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iOS - Setting up a L2TP Connection

Alternative Setups

PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS Security

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: Settings

From the Home Screen, tap on Settings > General > VPN

Step 2: Add VPN Config

Tap Add VPN Configuration.

Step 3: Configure VPN

Here your iOS devices will prompt you to configure the following:

  1. Type: L2TP

  1. Fill the Description: Private Internet Access L2TP

  2. Server Field: us-denver.privateinternetaccess.com

Note: To find the name of the server please use this link then click on the region, then the server you wish to use. The name of the server will then show on the speed test page for the server you selected.

Step 4:  Additional Configurations

Once you have entered the above information continue configuring the connection with the Following:

  1. Enter your Generated X-Username and Password in the Account and Password fields

If you have not generated this yet, please follow the steps here: GENERATING A PASSWORD FOR PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS

  1. Make sure that Assure RSA SecurID is set to Off

  2. Next you will need to Fill in the Secret field with mysafety

  3. Make sure that Send All Traffic is set to On.

Once All has been completed Tap Done

Step 5: Connect

Tap the connection slider On to connect

Step 6: Verify Connection

To verify that your are connected and being protected please visit our website where you will see a message letting you know if you are protected or not.

PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS Security

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.

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First published: 14/03/2018

Last updated: Jun 5, 2020 by Kaneesha Davis