Does Windows Have a Built-in VPN?

Windows 10 and 11 have built-in support for manual VPN configuration, using PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, SSTP, or IKEv2 connections.

This method doesn’t require the installation of any third-party software, but you’ll still need a VPN subscription and account.

We cover this process with step-by-step instructions in our dedicated VPN setup guide.

This method isn’t the most straightforward and, once set up, the VPN lacks the functionality of a full desktop client. Instead, we recommend using a VPN service with a native Windows app.