Downloads and Guides: Connect to L2TP Native VPN for Windows 7/10

 Once you have configured the native VPN client (Windows 7, Windows 10), follow the instructions below to connect to the VPN.

  1. Navigate to Network and Sharing Center, then find and select the "UMN L2TP-IPSec Native" or "UMNvpn" network under Dial Up and VPN.
    • Start button > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center OR
    • Click the network button in the taskbar in the lower left corner to open the network menu. 
  2. Enter your UofM Internet ID and password.
  3. Click the Connect button. You will get the message "Successfully connected to UMN L2TP-IPSec Native" when you have successfully connected to the VPN.
  4. Close the connect screen once you have successfully connected.


  • To disconnect from the VPN client, right-click the VPN client and select Disconnect.

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