Overview: if we have provided you with a bespoke L2TP connection, perhaps to access a client device behind NAT or dynamic IP, then this article will show you how to connect a MikroTik device to the VPN.
You will need the following information before you begin:
- Admin details to acces the MikroTik device via WinBox or WebFig
- L2TP server IP: ---.---.---.---
- L2TP username: _ _ _ _ _ _
- L2TP password: _ _ _ _ _ _
- IP Sec pre-shared key: _ _ _ _ _ _
- Public HTTP port number: _ _ _ _ _
WARNING: Before you add this L2TP connection, please set a VERY complex password of at least 16 characters - including special symbols - in order to reduce your device security risks.
From WinBox or WebFig navigate to Interfaces > Add > L2TP client > [enter the details below and click OK]
Max MTU: 1400
Max MRU: 1400
"Dial out" tab:
Once the link is up (check IP > Addresses, and you should see an IP such as 172.16.xxx.xxx) then you can test accessing the device publically:
http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:yyyyy (replace xxx with the L2TP server IP, and replace yyyy with the public HTTP port number)
You should now have access to port 80 on the local device; if you need another port (such as HTTPS port 443) then simply ask us for the port forwarding rule to be modified for this VPN client).