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This tutorial will show you how to set up your Tomato router using PPTP.

Important: PPTP offers minimal security and should only be used for anonymization or for changing locations. For improved security, use the OpenVPN setup.

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Get your manual configuration details
Configure your VPN
Disconnect the VPN

Get your manual configuration details

Open the Welcome Email you received when you signed up for ExpressVPN. Click the link in the email.

open the welcome email

If you can’t find the link, sign in to your ExpressVPN account.

sign in to your expressvpn account

Once you’ve clicked the link in the welcome email or signed in to the website, click on Set Up on More Devices.

set up on more devices windows

Click on Manual Config on the left side of the screen and then select PPTP & L2TP/IPsec on the right. This will show you your usernamepassword, and a list of server addresses around the world.

copy pptp and l2tp info

Keep this browser window open. You will need this information for the setup.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Configure your VPN

In a new browser window, type or in the address bar to access your router’s control panel. Enter the admin name and password for your router, then click Log In.

router settings

In the left-hand menu, click on VPN Tunneling. Then click on PPTP Client.

vpn tunneling, pptp client

Configure your PPTP client as shown below. Make sure you Save your settings before clicking on Start Now.

pptp client configuration

Start with WAN: check.
Enter the server address, username, and password obtained earlier.
Encryption: Auto.
Stateless MPPE connection: check.
Accept DNS configuration: select Exclusive.
Redirect Internet traffic: check.
Create NAT on tunnel: check.
Click Save.
Click Start Now.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Disconnect the VPN

If you want to disconnect your PPTP VPN connection, click on Stop Now in the PPTP Client Configuration window.

disconnect, stop now

Need help? Click here to contact the ExpressVPN Support Team via Live Chat

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