[TUTO] – Windows 10 : Add PPTP VPN Connection

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PPTP network protocol (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol)  will allow you to create a virtual private network (VPN for Virtual Private Network) between a remote client (you) and a private server. We will see together how to add and configure a connection of this type on Microsoft Windows 10.

 

To start, click left on the network icon of your taskbar and then on “Network settings“.

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Click the “VPN” tab and click “Add a VPN connection” to add your new VPN connection.

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  • VPN provider : Select “Windows (built-in)
  • Connection name : Enter the name that will be the VPN connection.
  • Server name or address : Enter the IP address or the name of the domain associated with this IP.
  • VPN Type : Select “Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
  • Type of sign-in info : Select “User name and password”, it’s your login/password (may differ depending on the configuration of the PPTP server)
  • User name (optional) : in our case, enter your login.
  • Password (optional) : in our case, enter your password.
  • Check or no “Remember my sign-in info” depending on if you want to keep in memory the credentials.

Finally click “Save” to save the connection.

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To connect, you just have to select your new VPN connection, and then click on “Connect“.

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If the settings you entered are correct then you should see “Connected“.

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You can also check the IP address assigned to your connection by typing “ipconfig” via a Windows prompt.

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