Connect with us

How to Set up VPN Connection on Windows 10


Tutorial

How to Set up VPN Connection on Windows 10

If you are not able to access some websites in your country or if they are blocked, the best option is to try a VPN connection. A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across public networks like the Internet. It enables a host computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if they were an integral part of the private network with all the functionality, security and management policies of the private network.

Similar to previous versions of Windows, you can set up a VPN connection on Windows 10 as well. To do this, open the settings menu and then navigate to Network and Internet and select the VPN.

Add a vpn windows 10

Here you can see an option “Add a VPN connection”, click this and you can a pop up asking for the VPN details.

VPN confirguration

Here select the following details:

  • VPN Provider- Default Windows (Built-in)
  • Connection name: This is the name used to identify the VPN, you can give any name.
  • Server name or address: This is provided by the VPN company and they might be having multiple locations, enter any of the server locations of the service provider.
  • VPN Type: Automatic
  • Type of Sing-in info: If it is a free connection without any user name or password, you can leave rest of the boxes blank. If it has a user name and password, use it in the boxes below. There is also option to use smart card.

Now click the save button. You will see the new VPN connection is saved and is listed under the connections.

configured VPN

Now to connect, click on the connection and you can see the option to connect. This will validate the VPN with the server and check your credential and then log in.

connect to VPN

Once you have logged in, you will be able to see the VPN connected in the network option in the taskbar.

connected

Now you can start browsing and access the websites blocked using the VPN on Windows 10.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at nirmal@nirmaltv.com. You can find Nirmal on , and .

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More in Tutorial

Recent Articles

Advertisement

Trending Articles

Latest in Windows 10

Subscribe to YouTube Channel

Like Us on Facebook

Sponsors

sponsors
To Top