IKEv2/IPsec

This is a tutorial on how to connect to NordVPN servers on Windows 8 using the IKEv2 protocol.

Certificate installation:

1. Download our NordVPN certificate – https://downloads.nordvpn.com/certificates/root.der
Note: Your browser may try to save the file into its own certificate location, or open it immediately. Make sure to download the file, instead of opening it. On Firefox, right-click the link above and select “Save Link As…”. In Internet Explorer, select “Save” instead of “Open”. Chrome will download the file correctly.

Then, open the root.der file. (Double-click on it)

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2. Click “Open”.

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3. Click “Install Certificate…

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4. Select “Local Machine”, and click Next.

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5. Select “Place all certificates in the following store”, and click “Browse..

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6. Select “Trusted Root Certification Authorities”, and click OK, and click “Next”.

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7. Click “Finish”.

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8. Click “OK” on both windows.

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Set up a VPN connection:

9. Go into the Control Panel.

 

10. Open Network and Internet.

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11. Click on Network and Sharing Center.

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12. Click Set up a new connection or network.

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13. Click Connect to a workplace and push Next.

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14. If you are asked “Do you want to use a connection that you already have?”, select “No, create a new connection” and then push Next.

15. Click Use my Internet connection (VPN).

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16. Enter de154.nordvpn.com  (Or any of our servers you wish to use – you can find all of our servers here: https://nordvpn.com/servers/) into Internet Address and Germany#154 server(Or any other name you wish) into Destination name and push Create.

 

17. Open Network and sharing center again and click Change adapter settings.

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18. Open the properties dialog of Germany#154 adapter and show Security tab.


 

19. Enter the following:
Type of VPN: IKEv2
Data encryption: Require encryption (disconnect if server declines)
Authentication: Use Extensible Authentication Protocol(EAP) and EAP-MSCHAPv2
And click OK.

 

20. Click OK.

Connection:

21. Move the cursor to the right corner of your screen and click the Network icon.


 

22. Select Germany#154 sever and click Connect.

 

23. In the Sign in dialog, enter your NordVPN credentials.