How to configure a VPN manually under Windows 10

Most of the leading VPN services are beautiful because they have an intuitive Windows 10 app that makes setting up a link as easy as clicking a huge green button that says connect. However, whether you are running Windows 10 in secure mode and are unable to install apps from outside the Store, if you are using a VPN without a client, you can also manually set up a VPN. This is extremely crucial considering that many people move to work from home and need a VPN. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to configure a VPN manually under Windows 10.

Configure a VPN manually under Windows 10

To configure a VPN manually under Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Settings in the search box and then click the Settings option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Settings option, the Windows Settings will appear as follows.

Click the Network & Internet option from the Windows Settings screen as highlighted in the above image. After that, the following screen will appear.

As you can see that the screen is divided into two parts. Choose the VPN option from the left side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. It will show the following options on the screen.

Click the Add a VPN connection option as highlighted in the above image. This will show the following dialogue box on your screen.

Choose the Windows (built-in) choice from the VPN provider drop down. Then type the Connection name and Server name or address as the following image is showing.

Then choose a VPN type from the drop down as the following image is showing.

Choose the Type of sign-in info from a drop down as the following image is showing. Choose the option depending on your VPN provider.

Now click the Save button to configure the selected VPN as the following image is showing.

As you click the Save button, the following screen will appear in front of you.

Click the configured VPN and it will show the buttons. Click the Connect button to connect with VPN as highlighted in the above image. As you click the Connect button, it will show the following dialogue box.

Type User name and Password in the highlighted fields and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. You will be connected to the VPN.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to configure a VPN manually under Windows 10.

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