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How to configure a PPTP Server on TP-LINK Router?

PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol) Server is used to create a VPN connection for remote clients. To configure PPTP Server on TP-LINK router, please follow the instructions below.

Configuring a PPTP Server on TP-LINK router
Step 1:
Access the router’s management webpage, verify the settings needed on the router.
 
Step 2:
Click on VPN->L2TP/PPTP->IP Address Pool, enter Pool Name and IP Address Range, and then click on Add.
NOTE: IP Address pool must be different range from LAN IP address range.
 
Step 3:
Look for protocol, select PPTP; the Mode should be Server.
 
Step 4:
Enter Account Name and Password whatever you like, here we use “client” as account name, password is “123456”.
 
Step 5:
Under Tunnel, select Client-to-LAN.
 
Step 6:
The tunnel supports up to 10 connections, we enter 5 in this example.
 
Step 7:
If there are no special requirements, remain the Encryption as Enabled.
 
Step 8:
Under IP Address Pool, select “group” we have added before.
 
Step 9:
Look for Status, select Active.
 
Step 10:
Click on Add and then click on Save.
 
Configuring PPTP client on remote PC (Windows 7)
NOTE: For remote PC to connect to PPTP server, it can use Windows built-in PPTP software or Third-party PPTP software.
 
Step 1:
Click on Start->Control Panel->Network and Internet->Network and Sharing Center.
 
Step 2:
Click on Set up a new connection or network.
 
Step 3:
Choose Connect to a workplace, and then click on Next.
 
Step 4:
Select Use my Internet connection (VPN)
 
Step 5:
Under Internet address field, enter router’s WAN IP address, and then click on Next.
 
Step 6:
Enter User name and Password, and then click on Create.
 
Step 7:
The VPN connection is created and ready to use, click on Close.
 
Step 8:
Go to Network and Sharing Center and click on Change adapter settings on the left menu.
Step 9:
Right Click on VPN Connection and select Properties, choose Security, Type of VPN: Point to Point Tunneling Protocol(PPTP),Date encryption: it's recommended to choose optional encrypted, and click OK.
 
Step 10:
Right Click on VPN Connection and select Connect.
 
Step 11:
Enter User name and Password and then click on Connect.
 
Step 12:
If the PPTP tunnel is established successfully, you can check it on List of Tunnel
                                          
 
Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.