The following instructions outline the setup process for IPsec IKEv2 connections on Windows 8

1. Click Win+R on your keyboard, type "control panel" in opened window, and hit enter

2. Click "Network and Internet"

3. Click "Network and Sharing Center"

4. Click "Set up a new connection or network" 

5. Select "Connect to a workplace" and click "Next"

6. Select "Use my Internet connection (VPN)"

7. Enter the following and click "Create"

Internet address: Enter the PPTP or L2TP server address of the location/server that you wish to connect to from our server list

Destination name: Enter a name for the connection you are adding, i.e. BoxPN

☑ Remember my credentials

8.  In the menu bar you will see your created connection:

9. Go back to Control Panel → Network and Internet  Network and Sharing Center and click "Change adapter settings"

10. Right-click on your VPN connection and select "Properties"

11. Open "Security" tab, select the following and click "OK"

Type of VPN: IKEv2

Data encryption: Maximum strength encryption(disconnect if server declines)


TICK: Use Extensible Authentication Protocol(EAP) and select "Microsoft: Secured password(EAP-MSCHAP v2) (encryption enabled)"

12. Right-click on your VPN connection and select "Connect"

13. In the menu bar, choose the connection, and click "Connect"

14. Enter the following and click "OK"

  • Username: Enter your BoxPN user name
  • Password: Enter your BoxPN password 

15. First connection usually takes no more than a one minute. After connection you should see the VPN connection is successful:

All of your online activities are now 100% secure and anonymous while connected to BoxPN. 


If you have any questions, or experience any issues while installing & setting up your Windows device to connect to the BoxPN VPN servers, please contact our Support Team anytime.