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Configuring IPsec/IKEv2 in Windows 7

Screenshot Windows 7 IPsec install dialog IKEv2 Certificates

Double click on the downloaded file to start the installation process. Enter your Perfect Privacy login credentials.

Screenshot Windows 7 IPsec install dialog IKEv2 Certificate installed

Click OK.

Screenshot Windows 7 Start Menu

Navigate to Start Menu > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.

Screenshot Windows 7 control panel choose network and internet

Navigate to Start Menu > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.

Screenshot Windows 7 network and internet choose network and sharing center

Navigate to Start Menu > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.

Screenshot Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center Click on Set up a new connection or network

Click on Set up a new connection or network.

Screenshot Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center connection dialog choose connect to a workplace

Click on Connect to Workplace.

Screenshot Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center connection dialog choose Use my Internet connection

Choose Use my Internet connection (VPN).

Screenshot Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center connection dialog Enter a Perfect Privacy server

Enter a Perfect Privacy server of your choice. You can see which servers are available on the IPsec page in the download section. Make sure to use the general hostname of a location like amsterdam.perfect-privacy.com for the server group in Amsterdam, since the certificates will only match these hostnames. You can choose any destination name. Select Don't connect now, just set it up so I can connect later. Then click Next.

Screenshot Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center connection dialog Enter Perfect Privacy credentials

Enter your Perfect Privacy login credentials, optionally check Remember this password and click on Create.

Screenshot Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center connection dialog The connection is ready to use

Click on Connect now.

Screenshot Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center Click on Change adapter settings

Click on Change adapter settings.

Screenshot Windows 7 Network Connections VPN Connection choose properties

Right click on the newly created connection and choose Properties.

Screenshot Windows 7 VPN Connection properties Type IKEv2

Under the security tab, make sure the type of VPN is set to IKEv2 and check that the settings correspondent with the screenshot.

Screenshot Windows 7 VPN Connection choose connect

Double click on the connection or right click and choose Connect.

Screenshot Windows 7 VPN Connection enter Perfect Privacy login credentials

If you checked remember this password above, your Perfect Privacy login credentials should already be entered. Otherwise type them in again and click Connect.

Screenshot Windows 7 VPN IPsec Connection is ready

The IPsec connection should now be working. You can verify that by using our Check IP website.

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