VPN (Virtual Private Network) is constantly growing importance and quite essential nowadays in order to be secure on the Internet. Most of us think VPN is something that is generally used by big companies. Absolutely not! Any company or an individual can use VPN to get protected from the malicious attacks on the Internet. In my previous post, I have explained about Simple steps for Windows 7 VPN Setup. And now in this post, I would be taking you through Simple steps for Windows 8 and Windows 10 VPN setup. But for those who are new to VPN, I refer you to have a look on ‘What is a VPN and its importance’. Once you are familiar with the concept of VPN then proceed with how to setup a VPN for Windows 8 / Windows 10.
Steps for Windows 8 VPN setup:
Follow these simple steps to setup VPN for Windows 8. Setting up Virtual Private Network in Windows 8 is hassle-free as it comes loaded along with the OS.
Step 1: Launch the VPN wizard by a single click on Windows 8 by just typing VPN in the search box as displayed in the image below.
Step 2: From the results obtained click on Set up a virtual private network ( VPN) connection.
Step 3: In the screen that appears, provide your IP address or Domain name of the VPN to which you want to connect. Contact your Network Administrator or Internet provider to get your IP address. After providing the details click Next.
Tip: One method to find your IP address is, in the search box type “cmd”. You will be directed to Comand Prompt window. In that type “ipconfig”, then just scroll below to see your IP address.
Step 4: As you finish the setup wizard, your Windows 8 VPN would be established. You can use this in order to connect the Internet. For that go home screen and in the search box type Networks. Now you can observe VPN connection under Networks.
This completes the procedure on how to setup a VPN Windows 8. And by now I hope you have also created your VPN network successfully. If you face any problem, kindly post it as a comment and I would try my best to help you out.
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Steps for Windows 10 VPN setup:
Step 1: Move the cursor on the network icon on the bottom right side of the screen and click on Network Settings.
Step 2: On the screen that appears, Scroll to VPN and then click on add a VPN connection.
Step 3: Here you need to enter your VPN details like the connection name and server name or address. If you don’t know server name or address, better get it from your Internet Provider or Network Administrator.
Step 4: If you want to have login and password for your VPN network then enter your Private Network account details as shown below. And you can see these details are optional.
Step 5: By this Windows 10 VPN setup gets complete. You can again go to Network Settings to verify it. And then use the created VPN for your Internet security by clicking on Connect option.
I have explained just the simple steps for Windows 10 VPN setup. Hope you have no problem in establishing VPN on Windows 10. If this article needs any improvement kindly post it in the comment as you will be helping others.