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This tutorial will show you how to set up ExpressVPN on your Chromebook or Chrome OS with the L2TP protocol.
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Get your ExpressVPN account credentials and server addresses
To set up ExpressVPN manually for your Chromebook or Chrome OS using L2TP, you will first need to obtain your ExpressVPN credentials for the manual configuration.
Open the Welcome Email you received when you signed up for ExpressVPN. Click the link in the email.
If you can’t find the link, log in to your account here.
Once you’ve clicked the link in the welcome email or logged in to the website, click on Set Up ExpressVPN on the Active Subscriptions page.
Click on Manual Config on the left side of the screen and then select PPTP & L2TP-IPSec on the right. This will show you your username, password, and a list of server addresses around the world. To see the full list of server addresses, you may need to scroll down.
To copy, click on the copy information icon on the top right corner of the box. You will need these details when adding a network.
Configure the VPN on your Chromebook and connect to the VPN server location
Go into your Chromebook’s settings by clicking on the toolbar with the cluster of icons in the bottom-right corner of your screen. Then click on Settings.
From the Settings panel, select Add connection.
Click Add OpenVPN/L2TP.
In the “Add private network” panel, please enter the following information, which you obtained earlier.
Server hostname: enter the server address of your choice e.g. location-name-l2tp.provider.com.
Service name: enter a server name of your choice e.g. Country – City.
Provider type: select L2TP/IPsec + pre-shared key.
Pre-shared key: enter 12345678.
Username: enter the username in the Manual Configuration (PPTP and L2TP-IPSec) section.
Password: enter the password in the Manual Configuration (PPTP and L2TP-IPSec) section.
Save identity and password: check the box.
Super! You have successfully connected your Chromebook to ExpressVPN using L2TP.
Disconnect from the VPN server location
To disconnect your VPN profile, go into the Settings panel. Click on Private network > Disconnect.