How to Setup a VPN Connection on Windows 10.

Last updated on March 18th, 2019

In a previous article I mentioned the way to add a VPN Client connection on Windows 8, 7 or Vista. In this article I'll show to you the way to setup a VPN connection to your workplace on Windows 10.

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection, gives you the ability to access, in a secure way, your business computer and network resources from distance.

This tutorial contains detailed instructions, on how to setup a VPN client connection on Windows 10, in order to connect to your business workplace.

How to Add a VPN connection to your Workplace in Windows 10.

1. From Settings image click Network and Internet, OR, right click at the Network icon on the taskbar and choose Open Network & Internet settings.

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2. Click VPN on the left and then click + to Add a VPN connection.

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3. At the next screen, fill out the following information and click Save:

a. VPN provider: Select Windows (built-in).

b. Connection name: Type a friendly name for the VPN connection. (e.g.. "VPN_OFFICE")

c. Server name or address: Type the public IP address or the name of the VPN server.

d. VPN Type: Use the drop down arrow to select the type of the VPN connection that your company uses. {e.g. "Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)"}.

e. Type of sign-in info: Use the drop down arrow and select the authentication type for the VPN connection. (e.g. "User name and password").

f. User Name: Type your VPN user name if needed.

g. Password: Type your VPN password if needed.

h. Check the "Remember my sign-in info" checkbox, if you want to save your sign-in credentials for the VPN connection and then click Save

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4. Once you have created the VPN connection, you 're ready to connect to your workplace. To do that, select the new VPN connection and click Connect.

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To Modify the VPN Connection.

If you want to modify the VPN connection properties:

1. Click Advanced options

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2. Then click the Edit menu to update the VPN settings (server name, username, password, etc.) or specify the VPN proxy settings.

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Optional VPN Connection settings.

1. If you don't want to connect to VPN, while connected on a metered network or while roaming, turn off the related switches.

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2. If you want to be able to access the Internet, using your own local network, while you 're connected to VPN, then:

a. Under Related settings, choose Change adapter options.

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b. Right click on the VPN connection and choose Properties.

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c. At Networking tab, select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.

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d. Click Advanced.

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e. Uncheck the "Use default gateway on remote network" and click OK three (3) times to apply changes and close all windows.

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That's it! Let me know if this guide has helped you by leaving your comment about your experience. Please like and share this guide to help others.

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