Step 1: Click on the Cortana search bar or button on the taskbar and type VPN.

Step 2: The top choice should be Change virtual private networks (VPN). Alternatively, open the Settings app and go to Network & Internet > VPN.


Windows 10’s built-in VPN client settings.

Step 3: At the top of the VPN screen in the Settings app, click Add a VPN connection.


Windows 10’s built-in VPN client configuration window.

Step 4: In the screen that appears, enter the details for your VPN connection. Under “VPN provider” click on the drop-down menu, and select Windows (built-in). This will also change “VPN type” to Automatic, which would be L2TP with Pre-SharedKey, depending on the setup, and “Type of sign-in info” to User name and password.

Step 5: Next fill out the “Connection name” and “Server name or address.” These vary based on your VPN provider—whether a third-party service or an employer or VPN service that supports various connection types such as IKEv2, L2TP, and PPTP.