How do I setup a VPN connection between a TP-Link TL-MR6400 4G router using IPSec VPN to a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine?

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How do I setup a VPN connection between a TP-Link TL-MR6400 4G router using IPSec VPN to a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine?  

Both devices have public IP addresses.  

I cannot work out what I need to install/config on the Windows Server to allow the router to connect to it.
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Top Expert 2013

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For security reasons and aggravation you are better to install a VPN capable router at the server end.  It's not a simple set up and the server has a tendency to occasionally drop the connection, or rather if the connection drops it doesn't reestablish communication..

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Unfortunately in this circumstance I cannot put a router at the server end.  The server is an AWS instance.  The router to server setup is for a short term demonstration.
Top Expert 2013

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Ah, understandable.  I am not at all familiar with doing so but I have worked on systems were there is a local router connected to AWS using a VPN. As I understand it, it is configured using AWS networking features and not to the server itself.  I apologize I am no help with that but I am sure there are many others who are. It is quite common I am sure.
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PS: this might help to get you started:
https://aws.amazon.com/vpn/
Top Expert 2013

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If it is a single user at a given site, you do not need to set it up with the router, you can just install the VPN client on the users computer
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/networking-and-content-delivery/introducing-aws-client-vpn-to-securely-access-aws-and-on-premises-resources/

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