How to set up VPN(PPTP,L2TP) on Linksys Routers

How to set up VPN(PPTP,L2TP) on Linksys Routers

Step1: To start set up VPN(PPTP,L2TP) on Linksys routers you first have to connect to it. For that you have to put in your browser the following address: (If this doesn’t work, please consult your routerís manual to find what is the Default Gateway Address). Also you have to set your network connection to obtain IP address automatically if you connect to your router via Ethernet.


Step2: Select “Connectivity” from “Router Settings” (1).

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Step3: Select “Internet Settings” (2).

Click on “Edit” (3) near “Type of Internet Connection setting”.

Choose PPTP / L2TP from the “Connection Type” drop-down menu (4).

Important! By setting up a L2TP VPN on Linksys routers your IP will be changed but your traffic will NOT be encrypted. That happens because the connection does not use IPSec.

Check the “Obtain an IPv4 address automatically (DHCP)” checkbox (5).

Enter the IP address of the VPN server you want to connect to in the “Server IPv4 Address” field (6). You can find all the available servers in the VPN Servers in the Client area.

Enter your VPN username and password (7). You can find them in the client area on our website, by going to “My VPNS“. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the client area credentials.

Click on “Apply” (8) to save changes.

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Step4: Choose “Local Network” (9).

Enter the Public Google DNS or other open DNS addresses in the “Static DNS 1” and “Static DNS 2” fields (10).

Click on “Apply” (11).

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Step5: Restart the router.

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