Windows 10 VPN Client Configuration



This Guide assumes you are setting up Windows 10 VPN Client configurations for the first time. Steps may vary slightly.


  • :unlock: Local System Admin Access
  • Internet Connection (Cellular, Wi-Fi, or Wired)
  • Server Address ( FQDN or Server IP )
  • Account Name ( Email , Username , or Directory Username )
  • Password (Unique to your Account )
  • Shared Secret (Unique to VPN Server )

Open Start Menu > Search “VPN” > Click Change virtual private networks (VPN)

From the VPN settings page, click Add a VPN connection .

In the Add a VPN connection dialog:

  • Set the VPN provider to Windows (built-in)
  • Provide a Connection name for the VPN connection
  • Enter the Server Address for the Server name or address
  • Select L2TP/IPsec with pre-shared key for the VPN type
  • Enter your Account Name as User name
  • Enter your Password as Password

After the VPN connection has been created, click Change adapter options under Related settings .

Right click on the VPN Connection from the list of adapters and click Properties .

In the Security tab, select " Require encryption (disconnect if sever declines) " under Data encryption .

Then, select Allow these protocols under Authentication . From the list of protocols, check " Unencrypted password (PAP) ", and uncheck all other options.

Despite the name “Unencrypted PAP”, the client’s password is sent encrypted over an IPsec tunnel between the client device and the MX. The password is fully secure and never sent in clear text over either the WAN or the LAN.

Click on " Advanced settings "

In Advanced Properties dialog box, choose " Use preshared key for authentication " and enter the Shared Secret


Back at the Network Connections window, right-click on the VPN connection and click Connect / Disconnect .

Find your VPN profile and click Connect .

Enter your user name and password.

Click OK.