our IPSec series. We will explain the server side after this mini-series related to client-side configuration.

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