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Do you offer a SOCKS5 proxy?

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Although quite different from a VPN, we provide a SOCKS5 Proxy with all accounts in the event users require this feature.

Our SOCKS5 Proxy is available at: proxy-nl.privateinternetaccess.com port 1080

Please Note:

You will require a different username and password to use the SOCKS5 proxy. These usernames and passwords are generated from the Client Control Panel.

  1. Log in to the Client Control Panel.
  2. Click Downloads and Scroll Down to VPN Settings and you will see the SOCKS section
  3. From here you can generate a Username starting with "x" and a random Password which will then be shown.
  4. You must use this username and password when connecting to the SOCKS5.

The application supports using a SOCKS5 proxy to connect to the VPN server.  For more information about this new feature please review the following article here