How to add and connect to a VPN on Windows 10

Step 1: Settings First, you'll need to access settings. Just right-click the Start Menu on the bottom left and click "Settings."

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Once there, click "Network & Internet" and then click "VPN". From there, you'll find "Add a VPN connection."

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Step 2: Add a VPN Click "Add a VPN connection", which will open a pop-up menu. From here, click the "VPN provider" drop-down menu and click "Windows (built-in)."

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Click the "Connection name" field. This is where you can type a name for your VPN. You can make it easy on yourself by calling it the same as your VPN Service, or something familiar to you.

Then, click the "Server name and address" field. This is where the VPN server's address will come in handy. You will need a public IP address or dynamic DNS address. Drop the address in here.

Click the "VPN type" drop-down menu to select a connection protocol. These are different methods a VPN connects.

Once done, click the "Type of sign-in info". Depending on the sign-in method of your VPN service, this may change. However, if you signed up using a Username and Password, that will most likely be the option for you.

Click "Save."

Step 3: Connection You've added the VPN! The VPN you set up should now be listed under "Add a VPN connection.' Click on it.

Then click 'Connect.' If you added a Username and Password, you'll have to enter those in order to successfully connect.

Presto. You've now set up a VPN manually.

enter image description here You'll be able to select and connect to the VPN by heading to the "Network" icon on the bottom right corner of the Task Bar.

Select the VPN network you want to connect to, and either select the "Connect" button displayed or select the VPN connection in the VPN section in "Settings" if it pops up.

You will also be asked to enter your username and password or other sign-in information if this security method is used.

How to remove a VPN on Windows 10

Looking to get rid of a VPN you added? It's a simple job. Head back to "VPN" in "Settings", and click on the VPN you want to get rid of.

Switch on "Disconnect" if it's connected. Then, click on "Remove", and "Remove" again to confirm. Simple as that.