A Comprehensive Guide to PPTP, L2TP, and Other VPN Protocols
Configure your VPN to choose the best protocol
If you’re using a VPN app, leave the app set to choose a protocol automatically. This setting is on by default and will automatically select the protocol best suited to your network.
If you’re not using a VPN app, or you’re not satisfied with your connection, try the following protocols in this order:
- OpenVPN with UDP
- OpenVPN with TCP
Note: PPTP and L2TP/IPsec provide weak security benefits and should only be used for anonymization or for changing locations.
If your device still fails to connect after trying all the different protocols, talk to the ExpressVPN Support Team.