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: On your Keyboard, hold down the Windows Key, and press x to open the Quick Links Menu.
Step 2: Click on Control Panel
Step 3: From Control Panel, Click on View Network Status and Tasks
Step 4: Click Set up a new connection or network
Step 5: Click Connect to a Workplace Then click Next
Step 6: Click on Use my Internet Connection (VPN)
Step 7: For Internet 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 8: For Destination Name, enter Private Internet Access PPTP
Step 9: 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.
Step 10: Click Create.
Step 11: On the Right Side, Windows will show the new PPTP connection, don't click on it yet.
Step 12: Hold the Windown Key, and Press X again to open the Quick Links Menu.
Step 13: Click on Network Connections
Step 14: In the network connections screen, locate the PPTP connection we just created, Right-click on it, and choose Properties.
Step 15: In the Properties, go to the Security Tab
Step 16: Under Type of VPN, set Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
Step 17: Under Data Encryption, set Require Encryption
Step 18: Select Allow these Protocols, and check Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol and Microsoft CHAP Version 2
Step 19: Click to the Networking Tab. If you are prompted about the security, click Yes to continue
Step 20: On the Networking Tab, uncheck Everything except Internet Protocol Version 4
Step 21: Press OK.
Step 22: To connect to the VPN, click the Network icon in the System Tray, and then click on Private Internet Access PPTP and Click Connect, then enter your Generated Username and password If you have not generated this yet, please follow the steps here: Generating a Password for PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS