Linksys E3000 Tomato USB Firmware and PPTP
Posted on 27th May 2012
For many years, I have used routers that were DD-WRT compatible for the additional configuration options the 3rd party firmware provides. When I purchased a Linksys E3000 last year, I immediately installed DD-WRT in place of the stock Linksys firmware. I experienced some stability issues (later found out that it was due to high interference in the 2.4ghz spectrum) and had switched to the Tomato USB firmware. I immediately loved the interface which felt clean and organized. Since it was based off of the DD-WRT project, I knew that it would be just as customizable.
With the addition of iDevices and the constant demand to access home resources at home from the road, I decided that a VPN would be the best way to secure these resources as it is already supported on iDevices. PPTP was the best choice since these devices supported it out of the box. Here, I will run over the installation method to get a working VPN connection through the Tomato USB firmware.