I have a broadband internet connection at home. I connect a wireless router to it. The router gives all my local machines addresses. My company has a VPN server located far far away. I can connect to it using the simple PPTP client built into windows 7. It works great.

However, I cannot connect two different computers in my local network to that same VPN. Whatever computer connects first gets the connection and none others can use it.
Example: I connect to the VPN on my desktop. I cannot then connect to it through my laptop. And vice versa.

I believe this has been asked many times before, in many forms. But I see no clear answer. I believe this is possble, just cannot find how. This has been bugging me for years!

  • Works now? Or still having problems? – MadBoy Aug 28 '11 at 14:37
  • Did not work, just lost the computer VPN, and so disabled the PPTP on the router. I did not know what to put in for the MPPE, as the encryption is optional, and all examples show required, but no alternatives. I can't have it down for long periods, so gave up for now. At least this is a possible route, just no time to properly investigate it at this time. – Daniel Williams Aug 29 '11 at 2:23

DD-WRT comes with built-in PPTP client. This tutorial should fix it for you.

  1. Login to your router
  2. ON the main page go to Services Tab -> Vpn.
  3. There's a section PPTP Client (just under PPTP server).
  4. Enable it to see more options
  5. Fill everything in as per your needs
  • I have looked at that, and get stumped pretty quickly. I've already installed DD-WRT, so that part is not helpful. But then the section called "Configure your PPTP CLient" mentions Administration->Services->Enable PPTP Client, and I do not even see that. can you tell me - what is this tutorial trying to accomplish? replace my OS VPN with a router VPN connection? – Daniel Williams Aug 24 '11 at 15:51
  • Login to your router. ON the main page go to Services Tab -> Vpn. There's a section PPTP Client (just under PPTP server). Enable it to see more options. That's what I can find on my own router with DD-WRT installed. The tutorial has EVERYTHING in the tutorial including installation of DD-WRT so you can skip some parts. – MadBoy Aug 24 '11 at 15:57
  • Ok, found the screen for the PPTP client on the page. Tried to create an account to edit the wiki, but only login is allowed, not creating a new account (argh). The instructions should say login to Administration, and go to Services tab, then VPN sub tab. – Daniel Williams Aug 24 '11 at 15:58
  • Tutorial may need updates to newest version but more or less it's quite accurate. – MadBoy Aug 24 '11 at 15:59
  • Ok, I'm there. But I do not know what the "Remote Subnet" should be. This is not somethig I enter when setting up the windows client. I can tell you that internally all of the machines have ip of the form 172.22.1.x - is that helpful? – Daniel Williams Aug 24 '11 at 16:06

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