How Do I Use VPN Client to Access a Remote VPN Server?

Configuration Guide
Updated 08-17-2022 06:20:23 AM 65767
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The VPN Client feature of TP-Link routers allows devices in your home network to access remote VPN servers, without the need to install VPN software on each device.

To use the VPN Client feature, simply configure a VPN connection and choose your desired devices on your router, then these devices can access the remote VPN server. Please follow the steps below:

1.Visit, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router.

2.Go to Advanced > VPN Client.

3.Enable VPN Client, then save the settings.

4.Add VPN servers, and enable the ones you need.

a. In the Server List section, click Add.

b. Specify a description for the VPN and choose the VPN type.

c. Enter the VPN information provided by your VPN provider.

  • OpenVPN: Enter the VPN username and password if required by your VPN provider, otherwise simply leave them empty. Then import the configuration file (less than 20 KB) provided by your VPN provider.


VPN Client feature only allows you to update one configuration file. If the OpenVPN servers provide several separate files, please refer toManually create the unified format for OpenVPN profile(CyberGhost OpenVPN Server).

  • PPTP: Enter the VPN server address (for example and the VPN username and password provided by your VPN provider.

  • L2TP/IPSec VPN: Enter the VPN server address (for example, VPN username and password, and IPSec pre-shared key provided by your VPN provider.

Note: Below is the IKE and ESP supported by L2TP over IPSec client feature:

aes-sha1-modp2048,aes-sha256-modp2048,aes-sha384-modp2048,aes-sha512-modp2048,aes-sha1-modp3072,aes-sha256-modp3072,aes-sha384-modp3072, aes-sha512-modp3072

aes-sha1, aes-sha256, aes-sha384, aes-sha512, aes-sha1, aes-sha256, aes-sha384, aes-sha512

d. Save the settings.

e. In the server list, enable the one you need.

5. Add and manage the devices that will use the VPN function.

a. In the Device List section, click Add.

b. Choose and add the devices that will access the VPN server you have configured.

6. Save the settings.

Done! Now the devices you specified can access the VPN server you enabled.

You may also refer to our community: Routers Supporting VPN Client

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