How to connect your Windows 10 laptop to VPN

By: Elsie Otachi
4 minute read
VPN for laptop Windows 10

For various PC problems, we recommend to use this tool.

This tool will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Quickly fix PC issues and prevent others from happening with this software:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool with Patended Technologies
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues (requires upgrade).

When you want to connect your Windows 10 laptop to a VPN , there are a few things you need to do to get to that point.

Whether it’s for work purposes, or your own personal use, a VPN or virtual private network, gives you a more secure connection to your network and the Internet, like if you’re working from a public place.

In order to successfully connect your Windows 10 laptop to VPN, you need to have a VPN profile on your laptop, either by creating one by yourself, or setting up an office or work account so as to get a VPN profile from your workplace.

Before we dive in, check out this list of the best VPN software for Windows 10 – in case you haven’t decided yet which VPN to install on your laptop.


Many network issues are caused by malware, various scripts and bots. You can secure yourself by installing Cyberghost (77% flash sale), a leader in the VPN market (currently 50% on all plans). It protects your PC from attacks while browsing, masks your IP address and blocks all unwanted access.


How to create a VPN profile on your laptop in Windows 10

Here are the steps you can take to create a VPN profile on your laptop, if you don’t have one:

  • If the VPN profile you want to create is for your work account, check the VPN settings, or check for a VPN application within the intranet site in your workplace, or check with your company’s IT support person about it. However, if the VPN profile is for a VPN service you’re subscribed to for personal use, go to the Microsoft Store and check whether there’s an app for the VPN service, and then go to the VPN service website to see if the connection settings are listed therein.
  • Once you have either the VPN for work or VPN for personal account confirmed, click Start button
  • Select Settings

VPN for laptop Windows 10

  • Click Network & Internet

VPN for laptop Windows 10

  • Select VPN
  • Select Add a VPN connection

VPN for laptop Windows 10

  • Under Add a VPN connection, go to VPN provider

VPN for laptop Windows 10

  • Choose Windows (built-in)

VPN for laptop Windows 10

  • Go to Connection name box and type any name, for example My Personal VPN for the VPN connection profile. This is the same name you will look for when you want to connect in the Server name, or address box.

VPN for laptop Windows 10

  • Type the address for the VPN server

VPN for laptop Windows 10

  • Under VPN type, choose the VPN connection type you want to create. This means you need to know which type your company or VPN service uses

VPN for laptop Windows 10

  • Under Type of sign-in info, choose the type of sign-in info or credentials to use, such as username and password, certificate, one-time password, or smart card used to connect to a VPN for work. Type your username and password in the boxes.

VPN for laptop Windows 10

  • Select Save
  • If you want to edit the VPN connection information, or additional settings specifications like proxy settings, choose the VPN connection then click Advanced options

ALSO READ: Best VPN without bandwidth limit: A CyberGhost Review

How to connect your Windows 10 laptop to VPN

Now that you’ve created a VPN profile for a work account or personal use, you are all set and ready to connect to a VPN.

Here are the steps you can take to connect to the VPN:

  • Go to the right hand side of the taskbar
  • Select Network icon (with the Wi-Fi symbol)
  • Select the VPN connection you want to use
  • Based on what happens when you select the VPN, either select Connect (if the connect button is displayed under the VPN connection) or, if VPN in Settings opens, select the VPN connection from there and then click Connect
  • Type your username and password (or other sign-in credentials) if prompted to

Once you’re connected, you will see the VPN connection name displayed with the word Connected under it. If you want to see whether you’re connected, select Network icon, and then check if the VPN connection displays the word Connected under it.

Have you managed to connect to a VPN for laptop Windows 10 after following the steps described above? If so, share with us your experience.

We also compiled a guide on how to fix VPN connection issues, just in case you can’t connect to VPN.

If you’re not able, let us know what happens when you try these steps by leaving a comment in the section below.

RELATED STORIES TO CHECK OUT:

Next up

These features are out for good with Windows 10 version 1809

iamsovy@gmail.com' By: Sovan Mandal
2 minute read

Microsoft is all set to launch its next big update, Windows 10 version 1809 in October. While that should be a nice piece of news […]

Continue Reading

Windows 10 18H2 builds no longer receive new features

By: Matthew Adams
3 minute read

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (otherwise 18H2) rollout might now be two to three weeks away. For the last few months, new build previews […]

Continue Reading

Windows 7 KB4457139 makes it easier to upgrade to Windows 10

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Microsoft released a new Windows 7 update to the general public. Update KB4457139 is actually a preview of the upcoming monthly rollup update and allows users […]

Continue Reading

Discussions