How to Set PPTP on Linksys Smart WiFi

Feb 12, 2020
Jan 15, 2021
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Here’s how to use on your Linksys Smart WiFi router with PureVPN.

1 To start set up VPN on Linksys router you first have to connect to it. For that you have to put in your browser the following address: (If this doesn’t work, please consult your router’s manual to find what is the Default Gateway Address). Also you have to set your network connection to obtain IP address automatically if you connect to your router via Ethernet.

set up VPN on Linksys router

2 Select “Connectivity” from “Router Settings”.

Router Settings to set PPTP VPN Client

3 Select Internet Settings then click  Edit near Type of Internet Connection.

Type of Internet Connection

4 Choose PPTP from Connection Type drop-down menu.

Choose PPTP from Connection Type

5 Now enter the following information.

• Check the “Obtain an IPv4 address automatically (DHCP)” checkbox.
• Enter the IP address of the VPN server you want to connect to in the “Server IPv4 Address” field. Please check this link on how to convert server address into IP address.
• Enter your PureVPN provided username and password.
• MTU: Auto
• Click Apply. You may have to wait while the settings are adjusted.

enter the following information to connect PPTP VPN client

6 Choose Local Network option. Enter the Google DNS or other Open DNS addresses in Static DNS 1 and Static DNS 2 fields respectively.

7 Click Apply.

VPN is successfully connected

8 PureVPN is successfully connected now on your Linksys smart wifi router.

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