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.
Apple has removed PPTP from the list of supported VPN protocols from OSX El Capitan (10.12)+. If you are running OSX El Capitan (10.12) or later, we would recommend investigating an L2TP or OpenVPN-based connection instead. For more information, please see this Apple Support article.
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
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 PPTP
Step 6: Type Private Internet Access PPTP 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: Set Encryption to Automatic
Step 11: Click on Authentication Settings
Step 12: Enter your Password
Step 13: Click OK
Step 14: Click on Advanced
Step 15: Ensure that Send all traffic over VPN is checked
Step 16: Click on the TCP/IP Tab at the top
Step 17: Set Configure IPv6 to Link-Local Only
Step 18: Press OK
Step 19: Press Apply
Step 20: Use the VPN Status icon in the Menu bar to connect.