Netgear routers support VPN connections using two different protocols: PPTP and L2TP/IPSec. Before following any of the instructions below, note that you will need specific information from your VPN provider in order to complete these steps.
To setup a PPTP VPN connection on your Netgear router:
1. Login to the router’s web interface by entering its IP address into a web browser’s URL bar. The default IP address for Netgear routers is http://192.168.1.1.
2. Enter your username and password when prompted – the default credentials for Netgear routers are “admin” for both the username and password fields.
3. Click on “Advanced” in the menu on the left side of the page, then select “VPN Settings” from the drop-down menu that appears beneath it.
4. In the “PPTP/L2TP Server Address” field under Peers, enter your VPN provider’s server address here – this should be supplied by your provider.. In most cases this will be some variation of “pptpvpn(dot)yourprovider(dot)com” or “l2tpvpn(dot)yourprovider(dot)com”. If a specific server address isn’t provided, contact customer support for assistance in finding one that works with your service.. 5 Under “Call Direction”, set this to “Dial Out”. 6 For “My IP Address”, enter an unused private IP address from within your home network’s range – e., 192XX or 10.XX . Some providers may have already configured a server IP within their networks; check with them before proceeding . 7 Under “User Name”, enter your VPN login username – again, this should be supplied by your provider 8 Under “Password”, enter your VPN login password 9 Leave all other options untouched . 10 Click “Apply” at te bottom of hte screen make sure everything looks good then reboot hte router whic can be done form th ebasic settings page 11 To verify everything worked log intothe router again an go back tot he vpn settgins page 12 y oushould see somthing like thi sin te pptp client status box : Connected: MyIpAdress after clicking apply try connecting otth einternet via te vpn using either WiFi or ethernet wired conenction 13 whentryingto access something tat uses te internet suchas accessinga wesbite loading mail etc itmay take along time since it has to go throught eh tunnel first but onceloaded pages shuld load relatively quickly Enjoy!
First, you’ll need to choose a VPN provider. There are many options available, but we recommend ExpressVPN. Once you’ve signed up for an account with ExpressVPN, head over to their website and download the app for your router.
First, you’ll need to sign up for a VPN service. There are many reputable providers out there, so take some time to compare features and prices before making your decision. Once you’ve chosen a provider, sign up for an account and make note of any credentials or settings that you’ll need later on.
Next, log into your router’s web interface and navigate to the VPN settings page. Here, you’ll need to enter in the information provided by your VPN provider (such as the server address, login credentials, etc.). Once everything is entered correctly, save your changes and reboot your router.
After your router has rebooted, open up the VPN client software on your computer or mobile device and connect to the new VPN connection that should now be listed. If all goes well, you should now be connected to the Internet via your new VP connection! Enjoy increased privacy and security online!
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