Astrill Setup Manual:How to configure L2TP/IPSEC with Windows built-in client on Windows XP
Attention! L2TP/IPSEC protocol won't be supported by Astrill after 1st January 2021.
Open Control Panel. Click Start button, then select Control Panel item from the menu.
Double-click Network connections item
On left side panel, click on Create a new connection link.
On New Connection Wizard window, click on Next button.
Select Connect to the network at my workplace option, and then click on Next button.
Select Virtual Private Network connection option, and then click on Next button.
For Company Name field, type in Astrill L2TP, and then click on Next button.
If you see this screen, select Do not dial initial connection option, and then click on Next button.
For Host name or IP address field, type in DAL1.ASTRILL.NET, and then click on Next button.
You can check servers list from the website using this link: https://members.astrill.com/tools/vpn-servers
Optionally, you can tick Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop. When done, click on Finish button.
Go back to Network Connections window, right-click on Astrill L2TP connection that we have just created, and then select Properties.
On Astrill L2TP properties window, under Networking tab, for Type of VPN select L2TP IPSec VPN.
Then click on Security tab, and click on IPSec Settings.
On IPSec Settings properties window, tick Use pre-shared key for authentication option, for Key field enter way2stars. When you are done, click on OK buttons.
From Network Connections window, right-click on Astrill L2TP connection, and then select Connect.
On Connect Astrill L2TP window, enter your Astrill account username and password, then tick Save this user and password for the following users. When you are ready to start Astrill L2TP VPN connection, click on Connect button.
On Network Connections window, you will see two indications that Astrill L2TP connection status is connected, the icon screens will be turned to blue color and the status word Connected.
You are connected to Astrill L2TP VPN. Now you can check your IP address using the link below and start surfing the internet.
What is my IP link: https://www.astrill.com/what-is-my-ip
for China users, use this link: https://astrill-china.com/what-is-my-ip
When you are done with internet surfing and you want to close the VPN connection, open Network Connections window, right-click on Astrill L2TP connection, and then select Disconnect.