Did you know that the Windows 7 and Windows 8 have the built-in ability to set up a VPN connection, without actually having the need to install VPN software? But, it is the fact, which many users aren’t aware of.

How do I need to set up a VPN connection?

If you want your data to be safe when sending it across to another user, then you need to set up a connection that creates a secured channel through which your data passes. Web users should make use of a VPN connection to enjoy the benefits of a secured network.

How do I get started with the setting up of VPN connection?

  • To start with it, go to the ‘Start’ menu on your computer. Type ‘ncpa.cpl’ in the search box and hit ‘Enter’. This will open up a window and you have to pres the ‘Alt’ key on the keyboard, which will display options of menus.

  • Out of all, choose the ‘File’ menu. Select ‘New incoming connection’ under the menu.

  • This will open up a window with user accounts. You can choose any number of users, you want to, who can get connected to your network remotely. Also, if you want your network to be more secured, you can create another user account and allow the users. The users connecting to your network should have strong passwords, as weak passwords can be discovered easily, by the hacking tactics.

  • Upon clicking ‘Next’, you have to check ‘Through the internet’ to allow the setting up of VPN connection.

  • Then, you need to choose the network protocols that can be used by the users, with incoming connections. For example—if you do not want the users to make use of the shard files, then you can uncheck the respective protocol and vice versa.

  • Select the ‘Allow access’ button and the network connection will start configuring.

How to disable the connection?

If you do not want to use the VPN connection, you can disable it by—opening the Networks window locating the ‘Incoming Connections’ icon right click on it and select the ‘Delete’ option.

When you’re on the internet, it is quite risky to have private communications. So, you can set up a connection and allow the user that you want to, in your network. This will keep your information extremely private.

This guest post is contributed by Robert at My Tech Gurus. Get good Tips and tricks for resolving technical issues with computers and for computer repair. If you need additional technical support, you can contact My Tech Gurus.

Can I use VPN without installing?

You can use a VPN without installing a dedicated client through various methods, such as:

  1. Web-Based VPNs: Some services offer web-based portals where you simply log in and all your web traffic is then tunneled through the VPN.
  2. Browser Extensions: Some VPN providers offer browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers. These will only secure traffic within that specific browser, though.
  3. Built-in VPN Settings: Both Windows and macOS have built-in VPN settings where you can manually configure a VPN connection.
  4. Third-Party Software: Some routers and firewalls have VPN functionality built-in, allowing you to connect without installing software on your device.
  5. Public VPNs: Some public places offer VPN services that you can connect to without installing any software. However, be cautious about the security of these.

Remember, these methods may not offer the full range of features that a dedicated VPN client would, such as kill switches, leak protection, and so on. So, weigh your options carefully.

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