What is a PPTP VPN and How Does It Work?

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A Brief Overview of Point-To-Point Tunneling Protocol

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a PPTP VPN?


  • It is available on all the major and some latest operating systems.
  • Best speed among all other protocols due to low-level encryption.
  • Any user with some or little knowledge can configure PPTP protocol easily.


  • The protocol comes with low-level of encryption as compared to other protocols.
  • The PPTP protocol can be penetrated and bypassed easily.
  • The protocol isn’t recommended for users who want online anonymity and security.
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Guaranteed Data Delivery

The PPTP protocol uses the GRE and TCP port 1723 for smooth data transmission.


Better Encryption

128 bit encryption is the maximum supported using RSA RC4 algorithm.


Fastest Speed

Due to fairly low level encryption which is 128-bit, the protocol offers highest speed as compared to other protocols.

How to Setup VPN with PPTP Protocol?

You can configure a PPTP VPN on different operating systems

Other PPTP manual setups can be seen here.

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PureVPN automatically selects the best suitable protocol for its users. If you are not sure which protocol to use, then just let the app automatically choose the best VPN Protocol for your network. Check the comparison chart of all protocols for a better understanding of various protocols. Check the comparison chart of all protocols for a better understanding of various protocols.

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