How To Setup VPN On Windows 10 Manually? – Step-By-Step Guide

Today all the VPN service providers offer you the easy to install and use VPN client software that takes care of all the VPN tasks to use the VPN services. It takes just a click of a button to get all the things done. But if you are using windows 10 in’ mode’, it will prohibit you to run any third-party software and the apps from the authorized Microsoft store can only be installed. Thus, now you have to configure the VPN server manually. In this discussion, we would help you to sort out the following issues related to setting up a VPN connection on Windows 10 manually.

  • How to use the built in vpn on windows 10?
  • How to turn vpn on windows 10 or how to connect vpn on windows 10?
  • how to add vpn shortcut on desktop with windows 10 ?
  • How to disable vpn on windows 10?

How to use the built-in VPN on windows 10?

This simply means to set up a VPN on windows 10 manually. First, you have to access the webpage of your VPN service provider to get the list of all the servers that are available for a VPN connection. You can also choose your VPN server from the list, depending upon your location. The details available on the webpage can vary with different service providers, but server location, address, and load are the basic details that are displayed on the webpage.

When you have subscribed to a VPN service, the provider will share the credentials such as username and password which would be required at the time of connection with the VPN server. Just get all these basic credentials and information in your hand and follow the recommended steps to get your VPN connection configured on windows 10:

  1. Click on the ‘Start’ button and then click on ‘Settings’.

  2. Go to the ‘Network and Internet’ and then click on the ‘VPN’.

  3. Click on ‘Add a VPN Connection’.

  4. Click on the ‘VPN provider’ dropdown menu and select ‘Windows (built-in)’.

  5. Next Click on the ‘Connection Name’ field and insert a suitable name for your VPN connection.

  6. Click on the ‘Server name or address’ field and type the server’s address.

  7. Next select a ‘Connection protocol’.

  8. Then click on the ‘Type of sign in info’ and select a sign in method depending on your VPN service provider.

  9. Finally Click on ‘Save’.

Now you have successfully configured and set upa VPN connection on your Windows 10 system.

How to connect vpn on windows 10?

After setting up a VPN on Windows 10 now we want to get connected to the VPN server. Simply follow the given steps to get connected to your VPN server and enjoy the services.

  1. Click on the ‘Start’ button and then click on ‘Settings’.

  2. Go to the ‘Network and Internet’ and then click on the ‘VPN’.

  3. Click the VPN displayed in the list, which you have just configured.

  4. Insert the credentials such as the username and password.

  5. Simply click on ‘Connect’.

If everything runs smoothly and properly you will notice that the VPN is connected and displayed on the task bar as well.

How to add vpn shortcut on desktop with Windows 10 ?

Simply follow these steps to create a desktop shortcut of your VPN connection on Windows 10.

  1. Go to the ‘Start’ and move to the control panel.

  2. Select ‘Network and Internet’ and navigate to ‘Network and sharing center ’.

  3. In ‘Network and sharing center’, click on the ‘Change adapter settings’ displayed on the right hand side of the window.

  4. Just find your VPN connection which would be displayed as an icon. Right click on your VPN icon and select ‘create shortcut’.

  5. After clicking on the create shortcut, a dialogue box will appear with a warning that tells that windows can create a shortcut here.

  6. Select the ‘Yes’ option and windows would create a shortcut for the VPN on your desktop.

How to disable VPN on windows 10?

Now if you want to disconnect or disable an already connected VPN connection, just follow the given steps:

  1. Go to the ‘settings and navigate to the ‘Network and internet’.

  2. Click on the ‘VPN’ option and select your VPN connection which you want to disable.

  3. Simply click on ‘Disconnect’.


Hope this article would be helpful for you in setting up a VPN connection on Windows 10. Apart from that it also addresses some of your common issues related to the VPN set up on windows 10 such as disabling or disconnecting a VPN connection, creating a desktop shortcut of VPN connection. You can also follow my other troubleshooting articles related to several articles.

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