I have set up a PPTP server connection so I can connect to a DD-WRT router remotely. I have set up the connection on my computer by using the "Connect to a Workplace" feature in Windows 8. I was having trouble browsing the internet, so I did the following to the properties on my side:
Right-clicked on the VPN connection > View connection properties > Networking (tab) then highlighted TCP IPv4 and clicked on Properties > Advanced
I UNchecked "Use default gateway on remote network" then went to the DNS tab and checked off "Register this connection's addresses in DNS."
That seemed to do the trick and I can browse the internet to test the OpenDNS settings that I have implemented on that network.
However, I cannot get a reliable connection to the router. It's only intermittent connection. I've tried everything. I've tried optimizing my MTU, tried creating a registry for tunnelMTU, and tried resetting the router remotely through telnet.
Sometimes I can ping 192.168.1.1, and when I can, I have tried the following:
Then when it connects to telnet:
root (username) xxxxx (password)
Then I type 'reboot' (without quotations). It reboots the router (I think? It says connection lost right after I do that, so I assume so), and still same problem. I NEVER have a problem connecting through VPN. It always connects without a problem. And I can browse the internet too. Just can't connect to the router reliably. I can't connect for most of the day. If I type 192.168.1.1 it just sits there forever and then won't connect to it.