We all know that cybercriminals are constantly looking for weak spots in the network. Though the big tech companies are spending millions of dollars they are still not able to offer the perfect safe environment for their users. It is not possible no matter how hard they try. However, we can make things a lot more difficult for hackers by using some simple techniques.
We all know about the use of VPN. It helps us to browse the internet anonymously and protects sensitive information stored on our devices. Some people often consider using the VPN but after seeing the monthly price tag, they lose interest. What if we say that you can create your own VPN in Windows 10 without having any technical expertise? Let’s get into the details.
Things to consider
Before you start working on the VPN development process, you should not think that it will keep you 100% safe while using the internet. Just like other VPN service providers, your VPN will also have some weak spots. If the hackers manage to exploit those weak spots, your security might get compromised. However, it is better to have some security by creating your VPN rather than using the network without having any safety measures.
Creating the server
The first thing which you need to consider to create your VPN is the server. You can do so by accessing the option in the network connections. From there you can access the ncpa.cpl file. If you want to find this file easily, click the start button and in the search area, type “ncpa.cpl”. Click the ncpa.cpl file be prompted to configure your network connections.
After finding the ncpa.cpl file, you need to move to the network connection windows. Click the file tab and select “new incoming connections” to move to the next phase. Depending on the number of active users on your pc, you will get a bunch of options. Connect the users to the remote server and click the next button. In the next window, check the box “through the internet”.
Setting up network protocol
When you speak about a network protocol, you might be thinking that we have to deal with many technical factors. In reality, setting up the network protocol is one of the most sophisticated parts to create your VPN. If you mess things up in this stage, here is how to make your VPN for Windows in a more easy way. If not, you can follow the systematic guideline. The network protocol windows will automatically pop up after you click the next button on the network connection page.
Check the box “internet protocol version 4”, “file and printer sharing for Microsoft networks” and “QoS packet scheduler”. Once you have selected checked these three boxes, click the “allow access” button. Once you do that, windows will take a few minutes and connect your device to the internet with the help of your created VPN!
You might be thinking that creating a personal VPN in windows 10 is relatively an easy task. Many novice users start browsing the internet without even considering the basic safety protocol. They think that they are well protected since they are using their VPN service free of cost. We have already said, nothing is going to provide you 100% safety while using the internet. You still need to consider the basic safety protocol or else you are going to have a tough time managing your sophisticated information.
Is there any way to reinforce your security?
While using the VPN successfully, you might be thinking that is there any other way by which you can reinforce your security? Security can be enhanced to a great by taking some basic steps. When you will take smart moves while using your VPN, the hackers are going to have time to penetrate your security layer. So, how can improve our security and protect ourselves from hackers? Let’s find out!
Use reliable sites
You should never browse unreliable sites. Most of the scam sites are easy to identify and as they are loaded with tons of ads. Never take any offers from unknown sites or download any applications. Before you access any website, make sure it is a green bar in the HTTPS section. If the site is not well secured, you should not spend much time on that particular website.
Always use updated software
To reinforce your security, you should always use updated software. If you update your software regularly and use your VPN, chances are very high that the hackers will not find any weak spot. Try to check the auto-update features in every software as it will save your time. While using the VPN, install a premium antivirus program to create an added layer of security to your workstation.