This article will describe how you can configure L2TP / IPsec VPN on Windows 10.
- Windows 10
- Access to Windows 10 as admin
How to connect L2TP / IPsec VPN on Windows 10
Step 1 – Sign in to Windows 10
Click the search icon in the Windows menu bar and search for control panel . You will see the Control Panel icon. Click it.
Open Network and Internet .
Open the Network and Sharing Center .
Step 2 – Configure VPN
Click Set up a new connection on a network .
Select Connect to a workplace and click Next.
Click Use my Internet connection (VPN) .
Enter your IP address in the Internet Address field . In this example, the article uses IP 188.8.131.52. Click Create.
After you click Create , the setup wizard will be closed.
Click on Change adapter settings on the left menu.
You will now see all available interfaces. Open the Properties of the VPN connection interface.
Open the Security tab .
Open the Type of VPN drop-down menu and select Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP / IPsec) .
Click Advanced settings . Select Use preshared key for authentication and enter the pre-shared key you created on Windows Server. Apply it by clicking OK.
Go back to the Security tab . Select Allow these protocols and check the following values:
- Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)
- Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2)
Apply changes by clicking OK.
Step 3 – Connect to the VPN server
Open the Network icon in the bottom right and click on VPN Connection.
After you click on VPN Connection , the Connect button will display. Click this button .
You will be asked to enter a Username and Password.
The connection process takes place:
Your VPN connection is established.
Step 4 – Check the IP address
If you are routing all traffic through a VPN, you should see your VPN server IP address. You can find your IP address by going to whatismyip.com.
Congratulations, you have successfully configured a VPN client on Windows 10!
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