Nowadays more and more people want to use a VPN connection due to its various advantages. However, a great many people are still confused about how to set up a VPN on their Windows 10 PC. Do you have the same question? Now you can read the post of MiniTool to get a full guide.

Advantages of Using a VPN Server

VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a service that can enable your computer to connect a private network. Private protection is the biggest advantage of a VPN. In addition, there are many other advantages.

  • It can protect your data better. Using a VPN connection can avoid some intrusive ads, avoid your bank account being locked, and etc.
  • You can browse web pages at super speed, especially when watching videos or movies.
  • VPN breaks the bypass censorship and country restrictions, which enables you to access the content with more freedom.

How to create a VPN server? How to set up a VPN on Windows 10? Please keep reading to get all the answers.

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How to Create a VPN Server on Windows 10 PC

In order to create a VPN server on your Windows PC, you need to open the Network Connections window first. Here’s how to do that.

Step 1. Press Win + R keys to call out the Run dialog box, and then type ncpa.cpl in the box and hit Enter.

type ncpa.cpl in the Run box

Step 2. In the Network Connections window, press the Alt key to display the full menus. Then click the File menu and select the New Incoming Connection option from the sub-menu.

select the New Incoming Connection option

Step 3. In all listed user accounts, select the account that can connect remotely and click the Next button.

Tip: You can also click the Add someone to create a new and limited user account if you want to increase security. Whatever user accounts you choose, you should make sure you have set up a strong password to avoid any attack.

select a user account and click Next

Step 4. Select the checkbox of Through the Internet to allow VPN connection over the Internet and click Next to go on.

check the box of Through the Internet

Step 5. Now, you can select a Network software that can access the incoming connections and click the Allow access button.

Tip: You can disable other options. For example, if you don’t want other people to connect your VPN to access the files and printers on your local network, you can uncheck the File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.

click Allow access

Step 6. Now Windows will access the user account that you chose automatically. After that, your VPN server should run as normal.

Next, let’s see how to setup a VPN on Windows 10 PC.

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How to Setup a VPN on Your Windows 10 PC

Before you setup VPN, please make sure what protocol you want to use. If you can download files from other places rather than the Store without using Windows 10 S Mode, you can download an OpenVPN config. If not, you can try using the most secure protocol available.

Now, follow the steps below to set up a VPN on Windows 10 PC.

Step 1. Press Win + I keys to open the Settings window.

Step 2. Navigate to Network & Internet section, and then click VPN on the left pane and click the Add a VPN connection on the right pane.

click the Add a VPN connection

Step 3. In the pop-up window, click the drop-down menu below VPN provider and select the Windows (built-in).

Step 4. Click the Connection name area, and enter the name of the VPN connection. Similarly, type the Server address that you can find in your VPN account.

add the VPN provider and type its name and address

Step 5. Then click the drop-down menu below VPN type and choose a connection protocol based on your needs.

Step 6. Click the drop-down menu below the Type of sign-in info and click the sign-in method that depends on your VPN provider.

select the VPN type and sign-in method

Step 7. After finishing the above steps, click on the Save button.

Step 8. In the VPN section, double click the VPN that you just set up and click Connect.

click Connect

How to setup a VPN on Windows PC? The full guide has been told to you, and now it’s your turn to have a try.

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