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Windows 8 RT L2TP/IPsec Setup Instructions for VyprVPN

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The setup process involves three basic steps:

  • Adding a registry setting
  • Installing a VPN certificate
  • Configuring a connection profile

Once you have completed the setup, follow the instructions for connecting and disconnecting from VyprVPN.

How to add the registry setting:

  1. Swipe to the left on far left side of the desktop (or point your mouse to the top-right corner) to access the Charms menu.
  2. Type regedit into the search bar at the top-right.
  3. Click or tap regedit on the left in the search results.
  4. If you receive a "User Account Control" pop-up asking you to allow changes, please click or tap Yes.
  5. In the left pane, locate and click or tap the folder named: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PolicyAgent
  6. Click or tap the Edit menu and hover your cursor over (or tap) New. Click or tap DWORD Value.
  7. A new registry will appear in the right pane, named New Value #1.
  8. Rename that file: "AssumeUDPEncapsulationContextOnSendRule" (this is case-sensitive and contains no spaces) and press ENTER.
  9. Right-click AssumeUDPEncapsulationContextOnSendRule, then click or tap Modify. Or, double-tap AssumeUDPEncapsulationContextOnSendRule to open the Modify window.
  10. In the Value data box, type "2" and click or tap OK.
  11. Reboot the computer.

To install the certificate:

  1. Download the certificate and save it.
  2. Swipe to the left on far left side of the desktop (or point your mouse to the top-right corner) to access the Charms menu.
  3. Type mmc into the search bar at the top-right.
  4. Click or tap mmc on the left in the search results.
  5. If you receive a "User Account Control" pop-up asking you to allow changes, please click or tap Yes.
  6. Click or tap the File menu then click or tap Add/Remove Snap-in.
  7. In the "Available snap-ins" list on the left, double-click (or double-tap) Certificates.
  8. In the popup window, select Computer account, click Next, then click Finish.
  9. Click or tap OK to close the Snap-ins window.
  10. In the center pane of the console window, double-click (or double-tap) Certificates (Local Computer).
  11. Double-click (or double-tap) Personal.
  12. Click or tap Action in the menu at the top, then hover over or tap All Tasks, then click or tap Import...
  13. Click or tap Next, then click or tap Browse...
  14. Navigate to the folder that the certificate was downloaded to.
  15. Access the file type selector at the bottom-right and click or tap Personal Information Exchange.
  16. Highlight the giganews-client file and then click or tap Open.
  17. Click or tap Next on the Certificate Import Wizard.
  18. Type "giganews" in the Password field, then click or tap Next.
  19. Select Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate, click or tap Next.
  20. Click or tap Finish, you should see a pop-up window that says "The import was successful", then click or tap OK.
  21. Close the Console1 window using the X in the top-right corner.
  22. Click or tap Yes to save Console1 settings.
  23. The default name is fine, click or tap Save.

To configure the L2TP/IPsec connection:

  1. From the Desktop, Swipe to the left on far left side of the desktop (or point your mouse to the top-right corner) to access the Charms menu.
  2. Click or tap the Settings option.
  3. Click or tap Control Panel.
  4. Click or tap Network and Internet.
  5. Click or tap Network and Sharing Center.
  6. Click or tap Set up a new connection or network.
  7. Click or tap Connect to a workplace, then click or tap Next.
  8. Ensure that No, create a new connection is selected, then click or tap Next.
  9. Click or tap Use my Internet Connection (VPN).
  10. In the Internet address field, type one of the following names:

    VyprVPN Server Hostname
    Los Angeles, CA us1.vpn.giganews.com
    Washington, DC us2.vpn.giganews.com
    Austin, TX us3.vpn.giganews.com
    Miami, FL us4.vpn.giganews.com
    New York City, NY us5.vpn.giganews.com
    Chicago, IL us6.vpn.giganews.com
    San Francisco, CA us7.vpn.giganews.com
    Seattle, WA us8.vpn.giganews.com
    Toronto ca1.vpn.giganews.com
    Amsterdam eu1.vpn.giganews.com
    Stockholm se1.vpn.giganews.com
    Hong Kong hk1.vpn.giganews.com
    London uk1.vpn.giganews.com
    Paris fr1.vpn.giganews.com
    Frankfurt de1.vpn.giganews.com
    Copenhagen dk1.vpn.giganews.com
    Zurich ch1.vpn.giganews.com
    Moscow ru1.vpn.giganews.com
    Luxembourg lu1.vpn.giganews.com
    Bucharest ro1.vpn.giganews.com
    Singapore sg1.vpn.giganews.com
    Dublin ie1.vpn.giganews.com
    Kuala Lumpur my1.vpn.giganews.com
    Rome it1.vpn.giganews.com
    Madrid es1.vpn.giganews.com
    Tokyo jp1.vpn.giganews.com
    Seoul kr1.vpn.giganews.com
    Oslo no1.vpn.giganews.com
    Istanbul tr1.vpn.giganews.com
    Helsinki fi1.vpn.giganews.com
    Warsaw pl1.vpn.giganews.com
    Lisbon pt1.vpn.giganews.com
    Prague cz1.vpn.giganews.com
    Vienna at1.vpn.giganews.com
    Brussels be1.vpn.giganews.com
    Vilnius lt1.vpn.giganews.com
    Sydney au1.vpn.giganews.com
    Melbourne au2.vpn.giganews.com
    Perth au3.vpn.giganews.com
    Jakarta id1.vpn.giganews.com
    Auckland nz1.vpn.giganews.com
    Hanoi vn1.vpn.giganews.com
    Bangkok th1.vpn.giganews.com
    Reykjavík is1.vpn.giganews.com
    Manila ph1.vpn.giganews.com
    São Paulo br1.vpn.giganews.com
    Mexico City mx1.vpn.giganews.com
    Buenos Aires ar1.vpn.giganews.com
    Bogotá co1.vpn.giganews.com
    San José cr1.vpn.giganews.com
    Panama City pa1.vpn.giganews.com
    Taipei tw1.vpn.giganews.com
    Manama bh1.vpn.giganews.com
    Doha qa1.vpn.giganews.com
    Riyadh sa1.vpn.giganews.com
    Mumbai in1.vpn.giganews.com
    Dubai ae1.vpn.giganews.com
    Tel Aviv il1.vpn.giganews.com
    Sofia bg1.vpn.giganews.com
    Schaan li1.vpn.giganews.com
  11. In the Destination name field, type VyprVPN, then click or tap Create.
  12. Click or tap Network and Sharing Center to make that window active.
  13. Click or tap Change adapter settings on the left.
  14. Right-click (or long tap) the new VyprVPN connection and click or tap Properties.
  15. Enter your Windows RT Credentials if necessary for Admin privileges.
  16. Click or tap the Security tab in the VyprVPN Properties pop-up window.
  17. In the Type of VPN menu, select Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec).
  18. Click or tap Advanced settings.
  19. Ensure that Use certificate for authentication and Verify the Name and Usage attributes of the server's certificate are selected. Click or tap OK.
  20. Click or tap the Data encryption menu, then select Maximum strength encryption, then click or tap OK.
  21. Close Network Connections window.

To Connect:

  1. Access the Settings Menu by pressing the Windows Key (two keys to the left of the Space Bar) and the i key at the same time
  2. Click or tap the Network Connections icon.
  3. Click or tap VyprVPN under Connections.
  4. Tap Connect.
  5. Enter your Giganews Username and Password in their respective fields, then click or tap OK.
  6. You are connected.

To Disconnect:

  1. Access the Settings Menu by pressing the Windows Key (two keys to the left of the Space Bar) and the i key at the same time.
  2. Click or tap the Network Connections icon.
  3. Click or tap the VPN connection, then click Disconnect.

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