How to set up PureVPN on Linksys router

Linksys routers have gained popularity and a massive user base over the years. If you use a Linksys router to connect to the internet, then here’s a guide for you to configure PureVPN on your Linksys router.

Written By Lorenzo Vincent

Updated at November 27th, 2023

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.

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up VPN on a Linksys E-5350 Wifi Router with Hardware version AC1000 and Software version 1.0.00 but first let’s see what are our requirements and recommendations.

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.

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How to set up PPTP on Linksys E-5350 Wifi router

  • To start setting up a VPN on Linksys router you first need to connect to it. For that, paste this address into your browser search field: http://192.168.0.1 (If this doesn't work, please consult your router’s manual to find what is the Default Gateway Address).
  • Once logged in, go to the Local Network option and select WAN Setup from the drop-down list.
  • Under the WAN Setup set the Internet Connection to PPTP.
  • Now enter the following information.
  • DNS 1: 8.8.8.8
  • DNS 2: 8.8.4.4
  • Server Address: (Please refer to the server addresses shared below. Please check 👉this link on how to convert PPTP server address into IP address.)
    1. Germany: de1.pointtoserver.com
    2. Netherlands: nl1.pointtoserver.com
    3. United Kingdom: ukl1.pointtoserver.com
    4. United States: usil1.pointtoserver.com
    5. United States: ustx1.pointtoserver.com
    6. United States: usca1.pointtoserver.com
    7. United States: usfl1.pointtoserver.com
    8. United States: usny1.pointtoserver.com
    9. United States: uswdc1.pointtoserver.com
    10. Australia: au-sd1.pointtoserver.com
  • Insert your PureVPN credentials. Here is how you can 👉find your VPN credentials.
  • Keep Alive: Always On
  • Click the Save button to activate the VPN connection.

PureVPN is connected now on your Linksys E-5350 Router.

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How to set up PPTP on Linksys router

  • Access router panel.
  • Insert the following info:
    1. Click Setup
    2. Then click Basic Setup
    3. Select PPTP from the drop-down menu under Internet Connection Type
  • Insert the following details:
  • Checkmark on Obtain an IP Address Automatically
  • Server Address: (Please refer to the IP server addresses shared below. Please check 👉this link on how to convert PPTP server address into IP Address.)
    1. Germany: de1.pointtoserver.com
    2. Netherlands: nl1.pointtoserver.com
    3. United Kingdom: ukl1.pointtoserver.com
    4. United States: usil1.pointtoserver.com
    5. United States: ustx1.pointtoserver.com
    6. United States: usca1.pointtoserver.com
    7. United States: usfl1.pointtoserver.com
    8. United States: usny1.pointtoserver.com
    9. United States: uswdc1.pointtoserver.com
    10. Australia: au-sd1.pointtoserver.com
  • Insert your PureVPN credentials. Here is how you can 👉find your VPN credentials.
  • Click Save Setting and Reboot.

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How to set up PPTP on Linksys Smart WiFi router

  • To start setting up a VPN on Linksys router you first need to connect to it. For that, paste this address into your browser search field: http://192.168.0.1 (If this doesn't work, please consult your router’s manual to find what is the Default Gateway Address).
  • Click Connectivity from Router Settings.
  • Click Internet Setting then click Edit.
  • Choose PPTP from Connection Type drop- down menu.
  • Now enter the following information.
  • Checkmark on Obtain an IP Address Automatically
  • Server Address: (Please refer to the IP server addresses shared below. Please click 👉here on how to convert PPTP server address into IP Address.)
    1. Germany: de1.pointtoserver.com
    2. Netherlands: nl1.pointtoserver.com
    3. United Kingdom: ukl1.pointtoserver.com
    4. United States: usil1.pointtoserver.com
    5. United States: ustx1.pointtoserver.com
    6. United States: usca1.pointtoserver.com
    7. United States: usfl1.pointtoserver.com
    8. United States: usny1.pointtoserver.com
    9. United States: uswdc1.pointtoserver.com
    10. Australia: au-sd1.pointtoserver.com
  • Enter your PureVPN credentials. Here is how you can find your VPN credentials.
  • MTU: Auto
  • Click Apply. You may have to wait while the settings are adjusted.
  • Click Local Network option.
  • Enter the Google DNS or other Open DNS address in Static DNS 1 and Static DNS 2 fields respectively.
  • Click Apply.

PureVPN is successfully connected now on your Linksys smart wifi router.

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How to install DDWRT firmware

  • Login to your Linksys router and click Configuration.
  • Click Administration.
  • Click Firmware upgrade.
  • Click Choose File and select the downloaded DD-WRT firmware file.
  • Click Upload.

Congratulations! Firmware upgraded to DD-WRT.

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How to set up OpenVPN

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. Here is how you can find your VPN 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
  1. CA Cert: Copy and paste all the content from the crt file you have downloaded with the OpenVPN configuration files.
  2. Click Save and then Apply Settings button.
  • Now navigate to the Status tab then OpenVPN to check the connection Status.
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