Connect an Android Device to NG Firewall via L2TP

This article will describe how to configure L2TP connections on Android devices.  

For information on configuring L2TP on the NG Firewall click HERE


The following screen shots were taken on a Google Nexus 5x running Android version 7.1.2.  Your configuration may appear differently depending on device and version.


  1. Go to Settings

  2. Then select More under Wireless & networks.

  3. Select VPN.

  4. Tap the Add icon.

  5.  Make sure L2TP/IPSec PSK is selected at the top and NOT PPTP or IPSec.

  6. Fill out the following fields.
    • Name - Can be anything, this is for your reference only.

    • Server address - This is the IP address (or domain name if configured) of your NG Firewall.  This is the Server Listen Address on the NG Firewall.

    • IPSec pre-shared key- This is the IPsec secret on the NG Firewall

    • Username - This is the username configured under User Authentication on the NG Firewall

    • Password - This is the password configured under User Authentication on the NG Firewall.  Leave it blank if you want the user to enter the password every time the device connects.


  7. Tap Save in the lower right corner.

  8. You should now be able to connect or disconnect from the NG Firewall via L2TP over IPSec by tapping the VPN profile.  
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