Alternate SaferVPN PPTP Setup Guide for DD-WRT & Tomato

  • Normally we recommend using the OpenVPN protocol for SaferVPN 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 SaferVPN 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 SaferVPN PPTP Tomato firmware settings.

Entering SaferVPN 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 SaferVPN server. List of SaferVPN servers.

Username

Enter your email that you use to login to the SaferVPN website.

Password

Enter your password that you use to login to the SaferVPN 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 SaferVPN 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. Use WhatIsMyIpAddress.com to verify your new IP address. 

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

 

Entering SaferVPN 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 the email that you use to login to the SaferVPN website.

Password

Enter the password that you use to login to the SaferVPN

Use DHCP

Checked

Subnet Mask

255.255.255.0

PPTP Gateway

Enter your SaferVPN server. List of SaferVPN servers.

Options

require-mppe-128

Click Save at the bottom of the page.

Reboot Router.


Verifying a successful VPN connection:

How can I tell if my PPTP Tomato SaferVPN 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 SaferVPN PPTP WAN IP address as your Gateway.
  3. Use WhatIsMyIpAddress.com to verify your new IP address. 

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