Astrill Setup Manual:How to configure L2TP/IPSEC with Windows built-in client on Windows 8
Attention! L2TP/IPSEC protocol won't be supported by Astrill after 1st January, 2021.
Right click on Network Access from system tray and click Open Network and Sharing Center.
Click Set up a new connection or network.
Select Connect to a workplace and click Next.
Click Use my Internet connection (VPN).
Enter a server address in the Internet address field and VPN description 'Astrill L2TP VPN - LA1' in Destination name field and click Create.
For server addresses list, please go to the Server List link in the members area. Servers List
Right click on the VPN connection name and select View connection properties.
Under the Security tab select the Type of VPN as Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec).
Click Allow these protocols and select Microsoft CHAP Version 2.
Finally click Advanced settings.
On the Advanced Properties select Use preshared key for authentication and enter way2stars as the pre-shared key and click OK.
On the Networking tab, uncheck Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks and click OK.
Click Connect then type your VPN Connection name and enter your server credentials (username & password). Hit OK.
Wait for the Connected sign to appear.
Once connected you can go to https://www.astrill.com/what-is-my-ip to check on your new ip address.
for China users, use this link: https://astrill-china.com/what-is-my-ip