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How to Setup PPTP on DDWRT Router?

Mar 04, 2015
Nov 11, 2019
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Configuring PPTP VPN on your DD-WRT routers has a plethora of benefits. However, if you are facing any issues in setting it up, here’s how to go about it.

Things to Consider:

  • You have an active internet connection.
  • You own a PPTP supported router.
  • You have a premium PureVPN account (If you do not own one, you can buy a PureVPN subscription from here).

Please follow below steps to configure PureVPN PPTP on DDWRT Router:

1 Please go through the given description in image.


2 This image shows that how your VPN setup will look like:

1a. Shows an Ethernet connect from router to computer.
1b. Shows wireless connection from router to computer.


3 Go to “Basic Setup tab” of DD-WRT control panel.


4 Click on Connection type drop down menu and select “PPTP” protocol.


5 Make sure “Use DHCP” is selected as “Yes”. Also STP is “Enabled”


6 Insert the following info:

  • Enter your Gateway (PPTP server) (Example: Click here to get the complete server list.
  • Enter Username & password provided by PureVPN.
  • Write “refuse-eap” in additional PPTP option box.
  • ( Important Note: Your email address is not your VPN login username. )


7 Now scroll down and make sure DHCP server is “enable” and now click “Apply Settings”, then hit “Save”.


8 On the top menu click on “Status”, then click on “WAN” tab.


9 Now Click on “Connect” button under “WAN” tab.




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Comments (32 )


  1. Barman says:

    I couldn’t get my DD-WRT router to work with Open VPN…

    But I used the instructions to set up PPTP and it works fine.

    My ISP speed is normally 16/3 and using VPN I’m getting 11/3 which is quite usable IMHO…

    • PureVPN Team says:

      We are sorry for the inconvenience. Kindly share error logs with us so we may assist you in better way.

      Thanks for understanding!

  2. chrysemys says:

    sorry…dedicated IP…

  3. chrysemys says:

    hello, can I use didated IP on a router in PPTP protocol, and if I can, how can I do please?

    • PureVPN Team says:


      Thanks for reaching out. You can use Dedicated IP in router as you can see step 6 in above tutorial ‘Enter your server gateway/address’ here you can enter your Dedicated IP address and that’s about it.

      Let us know if you have further questions!

  4. Gregor says:

    Hi !

    I followed your instructions to set up the vpn on my DD-WRT router and it works. Unfortunately the connection is really slow. I need a UK server and I tried all the different UK servers from your list, but it was never faster than 5 Mbit/s or something like this. I also tried “”, but also not really faster. Can you give me any further support to speed up my VPN connection using my DD-WRT router ? Thank you !

    PS: When I try to connect with your app (also pptp, UK) from my laptop I get a much faster connection ! my usual speed from my ISP is around 25 Mbit/s.

    • PureVPN Team says:


      We are sorry for the inconvenience. As you said you are getting good speed in your laptop when connecting to UK servers which indicates that its not our server end issue, it has some thing to do with your Router, having said that we recommend you to try this server, if you haven’t already, it might give you better speed.

      Server address:

      Try this and update us with your precious feedback.

  5. SeoulSearcher64 says:

    Followed the above to VPN my DD-wrt router to a PPTP server to use P2P without local ISP’s severe throttling. Worked well, however other devices on the same router were unable to connect to the internet. . .even while using your app, changing the SmartDNS or connecting the second device to a different purevpn server. How do I get the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th devices connected – all using the same DD-WRT router?

    • PureVPN Team says:


      Thanks for reaching out. You are suggested to enable “NAT” option in your Router’s settings then you will be able to access other devices.

      If you need further assistance then feel free to join us on live chat, we are available 24/7!

  6. Carlos Ramos says:

    dont work this to

    • PureVPN Team says:

      Hi Carlos,

      Sorry for the inconvenience. Can you please share the error you are getting, so we may assist you in better way.

  7. Eric says:

    In the PureVPN app there are so called “Modes” available which one can use depending of their intended usage (Streaming, File Sharing, etc…)… Once i setup PureVPN on my DD-WRT enabled router, how would I alternate between any of these modes? ex: go from “File Sharing” to “Stream”?

    • PureVPN Team says:

      Hi Eric,

      Thanks for reaching out. Since we do not have a dedicated app for Router, so it would not be possible to use different Modes. However, you can tell us your purpose of using VPN and we can recommend you few best server choices.

      • Eric says:

        I alternate between File Sharing and Internet Freedom modes. But honestly i’m not sure i can tell the difference when i do (UL and DL speeds remain pretty constant)… Any any case, recommend away!

  8. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi David,

    Thanks for reaching out. You can follow this tutorial to configure your router.

    If you face any issue in configuring then kindly send us screenshots of your Router’s Wan settings page at [email protected] and we will guide you accordingly. Thanks!

  9. David says:

    Hi, I need a config for smart router linksys WRT1200 AC

  10. David says:

    Hi, I need a config for my smart router linsys WRT 1200 AC

  11. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Moustafa,

    Thanks for reaching out. This is a Modem and unfortunately, PureVPN does not work with Modem but there is nothing to worry, PureVPN works absolutely fine with most of the devices. You can see the completed list of supported device here

    Let me know if I can help you with anything else!

  12. Moustafa A Sian says:

    xyxel P-2601HN-F1 — I want the settings of this device and method

  13. PureVPN Team says:

    Simone, Please connect your netgear router with Ethernet wire to your ISP modem.

    Feel free to drop a line, if you have further question!

  14. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out to us. I would like to inform you that you cannot configure both ISP connection and VPN on a same router, you can only use this particularly for VPN purpose only. And you need to select “PPTP” in connection type.

    Hope it helps, if you still face any issue, feel free to drop us a line OR you can also contact us on live chat, where we are available 24/7 for your assistance!

    • Sastaldo says:

      I see. But the netgear r7000 doesn’t have the rj11 connection, so I connect the router r7000 to modem isp by LAN-to-WAN structure. Am I wrong? Might I have to use LAN-to-LAN connection between 2 devices?

  15. Sastaldo says:

    I configured my house home like the image above in your guide. So I have a router/modem TP-LINK and a netgear R7000 (eith dd-wrt firmware) like a router. I have configured the two devices in way that TP-LINK works only like a modem (so I remove dhcp server and open dmz on the ip router), and I had to configure the netgear with static ip. But with your guide I have to configure PPTP in place of STATIC IP option. So i’m not able to configure VPN on the router. What am I wrong?

  16. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out to us. I would suggest you to read this article this will help you out

    Feel free to contact us if you still have any question.

  17. Jernej Lessy says:

    Since I set up my router as shown, I get my account temporarily disabled because of Excessive Sessions – more than 200! sessions per day. Any ideas how to avoid of this problem?

  18. PureVPN Team says:


    I am sorry for the inconvenience. I would request you to try other UK servers and you will get England IP. You can find complete list of PureVPN servers on this page

    Let me know if you still face any issue!

  19. pausten says:

    Hi downloaded DD-WRT, & performed the configuration as intructed.
    HOWEVER! – I now appear to be in Houstan, whereas, I would like to be in England: Please advise me 🙂

  20. PureVPN Team says:


    Good day. Thanks for appreciation. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write us. Take care 🙂

  21. PureVPN Team says:


    I am Glad you could easily set up your router with our guide. Keep giving us your precious feedback, we really appreciate it.
    Thanks 🙂

  22. Ameer Rizvi says:

    thanks for the guide … easy to understand and the screen shots were really helpful

  23. Kora says:

    Thank you for this wonderful guide. Not everybody can easily configure a VPN on a router so this guide was pretty much required.

    • PureVPN Team says:

      Hi Kora,

      You are absolutely right, for most people its little hard to configure VPN without any guide and that is the reason we make sure to release guide for everything, so our valuable users like you, does not have to face any issue whatsoever.
      Thanks for writing, have a good day!