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Setup Tutorials

How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Lollipop

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up L2TP VPN on Android Lollipop but first let’s see what are our requirements and recommendations.

Requirements

In order to set up the L2TP VPN you will need:

  1. A CactusVPN account. If you don’t have one you can try our services for free.
  2. Your VPN username, password and VPN server address. You can find them in your account on our website, by going to Settings.

Recommendations

If you still want to set up L2TP VPN manually, go step-by-step through following instructions:

L2TP VPN Setup instructions

  1. Go to “Settings” (1).How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Lollipop: Step 1
  2. Select “More” under “Wireless & Networks” (2).How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Lollipop: Step 2
  3. Go to “VPN” (3).How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Lollipop: Step 3
  4. Click on “+” sign to add a VPN profile (4).How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Lollipop: Step 4/li>
  5. In the “Name” field (5) enter desired name for your connection. We recommend to name it: CactusVPN (L2TP).
    Make sure “L2TP/IPSec PSK” is selected for the “Type” drop-down menu (6).

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Lollipop: Step 5

  6. In the “Server address” field (7) enter the IP address of the CactusVPN server you want to connect to. You can find all the available servers in your account on our website, by going to Settings.
    Enter “cactusvpn” (without quotes) in the “IPSec pre-shared key” field (8).
    Leave empty all other fields.
    Press the “Save” button (9).

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Lollipop: Step 6

If you want to connect you must follow these steps:

  1. Go to “Settings” -> “More settings” -> “VPN”.
  2. Press the VPN connection you just created.
  3. Enter your VPN username (10) and VPN password (11). You can find them in your account on our website, by going to Settings. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the website account credentials (What is the difference?).Click “Connect” (12).

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Lollipop: Step 7

  4. Once there is a small key-like icon on the left side of your notification bar, the L2TP VPN on Android Lollipop device is created.
  5. To end the VPN session click on the active VPN profile and click “Disconnect” (12).How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Lollipop: Step 8

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