With the Pi VPN server, all activity will be from your device, and it will all flow through the Pi VPN server. This means you will not be blending in with a crowd of other people behind the same IP address. Raspberry Pi VPN server prerequisites. The hardware requirements for this project are minimal. You’ll need to provide: A Raspberry Pi.
If you want to learn about this VPN in greater detail, see this Private Internet Access review. Setup Instructions for Private Internet Access on Routers. PIA is compatible with a few brands of routers. However, it is most amenable for configuration if you have a DD-WRT interface. A VPN server works by masking your real IP address with the VPN server’s IP address all the time. This is how it works without a VPN IP address: When you visit a website, your ISP makes a connection request on your behalf with the destination, but uses your true IP address. In this process, your public IP address.
PIA provides the options to connect via SOCKS5 and Shadowsocks. To access these proxies, click the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the application to open the application's Settings. Once in the Settings navigate to the Connection tab. From there you will have the option to connect to our SOCKS5 Proxy or our Shadowsocks connection.
The first Proxy that we provided our users the option to connect to directly through our application is our SOCKS5 Proxy. This proxy was added on our v1.4.0 release, this adds an additional 'hop' between the user and the VPN server.
As mentioned above, to access this connection method select the three dots in the upper right corner of the application to open the settings menu navigate to the Connection tab.
Within this tab, you will see Proxy dropdown located under Data Encryption . Clicking on Proxy will the display the option to select the SOCKS5 Proxy option.
Once selected, you will see a gear icon next to the dropdown box.
Fill out the following text boxes as follows:
Server IP Address: Enter in the IP address for the proxy-nl.privateinternetaccess.com domain
(`ping` the hostname to receive an IP address for the above domain address)
Then fill out the username and password using your “x” credentials you generated in the CCP as covered in the above section. Once everything is filled out, press OK and then connect to a server.
The change will be indicated on the application dashboard when connecting.
The second Proxy connection that we provide our users is our Shadowsocks connection. This has been added on our most recent release of desktop version 1.7.
Similar to the SOCKS5 proxy users can access this feature by clicking the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the application to open the application's Settings. Once in the Settings navigate to the Connection tab.
Again, in the Proxy dropdown, you will see the option for Shadowsocks. Once selected the server selection will be set to automatic by default. Users can change the server location by clicking on the gear icon next to the dropdown.
Once clicked, a new menu will appear giving you the available server locations. Click the desired server and then click OK.
*Note:* Shadowsocks isn't provided by all PIA locations - only locations that provide Shadowsocks appear in the list. When 'Auto' is selected, the following strategy is used:
Pia Server Address
If the chosen VPN location supports Shadowsocks, use that location.
Otherwise, use the Shadowsocks location closest to you based on the lowest latency.
This is intended to minimize the additional latency added by the Shadowsocks hop
After the Shadowsocks Proxy is selected, you will see the change on the application dashboard indicating you are using Shadowsocks. You can then connect using the power button as normal.
If you receive any error messages or are unable to connect, please contact the PIA Customer Support team here for further assistance.
As part of our migration to our newer, faster, and more reliable next generation network, we have made changes to the functionality of our DNS servers. Functionality within the application, with our next generation servers, now uses private IPs in lieu of a public-facing DNS server. As we recommend users begin the process of migrating over to next gen, in an effort to improve your VPN experience, we recommend adding the following IPs, which provide functionality solely based on need:
Pia Vpn Server Address
10.0.0.242 - DNS
10.0.0.243 - DNS+Streaming
10.0.0.244 - DNS+MACE
10.0.0.241 - DNS+Streaming+Mace
In order to utilize these next generation DNS set-ups, you will need to add the following line to a custom configuration file:
dhcp-option DNS <IP Address> (ex: dhcp-option DNS 10.0.0.242)
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NOTE: These DNS options are not designed to be utilized in conjunction with the application and must be used while connected to the VPN. The PIA application is responsible for ensuring that these DNS IPs are assigned based on use-case and no changes within the application or on your system are necessary when you are using the application.