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A VPN creates a private network stretches across a larger private network, e.g. the internet. A virtual private network provides its users with security when sending or receiving data through an insecure public network. Many Windows users use a VPN client/connection to:
- Bypass censorship and geo-restrictions imposed on certain applications.
- To stay anonymous on the internet by protecting personal location and identity.
However, most free VPN solutions are mostly having many limitations and hidden costs. In this step by step tutorial, you will learn how to set up a free VPN connection in Windows 10.
Click on the start button (Windows icon) on the taskbar then hit on the icon shown below to open Windows settings.
Under Windows Settings, you need to find and select ‘Network & Internet’ as illustrated below:
Select ‘VPN’ on the left panel as illustrated below. You now need to ‘Add a VPN connection’ by clicking on the plus button.
Click on the address below to access Vpnbook which offers free VPN services.
Navigate to ‘Free VPN’ at the top menu as shown in the image below. You now need to leave this browser tab open and go back to setting up the free VPN in Windows 10. Take note of the available VPN server names under ‘Free PPTP VPN.’ You need to identify the one closest to your location for a strong connection.
This step will help you fill out all the banks appropriately. The VPN provider should be set to ‘Windows (built-in)’ as shown below. The connection name can be any name you want. Set the VPN type to ‘Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP). Ensure the type of sign in info is username and password. Skip to Step 6 to get the user name and password.
The Vpnbook username and password can be seen on their website as shown below. You can copy the login credentials below:
User name: vpnbook
You now need to simply hit ‘connect’ to start using the new VPN set up.
You have successfully set up a free VPN in Windows 10. You can confirm your anonymity online by checking your IP address on the website below. Your IP should have changed
You now know how to set up a VPN in Windows 10 for free. It is important to note that this VPN connection may not be very effective in most cases. You should therefore not attempt any illegal activity on Vpnbooks’s network. Was this article useful for you? You can also check out our article on ‘The best VPN solutions in 2019′.