Setting Up A Vpn Server On Windows 10 In 8 Steps


It can be useful to Create a vpn‌ server if you want to connect to a home network, if you want to play lan games, or if you want to secure your web browser on public cafe wi-fi. These are some of the countless reasons why you should consider using a vpn. Windows has the potential to host vpn servers. Windows does this by using a point-to-point tunneling protocol, pptp for short. We will show you how to find it on your computer and create the vpn server. If you are using windows 7, 8, or 10 then you do not need to worry, the steps that we are going to show you for Setting up vpn server on windows 10 will work for all of them.

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You don't need to worry if you have never done anything like this on your computer before. We will break down the process into steps so that it is easier to understand.

8 Steps To Setup A VPN Server On Windows 10

Step 1 – open “network connections”

First you must open “network connections”, this is a window, click on the start windows icon in the bottom left corner of the screen and type these letters “ncpa.cpl”. Press enter.

Step 2 - select “new incoming connection”

Once you have opened “network connections” press alt on the keyboard. This will show a full menu. Now click on the “file” menu. Now select “new incoming connection”.

Step 3 - select user accounts

Now select user accounts, the ones which could connect remotely. If you want you can level up your security, you can go ahead and create your new account. This will not allow users that log onto your VPN to log on from a primary account. You can easily do that just by clicking a button that says, “add someone”. Remember that whatever you may choose you need to ensure the account that you select has a tough password. We don’t want people hacking our system. After you select your user click “next”.

Step 4 - tick the “through the internet” box

Tick the “through the internet” box. This will allow VPN connections to establish. There will be nothing else on this window other than this option. Now click “next”. If you have dial-up hardware installed, then you can also allow any incoming connection through the old dial-up modem.

Step 5 - select networking protocols

Go ahead and select networking protocols which need to be active for any incoming connections. If you don't want a user connected to your VPN to have permission to access printers or files on the local network, then just untick the option and you are all good to go.

Step 6 – allow access

Next, click on the button that says, “allow access”.

Step 7 - windows will now configure access

Windows will now configure access for user accounts that you choose earlier. This process may take up to a couple of seconds.

Step 8 - the VPN server on your system is now active

The VPN server on your system is now active. It is enabled to take any requests for incoming connections. If in the future you wish to disable this VPN server just go back to the “network connections”.

If you are unsure how to get there simply repeat step 1 of the Setting up vpn server on windows 10 steps - once you are in the window just delete “incoming connections” section.

Why Create A VPN Server On Windows 10?

The steps leading to Create a vpn‌ server on Windows 10 are pretty easy to follow if you are willing to configure your local computer installation in order to secure connections of other computers that are on the same local area network (LAN) as your laptop.

Make sure that the other computers or devices that are meant to secure their Internet connections are connecting to the World Wide Web through your computer, and not directly to thee connection. Otherwise, each individual device might need a VPN‌ connection, which you can also get from any provider and will get an individual IP address‌ secured for the device, that will be different per device if they are using various servers.

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Comments (1)

 2020-12-01  Grzegorz
Great article, Mr. Arkadiusz recommended it to me

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