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How to setup a VPN connection in Windows 10 (PPTP)

1. Open the Action Centre

Click the Action Centre icon in the system tray at the bottom right of the screen (1) then  click VPN (2).



2. Add a VPN Connection

In the Network & Internet window,  select 'Add a VPN Connection' (3).



3. Enter connection settings

Enter your connection settings as below.



For VPN provider (4),  select Windows (built-in)

For Connection name (5),  name the connection < Company> VPN Connection  or similar.

For Server name or address (6)  enter your server's address ( if you do not know your server's address, please contact Impact Computing.)

For VPN type (7)  select Point to Point Tunnelling Protocol (PPTP)

For Type of sign-in info (8)  select User name and password

For User name (optional) (9) please  enter your workplace username.

For Password (optional) (10)  enter your workplace password.


Click Save  (11)


4. Change adapter options

The connection should now be visible under VPN (12).  Select 'Change adapter options' below this. This will open the Network Connections window.



5. Change Networking settings

Right-click the VPN connection and  select Properties (13).



Select the Networking tab (14) then  select Internet Protocol Version 4 (15) and  click Properties (16).



Select Advanced (17)



Ensure the  'Use default gateway...' option is  unticked (18)  then  click OK (19) .



6. Dial the VPN

To dial the VPN,  click the network icon in the system tray (20) and  select your VPN connection (21).



For assistance connecting to a Remote Desktop once connected to the VPN please see our guide here.