How to Configure ExtremeVPN on the Fresh Tomato Firmware Router
ExtremeVPN is a reliable VPN that shields users from dangerous online threats. It is compatible with many devices, including routers, which link several devices to the internet. This post will walk you through configuring ExtremeVPN PPTP on a Tomato firmware router.
Tomato firmware is a Broadcom-based router developed by the community for consumer-grade computer networking routers. It contains modified firmware that can modify current routers to increase their functionality. It is simple to operate and set up.
Considerations for Installing ExtremeVPN on Your Fresh Tomato Firmware Router
- Excellent Internet connection: Ensure a good connection before you begin your configuration. Interactions between the ExtremeVPN and Tomato networks will be more accessible if your internet connection is strong. Hence, you will require a powerful internet connection for a proper VPN setup.
- Fresh VPN-Enabled Router Tomato Firmware routers support VPN connections. Tomato includes a well-organized user interface and powerful VPN support to improve its functionality.
- ExtremeVPN Premium Account: Numerous VPN services are available, but you must exercise caution to prevent installing spyware disguised as a VPN on your laptop. Many VPN services, particularly free ones, are unreliable; consequently, we recommend using an ExtremeVPN premium (paid membership) account for this setup.
- Obtain your ExtremeVPN credentials; use your registered login details to enter the membership panel of your ExtremeVPN account. Navigate to the subscription page from the dashboard, then scroll down to see your login and password, which you should copy.
- Access the router control panel by typing 192.168.1.1 into your browser. (If you modified your router’s default IP address, type it into your browser instead). Enter your router’s admin name and password, then click Sign In. Tomato’s default login is “root,” and its password is “admin.”
- Click the VPN Tunneling option on the left-hand menu, then select PPTP Client.
- Configure your PPTP client profile.
- Choose “check” for WAN.
- Select your chosen server from the dropdown list.
- Enter the ExtremeVPN information you copied in Step 1. Set Encryption to “Auto” and the Stateless MPPE connection to “check.” Accept DNS configuration, “Yes,” Redirect Internet traffic, “check,” Create NAT on tunnel, “check,” MTU, “Default,” MRU, “Default,” and lastly, click Save.
- Click “Start now” to connect; if you want to disconnect, click “Stop now.” A simple Google search of your location and IP address will help determine whether your setup is complete.
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