L2TP/PPTP Setup - Windows XP

If for some reason you can't use the ExpressVPN application, you can use an L2TP/PPTP connection. For this you'll need an L2TP/PPTP account. If you don't already have one, please contact us.

To connect via L2TP/PPTP on Windows XP:

  1. Follow the download link that you received, and download our dialer ZIP file:
  2. Extract the ZIP file, and then do one of the following two options:
    Note: The following steps won't work if you're just viewing the contents of the ZIP file. It needs to be extracted.
    • If you're in a country with censorship:
      Double-click the ExpresVPN_L2TP dialer. This avoids censorship more reliably, but requires some one-time configuration, as in the next step.
    • Otherwise:
      Double-click the ExpressVPN_PPTP dialer. This may not avoid censorship, but is simpler to setup.
  3. If you've chosen to use L2TP, perform the following configuration steps. You only need to do this once, before the first time you connect:
    1. Click Properties:
    2. In the Security tab, select Advanced, and click Settings:
    3. Select Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2), and click OK:
    4. Back in the Security tab, click IPSec Settings.
    5. By Key, type: 12345678 , and click OK:
  4. Select a server location, and click Connect:
  5. Type the credentials for your ExpressVPN L2TP/PPTP account, and click Connect:

That's it, you're connected.

To subsequently disconnect from the VPN, again double-click the dialer file, and click Hang Up: