Click Start button in the bottom left corner of the screen (the one with Windows logo). Go to "Settings".
Go to "Network & Internet".
Select "VPN" in the menu on the left.
Click "Add a VPN connection"
For the "VPN Provider" select "Windows (built-in)" Connection name can be any as you like for example StrongVPN. "Server name or address" is your server address, you can find it in the Customer Area. It is not vpn-XXX.reliablehosting.com, that is just an example. For "VPN type" select "Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec)".
Scroll the window if needed and fill the "Username" and "Password" fields. For manual setup username is not your email and the password is not your password for Customer Area. You can find these credentials in the Customer Area, same place where the server address is located. Check "Remember my sign-in info" and click Save button.
Click "Change adapter options".
In the connections list find the StrongVPN connection, the description should be "WAN Miniport (L2TP)". Right click on it and select "Properties".
Click "Security" tab, then Advanced settings button.
In the appeared window select "Use preshared key for authentication". The key can be found in the Customer Area. Then click OK and OK again. Close the "Network Connections" window.
After that go back to Network & Internet Settings window, you will see the VPN connection. Click on it.
Click the Connect button.
After a while it will connect and show you "Connected" status.
You can also check the VPN status in the Network applet (the icon in your system tray at the bottom right).
Next time just Connect/Disconnect button
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