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Before proceeding through this guide, please ensure the RODIN technician has supplied you with your company’s Internet address and Pre-shared key as referenced and required in steps 10 and 17. Please call 1300 138 762, Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM AEST to retrieve this information.

  1. Download registry change required for L2TP connections.
  1. Run the registry file after it has been downloaded and click Yes to apply it.

Note: This step requires administrator privileges and will fail if you are not a member of the administrator’s group. If this step fails with an error, please call 1300 138 762, Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM AEST and a technician will address this for you.

  1. Click OK and reboot your computer.
  2. Click Start then type “Network and Sharing Center.”
  1. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Click Set up a new connection or network.
  1. Select Connect to a workplace, then click Next.
  1. Leave No, create a new connection selected and click Next.
  2. Click Use my Internet connection (VPN).
  1. Enter your company’s Internet address and input a Destination name.
  1. Click Create.
  2. In the Network and Sharing Center, click Change adapter settings.
  1. In Network Connections, select the Destination name entered in Step 7 and click Change settings of this connection.
  1. Click the Security tab.
  1. Click Automatic, this will drop down the box, click Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec).
  1. Click Advanced settings.
  1. Select Use preshared key for authentication and input your company’s preshared key.
  1. Click OK.
  2. Select Allow these protocols and tick (CHAP) and (MS-CHAP v2).
  1. Click Networking tab and click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  1. Click Properties.
  2. Click Advanced.
  1. Untick Use default gateway on remote network.
  1. Click OK.
  2. Click OK again.
  3. Click OK to close the VPN properties window.
  4. Right click the VPN connection that was named in Step 7 (the VPN that was created). Select Create Shortcut (Windows 7 users, hover over Send To, then select Desktop Create Shortcut).
  1. Click Yes.
  1. Close Network Connections window.
  2. Double click the newly created VPN shortcut on the desktop.
  3. Click on the VPN connection name that was named in Step 7, click Connect.
  1. Enter your username and password. This is the username you use to log onto your work PC and also the corresponding password. Click OK.

Your VPN connection to your company’s network is now complete. This allows your remote PC to behave as if it was connected internally to the company’s network. Mapped network drives will become available as well as any saved Remote Desktop Connections or Terminal Server connections.

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