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.
FlashRouters offers plug and play DD-WRT Routers preconfigured Private Internet Access Routers for this setup.
***** 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: Admin Interface
In the DD-WRT Administrative Interface, access the VPN tab found under the Services section.
Step 2: PPTP Client
Enable the PPTP Client.
Step 3: Server IP or DNS Name
In Server IP or DNS Name 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 4: Encryption
For MPPE Encryption, Type:
Step 5: NAT
Set NAT to Enable
Step 6: PIA Credentials
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 7: Save
Step 8: Reboot
Reboot your router, and test the connection