This article will describe how to connect 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.
Open Network and Internet
Open Network and Sharing Center
Step 2 – Configure VPN
Set up a new connection on a network
Connect to a workplace and click on
Use my Internet connection (VPN)
Enter your IP address in the Internet Address field. In our example, we use this IP, 188.8.131.52, click on
After you have clicked on Create the set up wizard will be closed.
Change adapter settings on the left side menu.
You will now see all available interfaces. Open
Properties of the VPN connection interface
Open dropdown of
Type of VPN and select
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec)
Advanced settings. Select
Use preshared key for authentication and fill in the preshared key which you created on the Windows Server. Apply it by clicking on
Return 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 the changes by clicking on
Step 3 – Connect to VPN server
Open Network icon in the right bottom and click on
After you have clicked on VPN Connection a Connect button will be visible. Click on
You will be asked to enter a User name and Password
Trying to connect.
Your VPN connection is established.
Step 4 – 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 .
Congratulations, you have configured a VPN client on a Windows 10. You now know how to connect L2TP/IPsec VPN on Windows 10
Please see our knowledgebase for other articles on how to connect with VPN.