How to set up PureVPN on Belkin router

PureVPN can easily be setup on just about any device you can think of, including Belkin routers. Here’s how to do that

Written By Lorenzo Vincent

Updated at May 28th, 2024

Configuring a PureVPN tunnel on your router is a great way to ensure the safety and security of all the devices in your home. This method is especially beneficial if you have devices that don’t have VPN compatibility or you want to protect all the Wi-Fi-connected devices in your home.

PureVPN can easily be setup on just about any device you can think of, including Belkin routers. For those that want to enjoy greater control and wish to go about doing things on their own, they can manually set up Belkin VPN using PureVPN, here's how:

Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration

To find your VPN credentials log into the PureVPN Member Area. Click 👉 here to visit Member Area.

  • Login to the Member Area using your PureVPN registered email address and password.

  • On Subscription tab scroll down to be able to view your VPN credentials.

  • You will be able to see and copy your VPN credentials.
  • Note down your PureVPN username and click the Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.


How to set up PPTP on Belkin router

  • This image shows what your VPN setup will look like.

  • Access your router control panel and click on Internet on the left panel

  • Select PPTP tab from the top menu.
  • In WAN interface type field select Dynamic IP Address.
  • Leave Hostname and MAC Address fields blank.
  • Under PPTP Settings:
  • Enter your PureVPN credentials.
  • Insert the desired server: (You may use one of the servers mentioned below)
    1. Germany:
    2. Netherlands:
    3. United Kingdom:
    4. United States:
    5. United States:
    6. Australia:
  • Set Connection ID to 0 and in MTU field enter value 1400
  • In Type field select Keep Connection from the drop-down menu and then click Apply

That's about it. Enjoy total and unlimited internet freedom with PureVPN!


How to install DD-WRT firmware

  • Login to your Belkin router and click on Firmware update.

  • Click on Choose file and select the downloaded DD-WRT firmware file.

  • Click Update.

Congratulations! Firmware upgraded to DD-WRT.


How to set up OpenVPN on DD-WRT firmware

First, you need to download all OpenVPN files. Once downloaded, extract the files.

  • Open your DDWRT Control Panel and select Services then go to VPN tab and Enable OpenVPN Client.

  • Now configure your OpenVPN client as shown below.
    1. OpenVPN Client: Enable
    2. CVE Mitigation: Disable
    3. Server IP/Name: Enter your desired location’s TCP/UDP server address here. Server list can be accessed from here:
    4. Port: 80 (For TCP)/ 53 (For UDP)
    5. Tunnel Device: TUN
    6. Tunnel Protocol: TCP/UDP
    7. Encryption Cipher: AES-256-CBC
    8. Hash Algorithm: SHA-1
    9. Inbound Firewall on TUN: Uncheck
    10. User Pass Authentication: Checked
    11. Username and Password: Enter your PureVPN credentials.
    12. Advanced Options: Enabled
    13. TLS Cipher: None
    14. Compression: Adaptive
    15. NAT: Enable
    16. Firewall Protection: Disable
    17. Tunnel UDP MSS-Fix: Disable
    18. Verify Server Cert.: Checked
    19. TLS Key Choice: TLS Auth
    20. TLS Key: Copy and paste all the content from the key file you have downloaded with the OpenVPN configuration files.
    21. Additional Config: 
      1. persist-key
      2. persist-tun 
    22. CA Cert: Copy and paste all the content from the crt file you have downloaded with the OpenVPN configuration files.
    23. Click Save and then Apply Settings button.

  • Now navigate to the Status tab then OpenVPN to check the connection Status.