The PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS5 protocols are provided for devices lacking compatibility with the Private Internet Access application or OpenVPN protocol. PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS5 should be used for masking one's IP address, censorship circumvention, and geolocation.
If you need encryption, please use the Private Internet Application or OpenVPN protocol with our service.
This configuration uses a Generated PPTP/L2TP/Socks5 Username and password, If you have not generated this yet, please follow the steps here: Generating a Password for PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS
Step 1: On your Keyboard, hold down the Windows Key, and press X to open the Quick Links Menu.
Step 2: Click on Network Connections.
Step 3: From the Network Status click on Network and Sharing Center
Step 4: Click Connect to Workplace
Step 6: For Internet Address, enter us-east.privateinternetaccess.com
Step 7: Or if you prefer to use a specific location, you can find the full list of locations here.
Step 8: For Destination Name, enter Private Internet Access L2TP
Step 9: Check the Option “Allow other people to use this connection” if you want other users on the computer to be able to use the VPN connection.
Step 10: Click Create.
Step 11: On the Right Side, Windows will show the new L2TP connection, don’t click on it yet.
Step 13: Hold the Windows Key, and Press X again.
Step 14: Click on Network Connections.
Step 15: In the Network Status, locate VPN and click on it. Sign in with Authentications.
Step 16: Click Ok. To verify that you are connected visit our website here, and at the top of the site it will state “You are protected by PIA” in green lettering.
Step 17: Feel free to contact us at helpdesk.privateinternetaccess.com for additional assistance.