Connect VPN using PPTP on Windows 11

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Connect VPN using PPTP on Windows 11

Today I’ll show you how to connect your Windows 11 PC/laptop to any VPN service that’s using the PPTP protocol. The Point to Point Tunneling Protocol is a fast and secure protocol and most VPN service providers and workplaces will support it, including BTGuard VPN.

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Prerequisites

Before we start, you’ll need to find the following information (best have it written or printed). If you are connecting to a paid VPN service, just login and your details and settings will be there. If you are connecting via a workplace, please contact your Network Administrator and ask them for the following details:

Required Information

  • Your VPN username
  • Your VPN password
  • The server name or IP address (ie. contoso.com or 102.562.243.12)

Connect VPN using PPTP on Windows 11

  1. Click Start, then Settings
    Click Start, then Settings
  2. Click Network & Internet, then VPN
    Click Network & Internet, VPN
  3. Click Add VPN
    Click Add VPN
  4. Enter the following details:
    • VPN ProviderWindows (built-in)
    • Connection name – (enter a descriptive name, i.e My Work VPN)
    • Server name or address – Enter a server name i.e sp.btguard.com or IP address 123.456.789.22
    • VPN typePoint to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
    • Type of sign-in infoUser name and password
    • User name – Enter your VPN user name
    • Password – Enter your VPN password
    • Click Save
      Enter VPN credentials, then click Save
  5. Under Network & Internet click Connect to connect to your VPN network
    Click Connect
  6. You should now be connected to your VPN network using the PPTP protocol

Conclusion

Hopefully everything went well and you’re now connected to your VPN network using PPTP. If you had any issues, hit me up in the comments or socials/email.

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