PPTP VPN is one of the most popular types of VPN software which is available for security usage. One of the great things about it, is that it is relatively simple to setup and you can start using it right away. The steps to setting it up differ depending on the operating system which is being used. PPTP VPN is currently supported with the following operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OSX, iOS and Android. Featured below are the steps to setting up a PPTP VPN connection using the Windows 8 operating system.
Step 1: First, Open Network and Sharing Center from Control Panel. Then choose Set up a new connection or network.
Step 2: In the next window, choose: Connect to a workplace and click next.
Step 3: In the next window, choose Use my Internet Connection (VPN).
Step 4: Under Internet address type the IP address of the PIA VPN server you want to connect to. Then enter PIA PPTP as the name of the connection in the Destination name box (you can name it as you want). Then click Create.
Step 5: Click on the monitor icon on the bottom right-hand corner.
Step 6: Right–click on the PIA PPTP connection, and choose Properties from the menu.
Step 7: Under Security Tab for Type of VPN select “Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)” and click OK.
Step 8: Almost done, Click again on the monitor icon on the bottom right-hand corner, find PIA PPTP connection and click connect. Type your VPN username and password and click OK.
Step 9: Done, your Windows 8 now should be connected to the VPN server via PPTP protocol.
Once you’re done with those eight easy steps, you’re ready to delve into the wonderful world of private browsing. However, keep in mind that even though PPTP VPN allows you unparalleled security and privacy, there are ways to use it for malicious purposes, and we do not by any means condone the usage of VPN for those purposes. Use it to give you peace of mind, and to enjoy the luxury of total anonymity.