1.    03 Feb 2017 #1
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    vpn


    Does Microsoft now provide FREE VPN ?
    It seems to be on - OR is it necessary to setup a VPN ?

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  2.    03 Feb 2017 #2
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    Microsoft does not provide free VPN service. The ability to connect to some VPN servers is included in Windows but Microsoft does not provide a free VPN host to connect to.
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  3.    03 Feb 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Microsoft does not provide free VPN service. The ability to connect to some VPN servers is included in Windows but Microsoft does not provide a free VPN host to connect to.
    Thanks. Not sure what is meant by

    ability to connect to some VPN servers
    Did the "ability" exist before Windows 10 ?

    The free OPERA browser has FREE vpn. (no setup required)
    OK. It says "allow" vpn <

    "ALLOW" ?
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  4.    03 Feb 2017 #4
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    The ability did exist before Windows 10. It is for connecting to corporate VPN systems.
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  5.    03 Feb 2017 #5
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    ok. thanks. I am thinking it is new in the sense that perhaps,
    one can now TURN IT OFF or BLOCK a vpn with a simple quick SWITCH

    I've have never used one, but I can imagine that before Microsoft provided
    a SIMPLE switch to turn it on and off, or allow or disallow,
    it must have required more effort to turn it on and off.
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  6.    03 Feb 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    The ability did exist before Windows 10. It is for connecting to corporate VPN systems.
    Thanks. ... don't know anything about corporate VPN systems.
    I have never worked in an office or for a corporation.

    Thinking about whether a VPN from a service (3rd party),
    would be affected by the allow or disallow option.
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  7.    03 Feb 2017 #7
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    Only Windows built-in limited VPN client. It would not affect third party VPN clients such as OpenVPN.
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