Setting up L2TP IPSec clients for EdgeRouter

This is a quick guide on how to setup your client devices to connect to the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter VPN as setup Here


Add a new VPN by going to
Settings > Network & Internet > VPN > Add a VPN connection and setting up with the following details:

VPN Provider: Windows (built-in)
Connection name: L2TP
Server name: Server address or IP
VPN Type: L2TP/IPsec with pre-shared key
Pre-shared key: <secret>
Type of sign-in info: User name and password
User name: <username>
Password: <secret>

Navigate to the windows 10 network settings
Settings > Network & Internet > Status > Change Adapter Options > L2TP Adapter properties and enable CHAP v2

Security > Allow these protocols > Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2)

Apple Mac OS

Add a vpn connection by going to
System Preferences > Network > “+” and completing the following

Interface: VPN
VPN Type: L2TP over IPSec
Service name: VPN (L2TP)

Adjust the new L2TP over IPSec interface by going to
System Preferences > Network > VPN L2TP  and doing the following

Configuration: Default
Server Address: Server Address or IP
Account Name <username>

Add your authentication settings by going to
System Preferences > Network > VPN L2TP > Authentication Settings and add your credentials

User Authentication: <password>
Machine Authentication: <secret>

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