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: From the Apple Menu, click System Preferences
Step 2: Click on Network
Step 3: On the Bottom left, click the +
Step 4: Choose VPN from the Interface
Step 5: Set the VPN Type to L2TP over IPSec
Step 6: Type Private Internet Access L2TP as the Service name
Step 7: Click Create
Step 8: In Server address, enter 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
Step 9: Enter your Generated Username (example username x1234567) If you have not generated this yet, please follow the steps here: Generating a Password for PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS
Step 10: Click on Authentication Settings
Step 11: Enter your Password in the top box
Step 12: Enter the following for Shared Secret: mysafety
Step 13: Leave Group Name blank
Step 14: Click OK
Step 15: Enable the option "Show VPN status in the menu bar", then click Advanced
Step 16: Ensure that Send all traffic over VPN is checked
Step 17: Press OK
Step 18: Press Apply
Step 19: Use the VPN Status icon in the Menu bar to connect.