Astrill Setup Manual:How to configure IKEv2 IPSEC with Windows built-in client on Windows 8
Attention! IKEv2/IPSEC protocol won't be supported by Astrill after 1st January, 2021.
Go to Control Panel and select Network and Sharing Center. Then click on 'Set up a new connection or network'
Select 'Connect to a workplace' and click Next
Select Use my Internet connection (VPN).
In Internet Address, input the preferred Server Address, for e.g. as GST.ASTRILL.NET. i
In Destination Name you can provide any preferred label/name of the connection then click on 'Create'.
Then go to the connection's properties; Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings and right click on the particular connection to select its Properties.
Within its properties, navigate to Security Tab and change the 'Type of VPN : IKEv2'
Under Authentication, select Use Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) option and press OK to save the settings.
Then click on Network icon within windows taskbar and select the connection and click on 'Connect' button.
You need to then input your Astrill account's login credentials.
You can verify that the VPN is connected from Network connections list and also check for the IP change from Astrill Check My IP Page.
for China users, use this link: https://astrill-china.com/what-is-my-ip
In case, if you face following error:
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to following directory> Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections
Step 2: Right click on IKEv2 network and select Properties
Step 3: Go to Security tab
Step 4: Click on drop-down menu of Data Encryption
Step 5: Select Maximum strength encryption and click OK
You are now connected to Astrill using IKEv2.