DD-WRT L2TP VPN setup tutorial


Here you will find how to setup L2TP VPN protocol on DD-WRT router. Setting up HeadVPN access under DD-WRT router is simple. The following instructions go step-by-step through the creation process of a L2TP VPN connection.


Connect to the router using either an Ethernet cable, or by joining the wireless network. Open a web browser, and load the following address: http://192.168.1.1

Go to Setup then select Basic Setup.

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Under Connection Type select L2TP.
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Under Gateway (L2TP Server) enter the IP address of the server you want to connect.

Under User Name enter your VPN username.
Under Password enter your VPN password.

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MTU change to Manual and set to 1460 as value.
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Enter an IP address for the DD-WRT access point. Note, if this is the second router then you must set a different Local IP address then your main router.
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Enable DHCP Server and uncheck all three checkboxes for ‘Use DNSMasq for DHCP’, ‘Use DNSMasq for DNS’ and ‘DHCP-Authoritative’.
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Apply Settings
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Click on Security then Firewall and set to Disabled SPI Firewall.
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Click on Security then click on VPN Passthrough and enable PPTP Passthrough.
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Apply Settings.
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Click on Administration Tab scroll down and click on Reboot Router.
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After the router will reboot it should connect to the VPN automatically. You can check the connection status by going to Status -> WAN tab. If Login Status say Connected then it’s OK, if not click to connect.

You are DONE! Now your DD-WRT router share your regular internet connection via VPN network.

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Enjoy HeadVPN service!