How to Connect to a VPN in Windows 10

Want a more secure Internet connection on your Windows 10 PC? You could use VPN to do so. Here is a guide will walk you through how to connect to a VPN in Windows 10.


What Is VPN?

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are point-to-point network connections on the Internet. A VPN client adopts either TCP/IP or UDP (User Datagram Protocol) protocols (so-called tunneling protocols) to make a virtual call to a virtual port on a VPN server.

Connect to a VPN in Windows 10

You could use Settings to connect to a VPN in Windows 10, you need to create a VPN profile first. Take the following steps:

Step 1. Click the “Start” button, and select “Settings”

Step 2. Select “Network & Internet”, and then “VPN”

Step 3. Click “Add a VPN connection”


(1) Select “Windows (built-in)” for VPN provider. In the Connection name box, type a VPN connection name and the VPN server address.

(2) Select the type of VPN connection for “VPN type”.

(3) Select the type of sign-in info (or credentials) to use for Type of sign-in info. Type an user name and password in the respective boxes.

Step 4. Click “Save”.

If you need to edit the VPN connection info or specify additional settings, such as the proxy settings to use for the VPN connection, choose the VPN connection and then select Advanced options.

Step 5. After the VPN profile has been created, select the Network icon on the bottom right.

Step 6. Select the VPN connection name, select “Connect”.

Once your Windows 10 PC is connected to the VPN, the VPN connection name will display Connected underneath it.

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