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Fortinet Fortigate router setup


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

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

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
set protocol ping
set gateway-ip

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

set status enable
config system interface
edit wan1
set l2tp-client enable
config l2tp-client-settings
set defaultgw enable
set user
set password 12345678

NOTE: set your NordVPN username and password.

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

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
set peer-host
set dst

to any other IP from our server list.