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How to setup a VPN (Virtual Private Network)

This is a very interesting topic which I going to discuss today. How to Setup VPN in your computer or windows. The craze of hacker’s increase day by day, so it’s very important to run in a secure server when we work on the Internet. OS for this reason we all have to know about VPN and how it’s use. It will help us to get protected from spying on the internet (I recommend 60%).

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A virtual private network (VPN) is a technology that provides a secure and encrypted connection to less secure networks such as the Internet. The VPN technology has been improved to allow remote users and branch offices to safely access corporate applications and other resources. To ensure security, travel the data through secure tunnels and VPN users must use authentication methods – passwords, tokens, and other unique identification methods – to access VPN.

VPN protocols

There are several different protocols used to secure and encrypt users and corporate data:

  • IP security (IPsec)
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS)
  • Point-To-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
  • Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
  • OpenVPN

Step-by-Step: How to set up a VPN in Windows 7

Step 1: Click the Start button. In the search bar, type VPN and then select Set Up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.

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Step 2:Enter the IP address or domain name of the server to which you want to connect. If you’re connecting to a work network, your IT administrator can provide the best address.

Step 3:If you want to set up the connection, but not connect, selectDon’t connect now; otherwise, leave it blank and click Next.

Step 4:On this next screen you can keep your username and password, or leave it blank. You will be requesting it for real connection again. Click Connect.

Step 5:To connect, click on the Windows network logo on the lower-right part of your screen; then select Connect under “VPN Connection.”

Step 6:In the “Connect VPN Connection” box, enter the appropriate domain and your login credentials; then clickConnect.

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Step 7:If you can not connect, the problem may be due to server configuration. (There are several types of VPNs.) Contact your network administrator to see what kind of usage – such as PPTP, on the “Connect to VPN Connection” screen, select Properties.

Step 8:Navigate to the Security tab and select the specific “VPN type” from the drop-down list. You can also choose to include the Windows login domain under the Options tab. Then click OK and connect.

It takes a small job, but using a Windows built-in client, a VPN set up is relatively quick and as a user, it is a helpful skill.

Step by step: How to setupVPN in Windows 10

Set up VPN in Windows 10 is also very easy. Just follow a few steps and you can easily do it.

Step 1: At first, click onthe Cortana search bar or button on the taskbar and typeVPN.Setup VPN

[Alternativly you can go to Settings app > then click on Network & Internet > click on VPN. ]

Step 2:In the Settings app, click Add a VPN connection at the top of the VPN screen.Setup VPN

Step 3:On the displayed screen, enter details for your VPN connection. Click the drop-down menu under “VPN Providers” and select Windows (built-in). It will automatically change the “VPN type” and “sign in information type” in the username and password.Setup VPN

Step 4:Next, fill in “connection name” and “server name or address“. It depends on your VPN provider-whether it is a third-party service or employer. For this example, we are using Ace VPN, a clientless VPN service that supports various connection types like IKEv2, L2TP, and PPTP.

Step 5:Scroll through this screen and you will see a spot to enter your username and password for the VPN provided by your VPN services. After entering the information, click Save and close the Settings app.

Step 6:Click the Wi-Fi icon in the system tray on your taskbar and select your newly created VPN connection, which should be at the top of the list. It must start connecting automatically, and if all is well then the connection process will be relatively fast.

For IKEv2 setup VPN

The above process works for simple VPN connections such as PPTP and L2TP, but if you want to use IKEV2, you must install a root certificate from your VPN provider. Remember that each service does not support IKEv2, depending on your VPN service provider or employer using this method.

However, how does this work in Windows 10?

  • First, download your VPN provider’s IKEv2 certificate on your desktop or anywhere else convenient. Next, double click on the certificate file and a security alert pop-up. Click Open.
  • In the next window that opens. > Click on Install Certificates.
  • We’ve reached the Certificate Import Wizard now. Select the radio button on the local machine and click next.Setup VPN
  • On the next screen, select the radio button labeled Place all certificates of the following store and make sure to click Browse.
  • A small window opens with a folder window. Select trusted root certification authority and then click OK. Now we’re back to the Certificate Import Wizard window. Click here from next.
  • A small window opens with a folder window. Select Trusted Root Certification Authorities and then click OK. Now we’re back to the Certificate Import Wizard window. Click here from next.
  • The hard part is finished. Finish the next screen and then click OK in the small window.

Now that the certificate is installed, we can set up the IKEv2 VPN using the step-by-step instructions. Just select “IKEv2” under “VPN type” and then make sure to use the server name, address and user name and password provided by your service provider.

Once you are connected to VPN, check that your VPN is working by visiting You should see different DNS servers than your IP address and your non-VPN status. If you do not, then there are possible reasons why we can not go here. Check out your VPN’s support service with the best bet on your company’s IP division.

Note for you if you use it as a starter

⇒ However, an easy and common solution for IKEv2 issues, right-click your Wi-Fi or Ethernet icon in the system tray and select Open Network and Sharing Center from the context menu.

⇒When the control panel opens, change the adapter settings on the left side, then right-click on your VPN connection and go to Properties> Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4)> Properties> Advanced …> IP Settings. Check “Use the default gateway on remote network” and click OK. Close all windows and try again.


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  1. Harish Kumar

    ohhh.. Thanks for the Information. I have been Looking for this!

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