Configuring IPSec/IKEv2 in Windows 10

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Installation

Double click on the downloaded file and click on “Install Certificates”.

Enter your Perfect Privacy login credentials.

You can then close this window. If you ever want to uninstall the certificate at a later point, you can do so by starting the Cert Installer and clicking on “Uninstall Certificates”.

Open the start menu, type “Network” and go to the “Network and Sharing Center”.

Click on “Set up a new connection or network”.

Click on “Connect to a Workplace”.

Choose “Use my Internet connection (VPN)”.

Enter a Perfect Privacy server of your choice. 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. Activate “Save Credentials” so you not have to enter your Perfect Privacy username and password for every connection. Then click on “Create”.

Click on “Change adapter settings” on the left side.

Right click on the newly created connection and choose “Properties”.

Under the security tab, set the VPN type to “IKEv2”, choose “Require encryption” for data encryption and activate “Use Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). Click on “OK” to close this window.

Double click on the connection or right click on it and choose “Connect/Disconnect”. This will open a new window.

Click on the VPN Connection to expand it and click “Connect”.

Enter your Perfect Privacy login credentials and click “OK”.

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

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