How to set up IKEv2 VPN connection in Windows 8

Right-click the Network icon. Select Network and Sharing Center.

Open the Network and Sharing Center in Windows 8


Select Set up a new connection or network.

Network and Sharing Center in Windows 8


Select Connect to a workplace.

Connect to a Workplace in Windows 8


Select Use my Internet connection (VPN).

Use my Internet connection (VPN)


On the Account page, select the IKEv2 VPN server, as well as the Username and Password VPN.

See the list of IKEv2 VPN servers


Enter the IKEv2 VPN server and any connection name. Click Remember my credentials.

IKEv2 server address and connection name


Click Change adapter settings.

Changing Adapter Settings


Open properties of IKEv2 the connection.

IKEv2 connection properties


On the Security tab select

  1. VPN type - IKEv2
  2. Data encryption – Require encryption
  3. Authentication - Use Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) - Microsoft Secure Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)

IKEv2 protocol and mandatory encryption in Windows 8


Click the Network icon.

Connection menu in Windows 8


Select the IKEv2 VPN connection and click Connect.

Connect IKEv2 VPN to Windows 8


Enter the Username and Password VPN.

Login and password IKEv2 in Windows 8


Connection established.

Connection established





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