PPTP for easy VPN connections?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by TekTimer, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. TekTimer

    TekTimer Serious Server Member

    I know PPTP isn't the greatest and OpenVPN is better, but I figured PPTP might be good in a pinch when traveling and I need to connect back easily with simple settings (No keys, etc). I currently use an online VPN service and on my iPhone it works perfect for my needs.

    I was able to get the PPTP Server working on my router, but I wanted to better understand what the best settings are for the most secure connection (Considering it has been cracked, but i'm talking in general).

    Broadcast Relay Mode Setting. Should this be set to both, or Lan to VPN Clients, or VPN Clients to Lan? I only want it right now to surf the web over my router's ip and connection, no actual computer sharing or anything.

    Is it more secure when turning on MPPE-128?

    Anything else that should be changed elsewhere or is that it?

    Are there any major risks in leaving my PPTP server running on my router? Would it make the router more susceptible to a possible hack attempt since that server is running, or should I be ok to leave PPTP running?
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2013
  2. JJack

    JJack Serious Server Member

    I had the same questions. I've heard OpenVPN is better, but I like the simplicity of PPTP.

    Unfortunately, I haven't been able to make it work. I can connect to the VPN server (on Tomato), but I cannot seem to browse network locations. I've set the IP range within the same subnet as my LAN. And yes, I did so to ensure there are no IP conflicts from the DHCP range, or static IP's.

    I'm running Shibby's build 115 on RTN66U.

    Setting up PPTP seems pretty straight forward. I can't understand why it's not working.
  3. NikCoul

    NikCoul Reformed Router Member

    Try OpenVPN-AS ... is really simple ... all via the webgui
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