How to Setup PPTP on DDWRT Router?

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Setting up PPTP on a DD-WRT router has many advantages. However, in order to benefit from the protocol, you must set it up beforehand. If you are not sure how to start, or where to begin with, here is what you need to do:

Things to Consider: Before you begin, ensure that:

  • 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 from 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”.


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” and then hit “Save”.


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


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



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  • PureVPN Team

    Hi, Thanks for reaching out.

    You’re requested to kindly share with us the router WAN setting page at, so that we may check your configuration and assist you accordingly.

  • PureVPN Team

    We apologize for the inconvenience which you’ve faced.

    You’re requested to kindly try the connection using the below servers and then check the connection :


    Hopefully it will resolve your issue. If you’ve any further query / question, feel free to contact us !

  • 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

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

      Thanks for understanding!

  • chrysemys

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

    • PureVPN Team


      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!

  • Gregor

    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


      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.

  • SeoulSearcher64

    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


      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!

  • Carlos Ramos

    dont work this to

    • PureVPN Team

      Hi Carlos,

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

  • Eric

    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

      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.

  • PureVPN Team

    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 and we will guide you accordingly. Thanks!

  • PureVPN Team

    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!

  • PureVPN Team

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

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

  • PureVPN Team


    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!

  • PureVPN Team


    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.

  • PureVPN Team


    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!

  • PureVPN Team


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

  • PureVPN Team


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

  • Kora

    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

      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!