How to Create and Connect to a VPN Profile in Windows 10

A VPN also is known as the virtual private network lets a computer accessing a public internet connection service attach to a private network; using a secure tunnel acting between the network and the machine. VPN helps in protecting the data from being tampered. One may use it to surf the internet privately or business-oriented solutions could allow employees to securely connect to a corporate network remotely.

While most modern-day VPN’s do come with a client built-in which can set up and configure VPN on windows in a single click, but however if one is using a Windows 10 S mode or the service provider doesn’t offer a client; In this post, I will guide you on How to Create and Connect to a VPN Profile in Windows 10.

Create and Connect to a VPN Profile in Windows 10

Create and Configure VPN Profile Windows 10

Wondering how to create a VPN profile, connect to it, disconnect and completely remove it? Here’s how:

  1. Create VPN Profile
  2. Connect/Disconnect to VPN
  3. Remove VPN Profile

Starting with creating a profile and then moving on to connecting or disconnecting and then finally removing it completely.

1] Create a VPN Profile

Add VPN connection Windows 10

Before moving on to creating a VPN profile, make sure to keep all the necessary information ready such as the VPN type, server name, credentials to complete the process with ease.

  • Open the Settings Panel in Windows 10 (Win + I)
  • Navigate to Settings  > Network & Internet  > VPN
  • Under VPN, choose the Add a New VPN Connection button.
    • Here, under the text box right next to VPN provider, choose Windows (built-in).
    • In the Connection Name text box, choose and enter a name you’ll remember (for example, VPN Home 1). This would be assigned as the VPN connection name next time you connect.Add VPN Connection
    • Next, in the Server name or address text box, type in the address for the VPN server that you would have obtained from the provider.
    • While choosing the VPN type, make sure to select the exact same option which your VPN provider uses. It could be obtained from the provider itself.
    • Lastly, under the Type of sign-in info, choose the type of sign-in info, this is usually a username and password, or an OTP (one-time-password), a certificate, or a smart card if connecting to a VPN network for work usage. Next, enter the username and password in the respective boxes.
  • Now, click on the Save button to save the newly created VPN profile.

With that saved, now let us move on to connecting to the VPN profile.

2] Connect to a VPN Profile

Connect VPN Profile Windows 10

Connecting or disconnecting to a VPN is as simple as making just a couple of clicks using the mouse. Here’s how:

  • Open the Settings Panel in Windows 10 (Win + I)
  • Navigate to Settings  > Network & Internet  > VPN
  • Under VPN, you’ll find the name of the VPN Profile you have created previously. Click on that and choose the Connect button to connect to the profile.
  • Similarly, to disconnect from a VPN, choose the VPN Profile name and click on the Disconnect button to disconnect from the VPN Profile

With that, you can easily connect or disconnect a VPN. Additionally, it could also be done using the Wi-Fi shortcut menu using the Taskbar.

3] Remove a VPN Profile Completely

Switched from a VPN provider to another? Would like to remove the old connection completely from your PC? Here’s how to do so:

  • Open the Settings Panel in Windows 10 (Win + I)
  • Navigate to Settings  > Network & Internet  > VPN
  • Under VPN, you’ll find the name of the VPN Profile you have created previously. Click on that and choose the Remove button and you’re good to go.

With that, the VPN profile will be completely removed from your PC.

That said, How often do you switch between VPN service providers? Do let us know by dropping a comment down below.

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