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Configuring IPsec/IKEv2 in Windows 8

Screenshot Windows 8 IPsec Certificate installer dialog Enter Perfect Privacy login credentials

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

Screenshot Windows 8 IPsec Certificate installer dialog Perfect Privacy certificate installed

Click OK.

Screenshot Windows 8 IPsec Certificate installer dialog click on close

You can now close this window.

Screenshot Windows 8 Start Menu choose Control Panel

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

Screenshot Windows 8 Start Menu Control Panel choose Network and Internet

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

Screenshot Windows 8 Start Menu Control Panel choose Network and Sharing Center

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

Screenshot Windows 8 Network and Sharing Center choose Set up a new connection or network

Click on Set up a new connection or network.

Screenshot Windows 8 Network and Sharing Center connection dialog choose Connect to Workplace

Click on Connect to Workplace.

Screenshot Windows 8 Network and Sharing Center connection dialog choose Use my Internet connection

Choose Use my Internet connection (VPN).

Screenshot Windows 8 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, then click on Create.

Screenshot Windows 8 Network and Sharing Center choose Change adapter settings

Click on Change adapter settings.

Screenshot Windows 8 Network Connections choose Properties

Right click on the newly created connection and choose Properties.

Screenshot Windows 8 Connection Properties Type of VPN choose 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 8 Network Connections choose Connect

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

Screenshot Windows 8 Network Connections enter Perfect Privacy login credentials

Enter your Perfect Privacy login credentials and click OK.

Screenshot Windows 8 Network Connections Create link in desktop Screenshot Windows 8 Perfect Privacy Check IP Website

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

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