In this article, learn how disable VPN while roaming in Windows 10 via Settings app, or using registry manipulation.

Previously, we’ve seen how to create VPN profile in Windows, in this article:

How To Setup VPN Connection In Windows 10/8/7

So setting a VPN connection is quite easy in Windows. If you’ve already setup VPN connection, to reiterate, VPN connection provides a more secure connection between your company’s network and the Internet. Windows 10 can allow or prevent you from using VPN while roaming.

If you’re looking forward to disable VPN while on roaming, here’s how you can do that.

How To Disable VPN While Roaming In Windows 10

Method 1 – Via Settings App

1. Right click Start Button or press W8K + X keys and select Settings.

2. In the Settings app, navigate to Network & Internet > VPN.

3. Now in right pane of VPN, under Advanced Options, turn Off the Allow VPN while roaming option to disable VPN during roaming.

How To Disable VPN While Roaming In Windows 10

The setting should be applied with immediate effect. You can close Settings app and return to Desktop.

You can also configure this setting via registry manipulation as mentioned in Method 2.

Method 2 – Via Registry

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and type regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In left pane of Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:


How To Disable VPN While Roaming In Windows 10

3. Now in the right pane of VpnCostedNetworkSettings registry key, look for the registry DWORD named NoRoamingNetwork. If the DWORD doesn’t exists by default, you can right click in blank space and select New > DWORD Value. Double click on the DWORD to modify its Value data:

How To Disable VPN While Roaming In Windows 10

4. Finally, set the Value data to 1 and click OK. Close Registry Editor and reboot to make changes effective.

After restart, you should have VPN disabled while roaming.

That’s it!

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