manual ipsec setup for windows

Setup IPSEC On your Windows Computer

IMPORTANT NOTE: IF YOU HAVE ALREADY INSTALLED THE SHREW CLIENT IN THE PAST PLEASE UNINSTALL THE PREVIOUS VERSION

Downloading and Installing

1. Download

Click here to download the Shrew IPSEC program
Please choose SAVE and not run/open when asked

2. INSTALL

Double Click on the program you download to start the install

3. Click NEXT

4. Choose STANDARD when asked what version to install.

5. Click AGREE

6. Click NEXT

7. Click NEXT


You will see the program install itself, and the needed drivers automatically

8. Click FINISH


The personalVPN-IPSEC client is now installed.

Setting Up The IPSEC Connection

1. Click on your start menu and open the Access Manager Program located under ShrewSoft VPN Client

2. Click on ADD

3. Fill in the Hostname (location) you want to connect to.

IPSec Server Location Addresses

USA IPSec VPN Gateways

ipsec.ashburn.witopia.net
ipsec.atlanta.witopia.net
ipsec.baltimore.witopia.net
ipsec.boston.witopia.net
ipsec.chicago.witopia.net
ipsec.dallas.witopia.net
ipsec.denver.witopia.net
ipsec.losangeles.witopia.net
ipsec.kansascity.witopia.net
ipsec.longbeach.witopia.net
ipsec.lasvegas.witopia.net
ipsec.miami.witopia.net
ipsec.newark.witopia.net
ipsec.newyork.witopia.net
ipsec.phoenix.witopia.net
ipsec.portland.witopia.net
ipsec.redding.witopia.net
ipsec.sanfrancisco.witopia.net
ipsec.seattle.witopia.net
ipsec.washingtondc.witopia.net

Canada IPSec VPN Gateways

ipsec.montreal.witopia.net
ipsec.toronto.witopia.net
ipsec.vancouver.witopia.net

Central/South America IPSec VPN Gateways

ipsec.mexicocity.witopia.net
ipsec.saopaulo.witopia.net

Europe IPSec VPN Gateways

ipsec.amsterdam.witopia.net
IPSec.Barcelona.witopia.net
ipsec.berlin.witopia.net
ipsec.brussels.witopia.net
ipsec.bucharest.witopia.net
ipsec.copenhagen.witopia.net
ipsec.dublin.witopia.net
ipsec.frankfurt.witopia.net
ipsec.helsinki.witopia.net
ipsec.istanbul.witopia.net
ipsec.kiev.witopia.net
ipsec.kristiansand.witopia.net
ipsec.lisbon.witopia.net
ipsec.london.witopia.net
ipsec.luxembourg.witopia.net
ipsec.madrid.witopia.net
ipsec.valencia.witopia.net
ipsec.manchester.witopia.net
ipsec.milan.witopia.net
ipsec.moscow.witopia.net
ipsec.paris.witopia.net
ipsec.prague.witopia.net
ipsec.riga.witopia.net
ipsec.rome.witopia.net
ipsec.reykjavik.witopia.net
ipsec.stockholm.witopia.net
ipsec.vilnius.witopia.net
ipsec.warsaw.witopia.net
ipsec.zurich.witopia.net

Africa/Middle East IPSec VPN Gateways

ipsec.jerusalem.witopia.net
ipsec.johannesburg.witopia.net

Asia IPSec VPN Gateways

ipsec.bangkok.witopia.net
ipsec.hanoi.witopia.net
ipsec.hongkong.witopia.net
ipsec.kualalumpur.witopia.net
ipsec.newdelhi.witopia.net
ipsec.singapore.witopia.net
ipsec.seoul.witopia.net
ipsec.tokyo.witopia.net

Oceania IPSec VPN Gateways

ipsec.sydney.witopia.net
ipsec.auckland.witopia.net
ipsec.melbourne.witopia.net

4. Click the right arrow until the Authentican tab shows (click on it)

5. Choose Mutal PSK + XAuth for the Authentican Method

6. Click on the credentials sub tab

7. Input witopia as the Pre Shared Key

8. Click SAVE
Your personalVPN-IPSEC is now setup

Connecting and Disconnecting

1. Connecting

2. Click on your start menu and open the Access Manager Program located under ShrewSoft VPN Client

3. Highlight the location you want to connect to and click the connect button

4. Input your PPTP/IPSEC username and password you selected at signup

There are two formats for usernames and they are NOT interchangeable. Please see the “details” under your active services via the portal to see your correct username.

 

Format 1: username@witopia (notice that there is no .net at the end)
Format 2: W\your@email.com (the W \ must be present)

5. When you see this message you are connect!


6. Click OK
Please DO NOT close the Access Manager as this will disconnect the VPN.

Disconnecting

To Disconnect the personalVPN-IPSEC just click on Disconnect

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