Alternate Perfect Privacy VPN PPTP Setup Guide for DD-WRT & Tomato

  • Normally we recommend using the OpenVPN protocol for Perfect Privacy VPN router connections, however if you are experiencing an issue with OpenVPN, such as slow speeds, then a PPTP connection may work faster in some cases. 
  • Make sure you are not running Perfect Privacy OpenVPN and PPTP connection protocols at the same time!
  • It is very difficult to troubleshoot any difficulties with PPTP connections due to lack of proper connection logging. If you have trouble establishing a PPTP connection we recommend sticking with the OpenVPN setup option. 
  • Scroll down for Perfect Privacy VPN PPTP Tomato firmware settings.

Entering Perfect Privacy VPN PPTP settings in DD-WRT:

In your DD-WRT FlashRouter settings click on the Setup > Basic Setup tab. Leave all settings not mentioned below as their default setting.

In the WAN Connection Type section:

Connection Type

PPTP

Gateway (PPTP Server)

Enter your Perfect Privacy VPN server. Choose from the Perfect Privacy server list.

Username

Enter your username that you use to login to the Perfect Privacy website.

Password

Enter your password that you use to login to the Perfect Privacy website.

Use DHCP

Yes

MPPE Encryption

Yes

Click Save at the bottom of the page.

Navigate to the Security > VPN Passthrough tab and set PPTP Passthrough to Enable

Click Apply Settings. 

Reboot Router.


Verifying a successful VPN connection:

How can I tell if my PPTP Perfect Privacy VPN DD-WRT connection is active?

  1. In the Status > WAN tab the Connection Type should be PPTP and Login Status should be Connected. 
  2. In the top right corner of your router settings you will notice that you have been assigned a new WAN IP address. 
  3. Use WhatIsMyIpAddress.com to verify your new IP address. 

How do I turn off my Perfect Privacy VPN DD-WRT PPTP connection:

  1. On the Setup > Basic Tab in the WAN Connection Type area change your Connection Type back to Automatic Configuration - DHCP then click Apply Settings and Reboot Router.
  2. The Perfect Privacy VPN PPTP settings will stay in the router if you would like to turn the connection back on. 

 

Entering Perfect Privacy VPN PPTP settings in Tomato:

In your Tomato FlashRouter settings click on the Basic > Network section. Leave all settings not mentioned below as their default setting.

In the WAN/Internet section:

Type

PPTP

Wireless Client Mode

Disabled

Username

Enter the username that you use to login to the Perfect Privacy website.

Password

Enter the password that you use to login to the Perfect Privacy website

PPTP Gateway

Enter your Perfect Privacy VPN server. Choose from the Perfect Privacy server list.

Options

require-mppe-128

DNS Server

Checked

DNS 1 

8.8.8.8

DNS 2

8.8.4.4

Connect Mode

Keep Alive

Redial Interval

10

MTU

Default

Use DHCP

Checked

Single Line MLPP

Unchecked

Click Save at the bottom of the page.

Reboot Router.


Verifying a successful VPN connection:

How can I tell if my PPTP Tomato Perfect Privacy VPN connection is active?

  1. In the Advanced > Routing area you will see ppp0 appear in your routing table list of connections. 
  2. On the Status > Overview page you will see in your WAN section that Connection Type is set to PPTP with an Perfect Privacy VPN PPTP WAN IP address as your Gateway.
  3. Use WhatIsMyIpAddress.com to verify your new IP address. 

How do I turn off my Perfect Privacy VPN Tomato PPTP connection:

  1. On the Basic > Network page in the WAN/Internet area change your Type back to DHCP then click Save below and Reboot Router.
  2. The Perfect Privacy VPN PPTP settings will stay in the router if you would like to turn the connection back on.
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