Learn how to connect L2TP/IPsec VPN on Windows 10

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


  • Windows 10
  • Access to your Windows 10 as Administrator or a user with administrator permissions

Step 1 – Log in to Windows 10

Click on the search icon in the Windows menu bar and search for control panel. You should see the Control Panel icon and click on it.

windows 10 searchbar

Open Network and Internet

windows 10 network

Open Network and Sharing Center

windows 10 networkcenter

Step 2 – Configure VPN

Click on Set up a new connection on a network

windows 10 connection

Select Connect to a workplace and click on Next

windows 10 workplace

Click Use my Internet connection (VPN)

windows 10 workplace vpn

Enter your IP address in the Internet Address field. In our example, we use this IP,, click on Create

windows 10 create vpn

After you have clicked on Create the set up wizard will be closed.

Click Change adapter settings on the left side menu.

windows 10 network adapter

Step 3 – Connect to VPN server

Open Network icon in the right bottom and click on VPN Connection

windows 10 networkicon

After you have clicked on VPN Connection a Connect button will be visible. Click on Connect

windows 10 make connection

You will be asked to enter a User name and Password

windows 10 vpn security

Trying to connect.

windows 10 try

Your VPN connection is established.

windows 10 l2tp/ipsec

Step 3 – Check IP address

If you are routing all the traffic through VPN you see the VPN IP address of your VPN server. You can find your IP address by visiting whatismyip.com . 

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Congratulations, you have configured a VPN client on a Windows 10. Please see our knowledge base for other articles on how to connect with VPN.

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