How to Setup a VPN Connection on Windows 10

Lets learn how to set up a virtual private network (VPN), Through a virtual private network (VPN) users are able to access resources on remote networks, such as files, printers, databases, or internal websites.

VPN allow remote users get the impression of being directly connected to the a network.

Video Tutorial:

Setup Virtual Private Network on Windows 10:

1. Right click Network and select Properties from the context menu.


2. On the Left pane, click on Change adapter settings.


3. Press Alt  key on the key board and Click on file from the menu, select New Incoming Connection…


4. Place a check mark on the user who you’d like to give access to this computer via virtual private network, you can configure a new account by clicking on Add someone… button. Click on Next.


5. Place a check mark on Through the Internet. Click on Next.


6. Select the protocols you want to enable for this connection, then click on Properties button to manually Specify IP addresses, then enter a range of IP address that is not and will not be used on your LAN and click OK, then click on Allow access.


7. Take note of the Computer name as this will be used by the client to connect to this computer. Click on Close.


8. You will now have the Incoming Connections icon in Network Connections. Your computer is now ready to accept incoming VPN connections.


Configure your firewall to allow access to TCP port 1723 to allow incoming Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) connection for VPN.

Configure The Router for Incoming VPN

Router Configuration: Enable PPTP and Generic Route Encapsulation (GRE) on the Router. Depending on the type of router, you need to either enable PPTP or create a port forward to port 1723.

If you’re router has an additional setting for PPTP or VPN, make sure it’s enabled. It’s usually called a “pass-through” setting (i.e. PPTP pass-through or VPN pass-through)

Configure the Client

The following are the steps for configuring Outgoing VPN Connection in Windows 7

1. Right click Network and select Properties from the context menu.


2. Click on Set up a new connection or network.


3. Select Connect to a workplace then click on Next.


4. Select Use my Internet connection (VPN).


5. Type the VPN Server IP address you are connecting to and connection name in the Destination name field. Click Create button.


6. Once the connection has been created, let’s connect to the VPN Server. Go to Start, then Settings.


7. Select Network & Internet.


8. Select VPN from the left pane, then Connect from the VPN connection on the right. You might be prompted to enter a user name and password of the VPN user you selected at the beginning of the process.


Done!! to access shared files configured on the server or other PCs try the UNC Path Names








I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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2 Responses

  1. Mark says:

    Hi Miguel,
    Nobody could explain VPN this simple, easy, useful and convenient. A million thanks.

  2. Franco says:

    Thank you