Ivacy VPN has officially discontinued support for SSTP, L2TP, and PPTP protocols. However, due to the request of our users, we will continue offering support for SSTP, L2TP, and PPTP protocols in the following locations:
- Australia – Sydney
- The UK – London
- US – Illinois, Washington DC, New York, California, Texas, and Florida.
Why Discontinue SSTP, L2TP, and PPTP Protocols?
Ivacy VPN decided to discontinue these protocols because they are obsolete. Most importantly, these protocols are not subject to audits. On the flip side, newer protocols are more secure and offer superior speeds and reliability.
What Protocols are Supported?
Ivacy VPN will support the following protocols:
- Open VPN (TCP & UDP)
How will this Move Affect the Ivacy VPN Experience?
- New Ivacy VPN users will be able to use the service without issues as they will be connected to the best VPN protocol via Automatic Protocol Selection.
- Old Ivacy VPN users connected to SSTP, L2TP, and PPTP protocols will face auto disconnection. To reconned, users will need to switch to OpenVPN, IPSec, or IKeV2 instead.
- Dedicated IP users will not be impacted by the discontinuation of the SSTP, L2TP, and PPTP protocols.
For Users Connecting Ivacy VPN via Internet-Enabled Devices and Routers
Users connected to any location discontinued for SSTP, L2TP, and PPTP protocols will face auto disconnection.
To reconnect, users have two solutions:
Connect to any location that supports PPTP, L2TP, SSTP. Following DNS can be used to reconnect.
Reconfigure Ivacy VPN on their device using OpenVPN (TCP & UDP) protocols by following the guides provided at the end of this article.
These support guides will let you configure your internet-enabled devices and routers manually: