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
On your Keyboard, hold down the Windows Key, + x to open the Quick Links Menu. Click on Control Panel
From Control Panel, Click on View Network Status and Tasks
Click Set up a new connection or network
Click Connect to a Workplace then click Next
Click on Use my Internet Connection (VPN)
You will then be asked to enter information for your Connection. Enter the Following:
Or if you prefer to use a specific location, You can find the full list of locations here: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/network
Once you have filled in the information check the Option "Allow other people to use this connection" if you want other users on the computer to be able to use the VPN connection. Select Create.
You can view your new Connection on the Right Side within the Networks, there you will see that Windows has added the new L2TP connection, however don't click on it yet.
Hold the Window Key + X again to open the Quick Links Menu. Click on Network Connections
In the network connections screen, locate the L2TP connection we just created, Right-click on it, and choose Properties.
Within the Security Tab you will need to change the Type of VPN and Data Encryption.
Under Type of VPN, set Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec
Under Data Encryption, set Require Encryption
Once the above has been selected you will need to select Allow these Protocols, and check Microsoft CHAP Version 2
Next click the Advanced Settings Button located under the Type of VPN
For the L2TP select Use Preshared key for authentication and then type:
Next within Connection Properties select the Networking Tab. If you are prompted about the security, click Yes to continue
On the Networking Tab, uncheck Everything except Internet Protocol Version 4. Press OK.
To connect to the VPN, click the Network icon in the System Tray, and then click on Private Internet Access L2TP and Click Connect, then 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