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VPN in Windows 10 - L2TP IPsec

Published: 21 November 2018

To access some services and resources at Luleå University of Technology when you are not on Campus, you must use a VPN connection.


  1. Staff user at LTU
  2. Created password for Eduoram



  1. Open the Start menu and click the Gear (Settings) in the narrow left-hand column.
  2. You should now have opened Windows Settings; select Network & Internet.
  3. In the left column, select VPN, and then click Add a VPN connection at the top
  4. Fill in the information as below:
    NOTE! You must enter your usual staff username, without BUT with your Eduroam password
    Connection name: LTU-Staff
    Server name or address:
    VPN type: L2TP / IPsec with pre-shared key
    Pre-shared key: staff-vpn1
    Type of sign-in info: User name and password
    User name: Your staff user name at LTU
    Password: Your Eduroam password
    Make sure Remember my sign-in info is ticked
  5. Click Save
  6. You should now have a new VPN connection called LTU-Staff, select it and click Connect
  7. If it works properly, it should say Connected under LTU-Staff
  8. Once you've done the settings, you can connect to your new VPN connection by clicking the network icon in the taskbar next to the system clock in the lower right of your desktop.