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How to Setup PureVPN Manually on Asus (PPTP)

Sep 11, 2015
Sep 25, 2020
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Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • A Supported Router.
  • A Premium PureVPN account (if you haven’t bought it yet, click here to buy)

1 Access your Router Panel and Click on VPN from Left menu.

Access your Router Panel Asus Router

2 From VPN Section, Click on VPN Client then click on “Add profile”

Add profile of VPN client on Asus router

3 Under PPTP insert the following info:

  • Description: PureVPN, PureVPN US, PureVPN UK etc (Anything you like)
  • VPN Server: Insert any server, click here to get the server list
  • Username: Insert Username provided by PureVPN
  • Password: Insert Password provided by PureVPN
  • PPTP Options: Auto (For Streaming purpose select None)
  • Click OK

Under PPTP insert the information

4 Click on “Activate” to connect VPN

Click "Activate" to connect VPN

5 VPN connection will be established in few seconds.

VPN connection will be established


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Comments (13 )


  1. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out. You will need to access your Router panel to make any changes.

    Hope this answers your query, let us know if you still have any questions!

  2. Mike Bee says:

    Hello. I am not certain if this has been asked yet – as I am new to PureVPN and setting up the VPN on my Asus Router is something I will try to do when I get home later tonight. however, I am anxious to know the answer to this question –

    If I set up the VPN on my Asus Router, how will I be able to change which VPN server I will be using?

    Will I need to make the changes on the router, or can I use a client on my Windows machine to do it from home?

    Thanks much!

  3. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out. Here is how you can deactivate connection.

    Go to Status>Select Profile>Deactivate

    Let us know if you still have any questions!

  4. Lorenzo says:

    It’s true, Asus shows (X) on
    connect status. I go to System log to verify the connection
    status and I find
    Sequence Completed” at the end, meaning that OpenVPN is successfully
    connected. But how can I deactivate the connection? Thanks.

  5. Nam3less says:

    The settings for 3.74 are completely different than above. Secondly it didnt work on the Merlin fork build. It shows error when trying to connect. Please advise.

    • PureVPN Team says:


      We apologies for the inconvenience. You are suggested to send us screenshots of your Router’s Wan settings page at [email protected] so we may send you set up guide back.

      Thanks for understanding!

    • Chad McEntire says:

      I posted the instructions for how to get PureVPN to work with OpenVPN using ASUSWRT-Merlin as a comment in the knowledgebase document entitled “Configuration Guide for Asus OpenVPN”. Check the comments in that document for instructions.

  6. PureVPN Team says:


    I really apologies for the inconvenience. In order to solve this issue, we need additional details, can you please join us on live chat as that would be the quickest way to get this issues solved.
    Looking forward to hear from you!

  7. mihai says:

    I’ve followed these steps. works on my laptop but not on my TV. What I did wrong?

  8. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for your comment. Can you please tell me if you are properly connected to ISP modem? because it seems you are using same router for ISP configuration too.

    I will be waiting for your response.

  9. hawkeye27 says:

    There is more to the setup than you describe here. After connecting to the vpn server, I had to go back to the Quick Internet Setup tab and change my connection setup to one that required a user name and password. There are more screens to go through after that to verify the vpn settings. If you don’t go through these additional steps you will not be able to connect to the internet.

  10. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Ingo,

    Good day. After connecting VPN, please verify your IP, if it shows VPN IP then ignore the router warning. I hope you have got the answer, if you still have any questions or concern, feel free to ask.

  11. Ingo Berner says:

    Hi, after the configuration and starting the VPN Client the Router says ip conflict.. PPTP is working.

    But when PPTP is activ, i can not connect to my nas via DDNS. -> the ip had changed after the activation of the vpn client but still no connection.