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 Start
Step 2: Click on Control Panel
Step 3: Click on View network status and tasks
Step 7: Click on Set up a new connection or Network
Step 5: Select Connect to a workplace then click Next
Step 6: Click Use my Internet Connection (VPN)
Step 7: 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 8: For Destination Name, Type: Private Internet Access PPTP Then Click Next
Step 9: 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 10: Use the connect button to connect.