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How to Setup PureVPN Manually on TP-Link Router?

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Starting June 15th, 2021, PureVPN will discontinue offering support for PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP protocols on the majority of VPN locations.

However, at the popular request of our users, we will continue to support the following locations for users to connect using PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP protocols:

Germany: de1.pointtoserver.com
Netherlands: nl1.pointtoserver.com
United Kingdom: ukl1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usil1.pointtoserver.com
United States: ustx1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usca1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usfl1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usny1.pointtoserver.com
United States: uswdc1.pointtoserver.com
Australia: au-sd1.pointtoserver.com

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 namely Archer C7, AC1750, AC1200 etc. routers. 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.

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

Image of TP Link VPN Router

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


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. For further instructions on how to check your active PureVPN username and password click here.)


5 Select ‘Dynamic IP’.

Select 'Dynamic IP' in TP Link Router

6 In ‘Service IP Address’ field Insert your desired server address in ‘VPN Server’. (For server addreses, please refer to the note above.)


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


8 Click on ‘Basic Security’ and enable:

  • SPI Firewall
  • PPTP Passthrough
  • L2TP Passthrough
  • IPsec Passthrough

Unable mentioned settings in Basic Security tab

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

reconnect manually on demand or always

10 When you have done the above, click on “Save”.

click on "Save"

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

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Comments (13 )


  1. Edison Ledashar Longasa says:

    i already try to disable SPI firewall still keep saying connecting.. please help

  2. WittyPixel says:

    yes it does, thank you.

  3. WittyPixel says:

    since PPTP is known to be a weak protocol, will you be upgrading your service soon?

  4. PureVPN Team says:


    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!

  5. PureVPN Team says:


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

    Let us know if it works out!

  6. Yelawolf says:

    I have the same problem. A PPTP router setup is 90% Slower than the Windows software.

  7. 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?

  8. Shion says:

    Hi Salada, are you able to get done successfully??

  9. 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!

  10. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. Can you kindly share screenshot of your WAN’s settings page with us at [email protected] so we can assist you in better way.

  11. 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!