PPTP VPN is one of the fastest speed protocols and it is compatible with almost every operating system. It is the best option for online streaming and gaming purposes.

A Brief Overview of PPTP VPN

Pros and Cons of PPTP VPN


  • Speed: PPTP offers the fastest speed among all other protocols.
  • Set Up: Any user with some or little knowledge can configure the PPTP protocol easily.
  • Availability: It is available on all the major and current operating systems.
  • Compatibility: Default Windows compatibility


  • Encryption: PPTP comes with RSA and RC4 algorithms which uses 128-bit encryption.
  • Performance: PPTP has several performance issues when you connected on unsteady connection.
  • Security: The protocol isn't ideal for users and businesses who want to keep their data secure.
  • Support: No support for Perfect Forward Secrecy

Features of PPTP VPN


Guaranteed Data Delivery

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


Multi Protocol Tunneling

While some only enable you to tunnel Internet Protocol (IP) packets, PPTP has the ability to tunnel all RAS supported protocols.


Fastest Speed

Due to low level encryption, it offers highest speed as compared to other protocols. (It’s a toss up! What do you want, speed or security?)

How to Setup PPTP

Click on the icons below for our step-by-step guides on how to setup PPTP VPN on different operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows 8, iOS, Linux, DD-WRT and more.

Other PPTP manual setups can be seen here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is PPTP VPN Secure?

The Answer is No, because PPTP uses 128 bit encryption and have numerous security vulnerabilities. That is why it is insecure.


Yes! PPTP is one of the fastest VPN protocol because it doesn't employ much encryption and can keep its focus on providing fastest speeds.