How to connect L2TP / IPsec VPN on Windows 10

How to connect L2TP / IPsec VPN on Windows 10

This article will describe how you can configure L2TP / IPsec VPN on Windows 10.

Prerequisites

  • 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 Network and Internet

Open the Network and Sharing Center .

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) .

Click Use my Internet connection (VPN)

Enter your IP address in the Internet Address field . In this example, the article uses IP 193.33.61.185. Click Create.

Enter the IP address in the Internet Address field

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 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) .

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.

Select Allow these protocols and check the required values

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 .

Click the Connect button

You will be asked to enter a Username and Password.

The connection process takes place:

The connection process takes place

Your VPN connection is established.

VPN connection has been 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!

See more:

  • How to create a VPN on Windows 10