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How to set up PPTP VPN on Asus Routers

This tutorial will show you how to set up PPTP VPN on Asus Routers using the SmartyDNS VPN services. If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Connect to your router. To do that you have to enter the following address in your browser: http://192.168.1.1. Also, if you are connected to your router via Ethernet, set your network connection to obtain the IP address automatically.
  2. In the “Advanced Settings” box click on “VPN” button (1).

    How to set up VPN on Asus Routers: Step 1

  3. Then click on “VPN Client” tab (2).

    How to set up VPN on Asus Routers: Step 2

  4. In the “VPN Client” tab click on “Add profile” (3).

    How to set up VPN on Asus Routers: Step 3

  5. Make sure that thee “PPTP” option (4) is selected, then fill the fields (5) and check the radio buttons with the following settings:

    “Description” – type a name for your connection, for example: SmartyDNS PPTP

    “VPN server” – type the IP address of the SmartyDNS server you want to connect to.

    To find the entire list of all available servers, sign in to your account on our website, go to “Setup” -> “VPN Servers“. If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

    Type one more time the same hostname in the “Remote ID” field (10).

    In the username and password fields type your VPN username and password.

    To find your VPN username and password, sign in to your account on our website, go to “Setup” -> “VPN Username & Password“. If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

    “Auto-reconnection” – choose “Yes”.

    “PPTP Options” – select “MPPE 128”.

    Then click on “OK” button (6).

    How to set up VPN on Asus Routers: Step 4

  6. Now click on “Activate” button (7) and wait until the connection is activated.

    How to set up VPN on Asus Routers: Step 5

  7. The connection is now created and it is ready to use. To check if you are connected to a VPN server, check if you IP address is changed.

    How to set up VPN on Asus Routers: Step 6

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