VPNs are used for many purposes or I should say it has different use cases. The mainstream uses are known to us which is all about the accessing content from across the world, bypassing the ban your country may have imposed. But VPNs are beyond just about consuming content and have a lot of use cases in the corporate world as the security is of paramount importance there.
Speaking of security, even though the VPN services always provide applications that you can install on your PC and you are just a click away, there are always risks in the win32 applications or it can so happen that you don’t have the privilege to install any win32 application for whatever reasons. There is an alternative way to set up VPN without having to install the app from VPN service providers, thanks to Windows 10’s built-in VPN settings.
How to set up a VPN on Windows 10
- Go to Windows Settings app by pressing Win Key+I on your keyboard
- Click on Network and Internet to proceed further
- On the left side of your computer screen(hamburger menu), click on VPN
- Click on Add a VPN connection
- Now on the pop-up window, fill-up the required fields with all the correct information
1) Under the VPN Provider field select Windows (built-in)
2) Choose a connection name
3) Enter server name or address
4) Under the VPN type, select the type( you should always avoid Point to Point Tunneling Protocol as it is outdated and hence less secure)
5) Enter Username and password if you want
6) Tick the Remember my sign-in info box so that you don’t have to log in again and again
7) Save and you are ready to go
And now under the VPN section, you will see the VPN network which you have just created. Just click on that network name and then click on connect. Enjoy your VPN service!