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How to Setup PureVPN Manually on TP-Link Router?

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Mar 10, 2015
May 08, 2019
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TP-Link is the most used wireless router in the world and is used to extend a WAN network to connect multiple devices. Setting up PureVPN on your TP-Link router manually is not a hefty task. We used the TP-Link TL-WR940N (c 3. 16.9 Build 150311 Rel.62186n) for this how-to. There are so many models of TP-Link routers, and so not all of them can be entertained. However, this should give you a general idea of how the setup process will be.

 

Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • VPN Supported Router.
  • Own a premium PureVPN account (If you do not already own one, you can buy a subscription from here)

 

Please follow below steps to configure PureVPN manually on TP-Link Router:

1 The following image describes how the VPN setup will look like.

TPLINK

2 Access your router control panel and click ‘Network’ from the left panel and then click ‘WAN’.

tp-link

3 In ‘WAN Connection Type’ select ‘PPTP/Russia PPTP’ from drop down menu.

4 Type in your PureVPN ‘Username’ and ‘Password’ in respective fields as provided by PureVPN

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5 Select ‘Dynamic IP’.

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6 In ‘Service IP Address’ field Insert your desired server address in ‘VPN Server’. Click here to get server list

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7 Click on ‘DHCP’ and then enter Primary and Secondary DNS

dns

8 Click on ‘Basic Security’ and enable:

SPI Firewall

PPTP Passthrough

L2tp Passthrough

IP Sec Passthrough

passthrough

9 Choose whether you would like to be reconnected manually, on demand or always.

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10 When you have done the above, click on “Save”. You Are Done!

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Please use the comments box below to let us know whether this guide worked for you and whether you want us to add something to it.

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  2. skmwasti says:

    This setup is no more valid with the TP-link firmware ver.13. To be specific i was using this setup with WR841N firmware ver.12 from last yr. and it is working fine. But I’ve bought same model this yr. with firmware version 13 and this setup is not working.
    I presume this is an all round effect and this setup is no longer valid. worked like a charm on previous version as i said earlier.
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  5. Andrew F says:

    I have the same problem. Did you get it to work?

  6. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out. We have a feature called ‘Internet kill Switch’ if you vpn gets disconnected, it kills your internet activity but this feature is only available on PureVPN Windows and Mac apps. For router we do not have this as yet!

  7. a_barsa says:

    Hello , Thanks for the great tutorial , it worked fine with me , but I have question
    if the connection to the vpn server get down , the internet traffic will go through the real ip , is the any way to make sure that the traffic just through the vpn server goes . ?

  8. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out. Usually, Huawei routers does not offer either PPTP or OpenVPN support and in this case PureVPN cannot be setup. However, if your router has PPTP or OpenVPN options and does not work as modem then it should work fine.

    Hope this answers query, let us know if you have further questions!

  9. Gabor Nemeth says:

    hi i like to set up purevpn on huawei e5573 is it possible?

  10. eulisef says:

    Hi, I would like to setup PureVPN directly on the Fire TV Stick instead of my home router. Is there a way to do so? I already payed the 2 year subscription and I am using the VPN on iPhone and WIndows with those installers. My Fire TV Stick is already rooted by the way. Is there a .apk I can sideload to configure this? Thanks

  11. PureVPN Team says:

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. Kindly go to Security tab and disable Firewall hopefully this work. In case, you still face this issue then kindly connect using IP address instead of hostname.

    Tutorial: https://support.purevpn.com/how-to-get-server-ip-or-convert-hostdomain-name-to-ip-address

    Let us know if you need further assistance!

  12. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out. You will not be able to configure vpn on this router as it does not have both PPTP or OpenVPN options.

    Sorry we can’t be much help in this, let us know if we can help you with anything else!

  13. Hanson Toh says:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/345bfe414b48eb8587b09d4387217f8dc71e5867a6072caba19f1c46807d3462.png

    Hi there – In Malaysia, our TP-Link routers have a specific PPoE configuration that allows our ISP’s IPTV service to be recognised automatically (refer screenshot). How do I then switch over to “PPTP/Russia PPTP” settings and yet maintain my IPTV connection? Sorry for my newbie questions – thanks for helping / advising!

  14. Aden Wilson says:

    Hello, I have lifetime PureVPN subscription… when I try to set this up on my ARcher C7 TPlink router… under WAN it keeps saying connecting… but never gets past connecting

  15. Hanson Toh says:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/345bfe414b48eb8587b09d4387217f8dc71e5867a6072caba19f1c46807d3462.png

    Hi there – I use wireless router TL-WR1043ND and when I went to the admin console, the Network / Wan tab looks like attached. It has a specific option customised for my ISP in Malaysia (Unifi), so I’m worried that if I change the top-level settings to Normal Mode (from Unifi), it will mess up my ISP settings and I won’t be able to get my IPTV, etc.

    Can you please advise or suggest other options? Apologies, as I’m a tech noob. 🙂

    Hanson

  16. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out. We offer almost all protocols however, you may use specific protocols depending on your device. Lets say you use PureVPN on Windows device then you can easily connect VPN using all protocols but if you are using PureVPN on a Router then you can only connect with PPTP and OpenVPN.

    Hope this answers your query, feel free to comment if you still have any questions!

  17. jason Lee says:

    Dear Salada,

    Has your issue resolved?

    REgards

    Jason

  18. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out. If your router supports PPTP then it should work fine.

    Feel free to comment if you still have any questions!

  19. Cintia Suplicy says:

    Hello. Does this tutorial work on any model of TP-Link routers?

  20. Cintia Suplicy says:

    Hello. Does this tutorial work on any model of TP-Link routers?

    • PureVPN Team says:

      Hi,

      Thanks for reaching out. This tutorial works absolutely fine for TP-Link routers.

      Let us know if you face any issue, we will be more than happy to assist you!

  21. PureVPN Team says:

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please join us on 24/7 live chat, let us know what error you are getting while setting this up and then we will guide you accordingly.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

  22. Tomtom Vadafk says:

    Hello, I have a cable ISP and I configured my TP-Link router like the above guide. I connect my ps3 trough wireless and run a Internet Connection test. Obtained IP – succeeded > Internet Connection – Succeeded > PSN – Failed.
    Ps. wont sign in eighter. Can you help me?

    • PureVPN Team says:

      Hi,

      We are sorry for the inconvenience. You are suggested to to change the DNS of PS3 to 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

      Let us know if it works out!

  23. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. You are suggested to first connect ADSL to Router and check the Internet connection on router then configure VPN on router.

    Feel free to contact us if you have further question!

  24. ClaudioSara EspoCucu says:

    hello , i have a problem in your configuration : my ADSL operator offers its wireless Internet network. part of the LAN cable from the dish switch it goes straight into the house , it must be connected to one of the Ethernet ports ( yellow ) of the router ( TP_LINK ) , and not the WAN port of the router . I set the vpn ( as well) as per instructions in the WAN settings but as rightly you can imagine all the devices connected to the router does not come out with IP VPN address. how can I solve this little problem? thank you so much

  25. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    I am sorry for the inconvenience. I would suggest you to disable SPI firewall of the router and enable PPTP passthrough option then check.

    If problem persists then kindly join us on live chat!

  26. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    I am sorry for the inconvenience. I would suggest you to disable SPI firewall of the router and enable PPTP passthrough option then check.

    If problem persists then kindly join us on live chat!

  27. PureVPN Team says:

    I am really sorry that your issue is still not resolved. I would suggest you to disable SPI firewall of the router and enable PPTP pass through option then check.

    If you still face speed issue then kindly join us on live chat so we may assist you in better way.
    Thanks for being Patient!

  28. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    I am sorry for the slow speed, please try to connect using this server address nl.pointtoserver.com and let us know if your speed is improved.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

    • Ivan Razmanov says:

      Hi sorry but it didn`t help it`s the same.And there is a massive difference when i`m using the windows software purevpn and when is trough the router.Any other server close to uk with good speed?

  29. Ivan Razmanov says:

    Hi i would like to ask a question before getting premium account.The thing is that i set up my TP Link with a free account but the speed is not really good i`m using server from netherland and i live in a Uk.With set it router i cant even open speed test.But when i`m using windows software with the same account and server everything is just perfect.So my question is why is it so slow when i`m using router and just brilliant when i`m using windows purevpn software?Just want to be sure before to make the purchases.Thanks in advance

  30. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out. If you router has PPTP or OpenVPN option then it should work. You can also send us Screenshots of your Router’s settings at [email protected] so, we may further confirm you.

    Thanks and have a Great day!

  31. Loid Monga says:

    I don’t see TP Link TL-ER604W supported here. Different firmware!

  32. Phil says:

    I would like to know I can setup with a dedicated IP directly in the router. It is not explained above. Can it be done ?

    • PureVPN Team says:

      Hi Phil,

      Thanks for reaching out to us. You can surely setup dedicated IP in router, just enter your dedicated IP address in Server IP Address Name OR where you enter server address.

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

  33. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    I would suggest you to join us on 24/7 live chat so we can assist you in better way.

    Thanks for understanding!

  34. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. Kindly connect with servers given on this page https://support.purevpn.com/vpn-servers and let me know if it works out.

  35. Salada says:

    I am in China and my router (TP-Link WR5800) uses PPPoE to dial a connection with my internet provider and get my network online. Ins’t the modem itself who dials the connection (I do not have that option on my modem, so the device that makes that job is my wi-fi router mentioned above).

    In this situation, how can I set up the VPN to work?

    I have a second router that could be added to my network (model TP-Link WR542N), but if I want to share the PPPoE connection dialed from the first router, I need to use LAN ports (not WAN ports), deactivate DHCP and change the router’s ip address so that it assumes a repeater condition and then I am able to use the same “PPPoE connection” without dialing it again.
    But doing it like that, I can’t set up the VPN as the cable isn’t connected to the WAN Port. I have tried to check many tutorials online on how could I manage it to make it work, and in the end, I spent the whole day trying to set it and I couldn’t.
    Also tried to talk with your support team on your online chat, but both of the 2 guys that I spoke with just made things even more confusing and didn’t provided me a solution.

    So, I ask again, how can I make things to work well here?

    The whole idea is to have my primary router being used as normal (dialing the PPPoE connection with my internet provider) and have my secondary router connected to the first router (using its internet connection) to then get connected to the VPN.
    So that I would have my first router “working on Chinese internet” and the second one always on VPN “working on Western internet”.
    In this case, I don’t need to always use the VPN Software to access western websites and disconnect to access chinese websites, I would like to just change between Wi-Fi connections (primary router and secondary router), plus that I wouldn’t need to always connect your VPN on my Mobile phone or Tablet while I am home (your android app doesn’t work well in here).

    Thanks a lot for your help.

  36. Salada says:

    What would be the best server to choose if I am in Center/North China for watching youtube, using google drive, cheking gmail and so on? I didn’t find any that is always stable, I need to change every day, or even several times during a day.

    Also, as a second question, is there any fast Brazilian server? When I need I use PureVPN’s Software to get connected to Brazil but 90% of the time is pretty slow like 5~100kbps, not delivering 2~3Mbps like American, HK, South Korean or Japanese servers. I just wanna watch football videos that are impossible to watch without a Brazilian IP.
    Thanks a lot!

  37. Paul says:

    The TP-Link router ac1200 has a new interface. There’s no place fpr the server-ip-adress any more. What can I do?

  38. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    I am sorry for the inconvenience. I would suggest you to disable your router Firewall and then check if your speed is improved or not. You can also refer to this tutorial for more tips on improving speed https://support.purevpn.com/how-to-turbo-charge-your-vpn-speed

    Feel free to contact us if you need further assistance!

  39. yuli says:

    Hello dear , i use china server why i got ip not in china??

    • PureVPN Team says:

      Hi Yuli,

      I am sorry for the inconvenience. Kindly try to connect with cn-hn1.pointtoserver.com server and your issue will be resolved.

      Feel free to contact us if you have further question/suggestion!

  40. jahn1001 says:

    Hi i have a router TPLINK AC1900 i set it up like u guys showed but its getting very slow. is there any help. My broadband is virgin superfast fibre optic. Did i done something wrong?

  41. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    We have updated South Korea in above our Server list, kindly check now.

    Feel free to contact us if you have further question/suggestion

  42. You don’t have South Korea on the Server list? They’ve got nice Netflix movie there too.

  43. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Chris,

    I am sorry for the inconvenience, please join us on live chat, so we can help you find a way to get it work properly.
    Thanks and have a good day!

  44. Chris Wheatley says:

    It was really easy to set up but sadly my doesn’t work well. BBC iPlayer doesn’t work and the rest are very slow using this router. It used to work fine with my previous L2TP VPN but PureVPN don’t support it using a router which is a shame.