MikroTik CHR: How to set-up PPTP VPN Server

Quick guide to configure Mikrotik CHR as PPTP VPN Server.

Both Command Line Interface and WinBox way:

1. Add Pool of IP-Addresses to be used with this service

[admin@MikroTik] > ip pool add name=PPTP-Pool ranges=192.168.99.10-192.168.99.200

2. Create "Profile"

[admin@MikroTik] > ppp profile add change-tcp-mss=yes local-address=PPTP-Pool name=PPTP-Profile only-one=yes remote-address=PPTP-Pool use-encryption=yes dns-server=8.8.8.8,8.8.4.4

3. Create "Secrets" for users/computers that will access the VPN.

[admin@MikroTik] > ppp secret add name=user1 password=p@sSword1 profile=PPTP-Profile

4. Enable PPTP Server

[admin@MikroTik] > interface pptp-server server set authentication=chap,mschap1,mschap2 default-profile=PPTP-Profile enabled=yes

5. Accept incoming connections in the firewall:

[admin@MikroTik] > ip firewall filter add chain=input comment="PPTP VPN" dst-port=1723 protocol=tcp

Optional settings:

6. Setup binding interface based on username of the "caller"

With this You will be able to set the binding interface in firewall rules if needed and apply specific policies on the interface/user

[admin@MikroTik] > interface pptp-server add name=pptp-user1 user=user1

Now Your MikroTik Router is ready to serve PPTP VPN Connections!

More details about PPTP in MikroTik's RouterOS Here.

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