A Virtual Private Network is a connection method used to add security and privacy to private and public networks. For instance, like WiFi Hotspots and the Internet. Corporations use Virtual Private Networks to protect sensitive data. Today, VPNs are getting very popular even on an individual level thanks to the added layer of security and anonymity it adds to your browsing.
Windows 10 also supports the setting up of VPNs and the best part is that it is very easy to accomplish. In this tutorial, we will show you the different ways in which you can set up a VPN on Windows 10.
Method 1. Using The Built-In VPN Settings
Step 1. Head to the Microsoft Store by click on the Store icon on the Taskbar or searching for the Microsoft Store in the Cortana Search bar.
Step 2. In the Microsoft store, search for a VPN service application.
Step 3. Before Installing any VPN application, make sure you head to the corresponding website of the VPN service and check whether or not the connection settings are listed. This makes the setup process easier.
Step 4. If everything is in order, we can start setting up the VPN.
Step 5. In the Cortana search bar, search for the term ‘VPN’.
Step 6. Once you see the ‘VPN Settings’ option in the search results, click on it.
Step 7. In the VPN settings, click on the ‘Add a VPN Connection’ option.
Step 8. In the new window, make the following settings
? For VPN provider, pick out Windows (built-in).
? In the Connection title box, enter an identity you will apprehend (for example, My Personal VPN).
? This is the VPN connection identify you will seem to be for when connecting.
? In the Server title or tackle box, enter the tackle for the VPN server.
? For VPN type, select the kind of VPN connection you desire to create.
? You’ll want to recognize which sort of VPN connection your employer or VPN carrier uses
For Type of sign-in info, pick the kind of sign-in data (or credentials) to use. This may be a username and password, a one-time password, a certificate, or a clever card if you’re connecting to a VPN for work. Enter your username and password in the respective containers (if required), now when you are done, click save.
Method 2. Using the Windscribe VPN Browser Extensions
This method is easier and most people find this better than manually setting up a VPN on their system. Here, we will make use of the Windscribe VPN browser extension on Chrome browser
Step 1. Open the Chrome Browser on your Desktop/Laptop.
Step 2. In the URL bar, type in https://chrome.google.com/webstore/
Step 3. In the search bar, type in Windscribe VPN.
Step 4. Next to the Windscribe VPN browser extension, click on the ‘Add to Chrome’ button.
Step 5. The extension button will now appear on the browser taskbar, and you can use the Windscribe extension anytime with the click of the button.
This is how you can set up a VPN in Windows 10.