L2TP

Please Note: Although technically you can use the L2TP / PPTP protocol, it has serious security flaws. Whenever possible, we recommend choosing OpenVPN or IKEv2/IPSec instead.

This tutorial was made by our user Mike (thanks Mike!) on a Fortigate 60E router running FortiOS 5.4.1

Please note, that L2TP alone does not encrypt your traffic, it only reroutes you through one of our servers. Please use it at your own risk. This does not apply to L2TP/IPsec.

In order to setup L2TP on Fortigate router you will have to perform the following commands in your routers CLI Console which can be accessed as shown here.

Once the CLI is accessed you will have to perform the following commands:

config system link-monitor

NOTE: ‘link-monitor’ replaces ‘gwdetect’ in FortiOS v5.2+

edit "NordVPN"
set srcint wan1
set server 68.235.53.26
set protocol ping
set gateway-ip xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

NOTE: Put the IP address of your WAN interface instead of xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

set status enable
end
config system interface
edit wan1
set l2tp-client enable
config l2tp-client-settings
set defaultgw enable
set user name@domain.com
set password 12345678

NOTE: set your NordVPN username and password.

set peer-host 68.235.53.26
end
set vdom root
set l2forward enable
set type physical
end
config router static
edit 1
set device wan1
set dst 68.235.53.26 255.255.255.255
set priority 10
next
end

Then reboot the Fortigate and it should be connected to our service.

If you want to connect to a different server just change the IP address in these lines:

set server 68.235.53.26
set peer-host 68.235.53.26
set dst 68.235.53.26 255.255.255.255

to any other IP from our server list.