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How to set up IKEv2 VPN on Windows 10

This tutorial will show you how to set up IKEv2 VPN on Windows 10 using the SmartyDNS VPN services. If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

To set up VPN easily we recommend to use the SmartyDNS app.

Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. From the network icon from the taskbar click on “Open Network and Sharing Center” (1) or you can also click on “Network and Sharing center” from the “Control Panel” section.

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on Windows 10: Step 1

  2. Then click on “Set up a new connection or network” (2).

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on Windows 10: Step 2

  3. Choose “Connect to a workplace” (3), then click “Next” (4).

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on Windows 10: Step 3

  4. Check the “No, create a new connection” checkbox (5) and click on “Next” (6).

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on Windows 10: Step 4

  5. After that select “Use my Internet Connection (VPN)” (7).

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on Windows 10: Step 5

  6. In the “Internet Address” field (8) type the hostname of the SmartyDNS VPN server you want to connect to.

    To find the entire list of all available servers, sign in to your account on our website, go to “Setup” -> “VPN Servers“. If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

    Type “SmartyDNS (IKEv2)” in the “Destination name” (7) field.

    Click “Create” (10).

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on Windows 10: Step 6

  7. Click on “Change adapter settings” (11).

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on Windows 10: Step 7

  8. Right–click on “SmartyDNS (IKEv2)” connection, then select “Properties” (12) from the menu.

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on Windows 10: Step 8

  9. Choose “Security” tab (13) and for “Type of VPN” choose “IKEv2” (14).

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on Windows 10: Step 9

  10. Check the “Use Extensibl Authentication Protocol (EAP)” checkbox (15) and choose “Microsoft: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) (encryption ebabled)” (16).

    Clickn on “OK” (17).

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on Windows 10: Step 10

  11. To connect to VPN, right–click on the “SmartyDNS (IKEv2)” connection and click on “Connect / Disconnect” (18).

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on Windows 10: Step 11

  12. In the “username” (21) and “password” (2) fields type your VPN username and password.

    Assure you use your VPN username and password, NOT the website account credentials. To find your VPN username and password, sign in to your account on our website, go to “Setup” -> “VPN Username & Password“. If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

    Click “OK” (23)

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on Windows 10: Step 13

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