[FAQ ID: 411]How to setup site-to-site PPTP VPN on TP-LINK Router

Suitable for: TL-ER6120

Site-to-Site PPTP VPN connection is established between two VPN routers.To setup Site-to-Site PPTP VPN on TL-LINK Routers, please follow the instructions below.

  1.   Verify the settings needed for PPTP VPN on Router
  2.   Configuring a PPTP Server on TP-LINK router(Router A)
  3.  Configuring a PPTP Client on TP-LINK router(Router B)

Verify the settings need for PPTP VPN on Router

Router A’s Status Page:

Router B’s Status Page:

Configuring a PPTP Server on TP-LINK router

 Step 1 : Access Router A’s management page, 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 2 : Go to L2TP/PPTP Tunnel, look for protocol, select PPTP; the Mode should be Server.

Step 3 : Enter Account Name and Password whatever you like, here we use “pptp” as account name, password is “pptp”.

Step 4 : Under Tunnel, select LAN-to-LAN.

Step 5 : Under IP Address Pool, select “VPN” we have added before.

Step 6 : Under Remote Subnet, enter Router B’s local subnet, we enter “192.168.1.0/24” in this example.

Step 7 : Look for Status, select Active.

Step 8 : Click on Add and then click on Save.

Configuring a PPTP client on TP-LINK Router

Step 1 : Access Router B’s management page, go to L2TP/PPTP Tunnel, look for protocol, select PPTP; the Mode should be Client.

Step 2 : Enter “pptp” as Account Name and “pptp” as Password.

Step 3 : Under Server IP, enter Router A’s IP address, which is 183.37.240.111.

Step 4 : Under Remote Subnet, enter Router B’s local subnet, we enter “192.168.1.0/24” in this example.

Step 5 : Look for Status, select Active.

Step 6 : Click on Add and then click on Save.

Step 7: If the PPTP tunnel is established successfully, you can check it on List of Tunnel.  

Also, PC within the local subnet of Router B, can ping Router A’s LAN IP (192.168.0.1).