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Setting up IKEv2 (strongSwan) on Windows

This guide covers how to download, install, and set up IKEv2 VPN (strongSwan) for Windows devices.

1. Open the Settings menu from the Windows icon on the bottom left of your device
2. Select the Network&Internet option from the Settings menu
3. Select the VPN tab from the Network & Internet menu on the left side
4. Click on the Add a VPN connection button below VPN
5. VPN Provider: Windows (built-in)
6. Connection Name: any name you prefer. For example: UK-1
7. Server name or address: enter the Server address: See all VPN servers addresses
8. VPN Type: IKEv2
9. Type of sign-in info: Username and password
10. Username: your username
11. Password: your password
12. Once all the settings are configured, click the Save button
13. Navigate back to the VPN tab and click Change adapter options listed below Related settings
14. You will be redirected to the Network Connections. Find the IKEv2 VPN connection you established and right click it. Select Properties >> Networking >> IPv4 >> Properties >> Advanced and put the check mark next to Use default gateway on remote network
15. Click OK and close the Network Connections window
16. Click the Connect button to establish the IKEv2 VPN connection from your VPN settings window