Get a VPN account
Setting up a VPN on Windows 10 requires you having a VPN, no matter a paid VPN or a free VPN. Windows 10 supports VPN protocols include PPTP and L2TP/IPSec. So we choose FlyVPN, which offers these protocols and perform well with Windows 10. You can get a VPN through the follows methods:
- Use a free VPN trail accounts listed on FlyVPN's website.
- Register a VPN account. Take advantage of their free VPN trial programs (http://bit.ly/1J2yX0z, http://bit.ly/1QKvMNg) to get more free days. I have got about one year membership for free through the invitation code program.
- Subscribe their premium account during this Christmas VPN sale season.
Guide for setup a VPN Client for Windows 10
Once you have a VPN account, here is how you can set up a VPN connection in your Windows 10 device:
1. Download a free VPN Client.
2. Enter the VPN account.
3. Choose "auto" as VPN protocol. Tick "Enable IPSec for L2TP".
4. Connect to the server you need.
5. Click "connect".
Manual Setup a VPN on Windows 10 PC/laptop/mobile/tablet
I personally recommend use VPN Clients, it's more convenient. But if you don't like Client, read on the steps for manually setup VPN on Windows 10:
1. Click Start button in the bottom left corner of the screen, under the Places section, click Settings.
2. On the open Settings window, click the Network & Internet entry.
3. Select "VPN" from the left column. Click Add a VPN connection on the right side of the screen.
4. Now enter the VPN details:
VPN provider: Windows (built-in)
Connection name: It doesn't matter what you name it, but something descriptive is always best.
Server name or address: Enter one of the servers IP (Remember first login your FlyVPN account on the web.)
VPN type: Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
The steps for Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPSec (L2TP/IPSec) are very similar, and you should have no trouble following along.
5. Now enter VPN credentials:
Type of sign-in info: User name and password
User name: the account you get from FlyVPN
Password: the account you get from FlyVPN
The User name and Password fields are optional. This means each time you connect to your VPN service, you’ll be prompted to enter your username and password instead of having that information saved. That's up to you. You can let the system save the user name, but not save the password.
Tick "Remember my sign-in info" and click on Save.
6. Once the new VPN connection is successfully created, back on the Network & Internet window, select VPN category, click the newly created VPN connection from the right. Click the Connect button. It will connect after a while and show you "Connected" status.
You should also be able to monitor your VPN connection status from the Network icon on your taskbar.
7. Click the "Disconnect" button when you don't want to use your VPN.
You can click the Advanced settings option to manage other VPN connection related configurations such as proxy settings, automatic detection, etc.