Windows 10 makes it really easy to setup a VPN Connection and nowadays with governments snooping on everything we do, it makes good sense to have one already setup and ready to go. You will be able to switch the VPN connection on or off with a few clicks so it’s very easy.
Watch the video above or follow the text guide below.
How to Setup a VPN Connection on Windows 10
- Please make sure you have all your VPN service provider info on hand before starting this guide (server address, VPN type, username, password)
- Click on the Start Menu button bottom-left
- Now click on the Settings menu item
- Then click the Network & Internet icon
- Now click on the VPN menu item
- Click + Add a VPN connection
- Now enter your details as follows…
- VPN provider: Windows (built-in)
- Connection Name: [enter a descriptive name like MyVPN]
- Server name or address: [enter your VPN service URL, like vpn.btguard.com]
- VPN type: [choose a VPN type that your VPN provider supports like PPTP]
- Type of sign-in info: User name and password
- User name: [enter your VPN username, like RichieRich222]
- Password: [enter your VPN password, like abcde123456]
- Check the Remember my sign-in info checkbox
- Now click Save
- (you can also see the image further below)
- You should now see your new connection in the VPN settings window
- To connect, click on your VPN connection, then click the Connect button
- Windows will now attempt to connect and give you either a success or failure notice
- If you see a failure notice, double check all settings (particularly VPN type) and try again.
- All done!