PFSense 2.2.4 + IPsec: What do do on Windows side?



  • Dear all,

    My pfSense router will be app. 300 KM far from me. I will access it through VPN channel. My primary VPN channel is OpenVPN. My secondary one (in case there is something wrong with OpenVPN) will be IPSec.

    I have configured IPsec in accordance to the documentation. Now I would like to test it from my Windows machine. Could you advise, please, how to connect to pfSense from Windows through IPSec channel?

    When I want to get connected, I get a prompt for username and password. However, I have entered none during IPSec 1 and 2 stage configuration. I therefore have no idea what credentials to use. If you know about good tutorial, that would help.

    Thank you many times.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You will need to provide much more information about your IPsec configuration, including which client you used or how you configured the native client.

    For Windows 8+, the doc wiki article on using IKEv2 with EAP-MSCHAPv2 is likely the best choice for using IPsec built into Windows. Be sure to follow the setup exactly.


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