Setting up PPTP VPN connection on DD-WRT routers

Modified on: Fri, 23 Sep, 2016 at 1:22 PM

If your DD-WRT router supports OpenVPN, we suggest that you connect to our service by following the OpenVPN setup guide below:

DD-WRT Router SSL OpenVPN Setup

Otherwise, if your,router doesn't support OpenVPN or you just wish to connect using the built-in PPTP VPN connection, please follow the instructions below:

Getting Started

Login to your DD-WRT router control panel by entering the router IP address (Network Gateway) into your web browser.

If you do not know the address of your router refer to the instructions lined below:

How To Find Your Default Network Gateway

Setting up the connection

Click on the Setup tab and select Basic Setup.

Enter the configuration as below in WAN Setup:

Connection Type PPTP
Gateway (PPTP Server)
Username Your My Private Network VPN Username
Password Your My Private Network VPN Password
Use DHCP Yes
MPPE Encryption Enable
Packet Reordering Disable
Dual-Access Mode No
Receive IPTV No
Connection Strategy Keep Alive with a redial period of 20 seconds

Note: The above gateway used is if you wish to connect to our UK (GBR) service. If you wish to connect to any of our other servers, i.e. our USA servers, all you need to do is change the server name on the Gateway (PPTP Server) field. 


For a detailed list of server names and countries you can connect to, please refer to our knowledge base article below: 

Which Countries Can I Connect To?

While Router Name is optional, we recommend that you set it up in a way that you recognize this network is a VPN network.

Scroll down to Network Setup and enter the configuration as below:

In the Router IP section, set your Local DNS to and leave the other setting as it is.

In Network Address Server Settings (DHCP) section, set your;

Static DNS 1 to

Static DNS 2 to 

Leave every other setting as it is. Once that's done, click on Save and Apply Settings.

Check if your VPN is connected

Go to Status > WAN and check the Login Status.

This should state Connected. If it's not, click on Connect and it should connect you to our VPN servers.

Once connected, anything using this router connection will be routed through our VPN service.

To confirm, you can check your public IP from our website link below:

My Private Network IP Info Page

Any problems?

Unfortunately, it does not always go to plan!

If you have any problems or need any further information, please send us an email to and we will do our best to assist you.

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