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VPN on Windows 10

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Old June 20th 19, 10:07 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
David Wade[_3_]
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Default VPN on Windows 10

On 15/06/2019 20:52, David Wade wrote:
On 14/06/2019 08:24, Graham J wrote:
David Wade wrote:


I use the native client with my router to a dynamic IP. You do need
to generate and install a certificate but it seems to work ok...

In my case the remote client has the dynamic IP, and the Draytek
router is the VPN server having the static IP.

In my case both have dynamic IP. The router registers the VPN address
with a DNS name.

In the Draytek configuration page the only way to enable the "IKE
Authentication Method" (which offers either the pre-shared key or an
X.509 certificate) is to first enable "Specify Remote Client" which
provides for either an IP address or a "Peer ID". I do see that there
is a separate page for "VPN IKE/IPsec General Setup" and this would
allow me to set up one key for all dial-in clients; which might work.

I know I had to do lots of twiddling to get it working. Perhaps its
that the 2862 I have has different options?

It would be much easier if I could get the PPTP option to work!

Have you opened a case on the Drayteck support site? They seem very


Well I am now in Spain and set up my VPN as per the instructions he-


and it connects just fine with the Windows/10 Native Client. I did need
a re-boot at one point, I think when the DNS got totally messed up...


Old July 5th 19, 08:19 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham J[_3_]
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Default VPN on Windows 10

Peter wrote:
A bit late to the party but I have win10 VPN client working with a
Draytek 2955 (same hack as the other Drayteks, most likely) using both
PPTP and L2TP/IPSEC. And you can be travelling; no fixed IP needed.

The config is as per the Draytek documentation.

Win10 has a bug in that the L2TP client says "connecting" more or less
for ever, but actually it is connected.

PPTP is usually simpler to set up and is more reliable, but some
public wifi networks block the protocol (called GRC, IIRC). Also it
has a (theoretical but much publicised) vulnerability in that somebody
listening to the data as you open the session can capture the login

Graham J wrote

On a Windows 7 PC I can set up a dial-up VPN connection to a Draytek
router at a remote location.

Using the same IP address and login credentials I try to set up a VPN on
a Windows 10 PC. It fails saying "Windows could not create your
connection" - a typical Microsoft unhelpful error message!

Does anybody know why the VPN client works with Windows 7 and not with
Windows 10, and so what to change in Windows 10 to fix this?

Thanks for the support.

The difficulty is that the W10 machine belongs to a friend, who isn't
currently available. At his house I can connect using my W7 Pro laptop,
via PPTP. The same settings applied to his W10 Home PC fail, with no
useful diagnostics. At his location the internet connection is via
Three but clearly that is not blocking the protocol for W7 and it's
difficult to see how it would block for W10.

I see that Draytek describe the L2TP/IPSec configuration; we have yet to
try that since we think PPTP ought to work.

Graham J

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