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: Click on the Network Manager icon on the Top Menu bar
Step 2: Go to VPN Connections and click Configure VPN
Click the Add button
Step 4: Select Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol and click Create
Step 5: In the Connection Name, enter Private Internet Access PPTP
Step 6: In Gateway us-west.privateinternetaccess.com Or if you prefer to use a specific location, You can find the full list of locations here: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/network
Enter your Generated Username and Password (Example username: x1234567) If you have not generated this yet, please follow the steps here: Generating a Password for PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS
Step 8: Click the Advanced button at the bottom.
Step 9: Ensure that Use Point-to-point encryption (MPPE) is checked, Click OK, then Apply
Step 10: Click on the Network Manager icon in the Top Menu bar, go to VPN Connections, then Click on Private Internet Access PPTP to connect.