Alternate VPN Unlimited PPTP Setup Guide for DD-WRT & Tomato

  • Normally we recommend using the OpenVPN protocol for VPN Unlimited 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 not to run VPN Unlimited 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. 
  • Contact VPN Unlimited support to receive a list of server addresses for all available VPN locations along with your special PPTP login credentials.
  • Scroll down for VPN Unlimited PPTP Tomato firmware settings.

Entering VPN Unlimited 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 VPN Unlimited server. List of Server Addresses are sent by VPN Unlimited support by request. 

Username

Enter your VPN Unlimited PPTP username found in your support e-mail.

Password

Enter your VPN Unlimited password found in your support e-mail.

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 VPN Unlimited DD-WRT VPN 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. Visit http://www.whatismyipaddress.com to verify your new IP address and virtual location. 
    Note: In some cases you may notice that the location is not showing the same location as the server you have input in your router settings; this is because geo tracking tools are often tricked by VPN connections. As long as you see an IP address that is not the same as your normal Internet IP address then you are indeed connected to VPN Unlimited.

How do I turn off my VPN Unlimited 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 VPN Unlimited PPTP settings will stay in the router if you would like to turn the connection back on. 

 

Entering VPN Unlimited 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

Username

Enter your VPN Unlimited PPTP username found in your support e-mail.

Password

Enter your VPN Unlimited password found in your support e-mail.

Use DHCP

Checked

Subnet Mask

255.255.255.0

PPTP Gateway

Enter your VPN Unlimited server. List of Server Addresses are sent by VPN Unlimited support by request. 

Click Save at the bottom of the page.

Reboot Router.


Verifying a successful VPN connection:

How can I tell if my PPTP Tomato VPN Unlimited 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 VPN Unlimited PPTP WAN IP address as your Gateway.
  3. Visit http://www.whatismyipaddress.com to verify your new IP address and virtual location. 
    Note: In some cases you may notice that the location is not showing the same location as the server you have input in your router settings; this is because geo tracking tools are often tricked by VPN connections. As long as you see an IP address that is not the same as your normal Internet IP address then you are indeed connected to VPN Unlimited.

How do I turn off my VPN Unlimited 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 VPN Unlimited PPTP settings will stay in the router if you would like to turn the connection back on.
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