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How to Setup PPTP on TP-Link Router

Mar 10, 2015
Jun 06, 2023
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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 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:

  1. You have a working internet connection.
  2. VPN Supported Router.
  3. A Premium PureVPN account (If you haven’t bought yet click here to buy)
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 subscriptions 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 on Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.
How to setup PPTP on TP-Link router
  • Access your router control panel and click Network from the left panel and then click WAN.
  • In WAN Connection Type select PPTP/ Russia PPTP from drop-down menu.
  • Enter your PureVPN credentials. Here is how you can find your VPN credentials.
  • Select Dynamic IP.
Select 'Dynamic IP' in TP Link Router
  • In Service IP Address field Insert your desired server address in VPN Server. (For server address, please refer to the list below.)
    1. Germany:
    2. Netherlands:
    3. United Kingdom:
    4. United States:
    5. United States:
    6. United States:
    7. United States:
    8. United States:
    9. United States:
    10. Australia:
  • Click DHCP and then enter Primary and Secondary DNS.
  • Click Basic Security and enable:
    1. SPI Firewall
    2. PPTP Passthrough
    3. L2TP Passthrough
    4. IPsec Passthrough
Unable mentioned settings in Basic Security tab
  • Choose whether you would like to be reconnected manually, on demand or always.
reconnect manually on demand or always
  • When you have done the above, click Save.
click on "Save"
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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 server and your issue will be resolved.

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