In this guide, we will show you how to easily setup IKEv2 VPN connection on Windows8 through simple steps. Scroll down for more details.
Getting Things Ready
Before creating a new IKEv2 VPN connection on your Windows8, first you will need to set things up:
1- You need an internet connection that works properly.
2- Make sure that your you have a supported device.
3- Make sure that your VPN service subscription is active (e.g: bVPN).
Setting Up IKEv2 VPN on Windows8 (Manually)
Follow the steps below in order to successfully create a new IKEv2 VPN connection on your Windows8 system:
1- Head over to your system tray, and then right-click on the “Wifi/LAN” icon.
2- Next, click on “Open Network and Sharing Settings”.
3- After that, click on “Set up a new connection or network”.
4- Now, choose “Connect to workplace”, and then click on “Next”.
5- Choose “Use my Internet connection (VPN)”.
6- Insert the IP address of the server you want to connect to.
7- In the destination name, type in the name of your IKEv2 VPN (e.g: bVPN IKEv2).
8- Choose “Remember my credentials”.
9- Choose “Allow other people to use this connection”.
10- Click on “Create”.
11- Right-click on your newly created IKEv2 VPN connection, and then select “View connection properties”. If you have Windows 8.1, then go to “Network and Sharing Settings” and click on “Change Adapter Settings” . Right-click on your new IKEv2 VPN connection, and then click on “Properties”.
12- Click on the “Security” tab, and then choose “IKEv2”.
13- From the “Data encryption” drop down menu, choose “Optional”.
14- Now, click on the “Networking” tab, and then uncheck both “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)” as well as “File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks”.
15- Click on “OK”.
17- Head over to your system tray, and then right-click on the “Wifi/LAN” icon.
18- Click on “Open Network and Sharing Settings”.
19- Click on your newly created IKEv2 VPN connection, and then insert your VPN credentials (username and password).
Congratulations! You have successfully created an IKEv2 VPN connection. Browse on!