How To Manually Set Up A Free VPN using VPNBook in Windows 10/11

While a VPN offers you access to region-blocked websites, it also helps you to work remotely using your office network from home, in a secure way. In fact, you can also play online games with servers located in other parts of the world.

However, looking for the right VPN can be challenging. There are hundreds of free and paid VPN services out there, and it can be tough to decide which is the right one for you. The good news is, you can set it up for free on your Windows 10 device. Let’s see how.

Solution: Through VPN Settings


Step 1: Click on the Start button and select Settings from the context menu, located above the Power option:


Desktop Start Settings


Step 2: In the Settings window, click on Network & Internet.


Settings Network & Internet


Step 3: In the next window, click on the VPN option on the left side of the pane. Now, on the right side of the pane, under Advanced Options, you will see that Allow VPN over metered networks and Allow VPN while roaming is turned on by default.


Vpn Advanced Options Both Options Turned On By Default


Step 4: Now, click on the + sign next to Add a VPN connection on the top of the window.


Plus Sign Add A Vpn Connection


Step 5: In the blue window that pops up, click on the drop-down under VPN provider to set the field to Windows (built-in).

In the Connection name field, enter VPNBOOK.


Add A Vpn Connection Vpn Provider Windows (built In) Connection Name Vpnbook


*Note – VPNBOOK is the website where we will get ou free VPN from.


Step 6: Next, open your browser and type and hit Enter. It will take you to the VPNBOOK website. Now, scroll down and under Free OpenVPN and PPTP VPN section, click on the PPTP tab.

Under this tab, select the country server that’s closest to your country. For instance, for us, the closest server would be of France, so we selected the France VPN Server. Copy the server address.


Browser Free Openvpn And Pptp Vpn Pptp France Vpn Server Copy


Step 7. Paste the server address in the Server name or address field, and set the VPN type to Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).


Server Name Or Address Paste Server Address Vpn Type


Step 8: Leave the next three fields, Type of sign-in-info, the User name (optional), and Password (optional) as it is.


Click on Save to continue.


Type Of Sign In Info User Name Password Remains As It Is


Step 9: The VPN is now added as VPNBOOK. Now, select it and click on Connect.


Vpn Vpnbook Connect


Step 10. It will open the Sign in window where you need to enter the Username and Password of the server. Go back to the VPNBOOK website in your browser, under PPTP tab, note the Username and the Password.


Vpnbook Website Pptp Tab Note Username And Password


Step 11. Now, enter the Username and the Password as noted from the VPNBOOK website.

Click on OK to continue.


Sign In Userame Password


That’s it. You are now connected to the free VPN using your Windows 10 built-in VPN service.