Manual VPN Setup for Windows 7

It is STRONGLY suggested that you use the WiTopia Client and not the alternate software. We fully support setting up and using alternate connections though. Please use the following directions to setup the VPN your computer.

Choose a connection type to connect: L2TPIPSECPPTP

Setup L2TP On your Windows Computer
  1. Click on Windows Start Orb (bottom left corner)
  2. Click on Control Panel
  3. Click on Network and Internet
  4. Click on Network and Sharing CenterYour screen should look similar to this
  5. Click on Setup a new connection or network
  6. Choose Use My Internet Connection
  7. Input your settings:internet Address: CLICK HERE TO CHOOSE A CONNECTION LOCATIONDestination Name: WiTopia L2TP VPN (or whatever you want to put here)
  8. IMPORTANTClick on the option Don’t connectnow; just set it up so I can connect later
  9. Click Next
  10. Input your PPTP Username and Password (example: bill_gates@witopia )
  11. Click Create
  12. IMPORTANT Click on CLOSE (do not connect right now or it will fail)
  13. Click Connect to a network now that you are back at the Network and Sharing Center
  14. On the pop-up window double click the WiTopia L2TP name
  15. Click on Properties
  16. Click on Options
  17. Uncheck Include Windows logon domain
  18. Click on Security
  19. On Type of VPN Choose L2TP/IPSec
  20. Click on the Advanced button
  21. Click on the top option Use preshared key for authentication
  22. Input witopia1 as the Key
  23. Click Ok
  24. Click on Networking
  25. Uncheck Internet Protocol Version 6
  26. Click OK
  27. On the connect screen enter your username and password again
  28. Click on Connect

You should be connected to the VPN now.

Connecting and Disconnecting

To connect click on the wired/wireless symbol in the taskbar, and click on the Witopia L2TP connection and click connect.

To disconnect follow the same steps to connect just click on the disconnect option

Setup IPSEC On your Windows Computer


Downloading and Installing
  1. Download
  2. Click here to download the Shrew IPSEC program
    Please choose SAVE and not run/open when asked

  4. Double Click on the program you download to start the install

  5. Click NEXT
  6. Click AGREE
  7. Click NEXT
  8. Click NEXT
  9. You will see the program install itself, and the needed drivers automatically

  10. Click FINISH

The personalVPN-IPSEC client is now installed.

Setting Up The IPSEC Connection
  1. Click on your start menu and open the Access Manager Program located under ShrewSoft VPN Client
  2. Click on ADD
  3. Fill in the Hostname (location) you want to connect to.

  5. Click the right arrow until the Authentican tab shows (click on it)
  6. Choose Mutal PSK + XAuth for the Authentican Method
  7. Click on the credentials sub tab
  8. Input witopia as the Pre Shared Key
  9. Click SAVE
  10. Your personalVPN-IPSEC is now setup

Connecting and Disconnecting
  1. Connecting
  2. Click on your start menu and open the Access Manager Program located under ShrewSoft VPN Client

  3. Highlight the location you want to connect to and click the connect button
  4. Input your PPTP/IPSEC username and password you selected at signup
  5. When you see this message you are connect!
  6. Click OK

Please DO NOT close the Access Manager as this will disconnect the VPN.


To Disconnect the personalVPN-IPSEC just click on Disconnect

Setup PPTP On your Windows Computer
  1. From the Start button, select “Connect To.”
  2. Windows Start menu
    • Select “Set up a connection or network.”
  3. Creating a new VPN connection
    • Select “Connect to a workplace” and click “Next.”

  4. Choosing a connection option
    • Select “Use my Internet Connection (VPN).”

  5. Choosing how to connectNOTE: If prompted for “Do you want to use a connection that you already have?”, select “No, create a new connection” and click “Next.”
  6. Inputting the Internet Address and Connection name
    • Internet Address: CLICK HERE FOR OPTIONS
    • Destination Name: WiTopia PPTP (or whatever you like, really)
    • Click “Next.”

  7. Inputting the username and password
    • User Name: “your witopia username”@witopia EXAMPLE: billgates@witopia PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THE @witopia at the end (no .net or com at the end)
    • Password: your WiTopia password

  8. That’s pretty much it…two more clicks!
    • Click the Create or Next button
    • Click the Close button


  1. Click on “Start,” then “Connect to.”
  2. Select the VPN connection in the window and click “Connect.”
  3. If you do not have a “Connect to” option when you click Start:

go to Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center Then “Connect to a network”. You should have your PPTP account listed there. Please click on that PPTP account and click connect. Make sure you manually input the server you want to connect to :)