How To Set Up a VPN Connection in Windows 10

How To Set Up a VPN Connection in Windows 10

There are a number of reasons you may want to set up and configure a VPN connection. A VPN connection can make your network more secure and combine multiple remote computers into a virtual local network over the Internet.


Virtual private networks (VPNs) are point-to-point connections across a private or public network, such as the Internet. A VPN client uses special TCP/IP or UDP-based protocols, called tunneling protocols, to make a virtual call to a virtual port on a VPN server. In a typical VPN deployment, a client initiates a virtual point-to-point connection to a remote access server over the Internet. The remote access server answers the call, authenticates the caller, and transfers data between the VPN client and the organization's private network.

Vpn Connection

There are many options for VPN clients. In Windows 10, the built-in VPN functionality and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) VPN plug-in are built on top of the Windows VPN platform.

To set up a VPN connection in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Open the Settings app. Windows 10 Creators Update Settings 15019
  2. Go to Click Network & Internet -> VPN.VPN Settings Windows 10
  3. On the right, click Add a VPN connection.Add VPN Connection Button Windows 10
  4. On the next page, select a provider in the VPN provider drop down list. If you can't find your provider in the list or you need to set up a manual connection, select the item Windows (built-in)New VPN Connection Wizard Windows 10
  5. Now, fill in the Connection name box.VPN Connection Name Windows 10
  6. Specify the value in Server name or address if required for your provider. It is a mandatory parameter if it's a manual connection type.VPN Connection Address Windows 10
  7. Specify the VPN type value (protocol). You can leave it as "Automatic". It will work for most of the cases.VPN Connection Type Windows 10
  8. You might need to set a user name and password if required by your VPN provider.VPN User Name Windows 10

Now, you can connect to the VPN that you just set up. Select it in the connection list as shown below:

VPN Connection List Windows 10

VPN Connection Selected Windows 10Click on the Connect button and you are done.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

2 thoughts on “How To Set Up a VPN Connection in Windows 10”

  1. Great tips and very easy to understand. This will definitely be very useful for me when I get a chance to start my blog.

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