How to setup PPTP VPN for Tomato routers


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To setup your Tomato router using PPTP, please follow the steps below. Note that ExpressVPN strongly recommends the OpenVPN configuration over PPTP because it is more secure.

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, log in to your account here.

log in to

Once you’ve clicked the link in the welcome email or logged in to the website, click on Set Up ExpressVPN on the Active Subscriptions page.


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.

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.

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

disconnect, stop now

Awesome. Your Tomato router is now set up with PPTP. You’re ready to surf!

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