Unable to connect windows 7 client to l2tp/ipsec on pfsense
I have tried to follow below guide with some confusions/assumptions and configured pfsense as the guide says but i cannot connect a windows 7 enterprise client to it.
while following above guide i have faced ambiguity in below parts of guide.
Configure L2TP Server
Set Server Address to an unused private subnet IP, such as 192.168.32.1 NOTE: This is not a public IP address or "listen" IP for the L2TP service, it is a local IP address set as the "gateway" on the clients Set Remote Address Range to an unused private subnet, such as 192.168.32.128
When i tried as mentioned above it would complain about some ip and i selected diffrent subnet for both i.e. gateway address and remote address range fields.
Under "Setup IPsec" "Phase 1"
it doesnt mentions of "Remote gateway"
and if i enter nothing in it i get below error upon saving it
i entered my wan address (ddns name ) ..
The following input errors were detected: The field Remote gateway is required.
the guide also doesnt mentions anything about preshared key available in pfsense at below location
"Phase 1 proposal (Authentication)" "Pre-Shared Key"
though the guide says to configure authenticatoin to mutual psk
then in the portion of guide
it says creatin of shared key .. how it relates to above one?
in my case i have entered different preshared key at both locations and vpn from windows 7 client cnanot connect and gives error 789
i hope i am not following that guide too religiously…
L2TP/IPsec is troublesome. You are better off deploying IKEv2, which works fine with the client built in to Windows 7.