How to set up a VPN?

VPN (virtual private network) technology offers access to your network when you are not at your office. You can use the internet to reach out to your shared resources. It uses the secure tunnel between a machine and network to forge a union between a public and a private network.

VPN is largely used by third-party software of generic nature or a custom software. There are cases when VPNs don’t give out their own clients or use a protocol unsupported by the VPN client. In such cases, Built-in VPN client by Microsoft is suggested for use. If you have limited number of users, you do not need to endorse a costly VPN server.

Setting up VPN for Windows 10:

  • You need to type VPN on the taskbar’s button.
  • Get into Settings and then move to Network and Internet and choose VPN.
  • Once you see the VPN screen, add the option of VPN connection.
  • Put in all the details of the VPN connection. Use the drop-down menu under the VPN provider and choose the Built-in Windows option. Once done, the VPN changes to Automatic. Next, you should add the User Name and Password.
  • Connection or Server Name appear next. Choice of VPN provider will determine exactly in what form they appear.
  • Your VPN service offers you your Username and Password and suggests you the spot where you need to type them. You just need to do the needful and then click on the Save button. Once done, you can bid adieu to your Settings app.
  • .Next, move on to your taskbar’s system tray and click on the icon of wi-fi. You will be asked to select the VPN connection you have nominated recently. The connection will be on top of the list that comes up. This done, the process related to connection will be completed in no time.
  • What do you have on mind? Is it IKEv2 or something a lot more elementary, like, say, an L2TP or PPTP? You will require installing a root certificate if you are choosing anything other than the basic types.

How to minimize VPN traffic?

The internet traffic lodged with the VPN client goes through VPN and not the local internet. It is all good for a public connection like a wi-fi hotspot or a port. This said, if you are on a trusted network like your home, all you will manage to do is waste useful bandwidth. So what do you do to minimize the traffic moving through your VPN connection?

Choose Properties after right clicking on VPN Connection under the Network Connections. Next, move to Connect to the Network at the Workplace. Choose Next and move to Virtual Private Network Connection. Choose Next and then select the option, Do not Dial Initial Connection. You will then need to type in the Host Name and the Internet IP address. Click Next and then choose Finish.

Making connection with VPN

For Windows XP, you can make connection and disconnection by selecting Network Connections and then pressing right-click on the VPN Connection. For Vista, you just need to choose the Network Icon for the System Tray and then press on the option Connect To.