How to configure cisco router as PPTP client?

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Mar 29th, 2010
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Hi everybody!

Could you help me.

Is it possible to use cisco router as a PPTP (not L2TP) client?

And if it is, how to configure this feature?

Correct Answer by Jennifer Halim about 7 years 3 months ago

You can only configure cisco router as PPTP server, not PPTP client.

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Jennifer Halim Wed, 03/31/2010 - 05:55
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You can only configure cisco router as PPTP server, not PPTP client.

Jennifer Halim Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:53
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Thanks for the input and great detailed explanation. I also agree with your conclusion that PPTP is not quite relevant anymore in today's world, especially in site-to-site tunneling.

pintu_sarkar Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:04
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@Peter Paluch -

 Dear Peter, your shared link is having configuration of PPTP windows 2000 client terminating to PPTP server in cisco router.


Its not PPTP client in cisco router.


I am also looking for configuration of PPTP client in cisco router.


Peter Paluch Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:58
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In the thread I have linked, there is an example for both PPTP Server and Client functionality on a Cisco router. However, I am reposting the PPTP client example here for your convenience.

service internal
vpdn enable
vpdn-group PPTP_CLIENT
  protocol pptp
  pool-member 1
 initiate-to ip
interface Dialer0
 ip address negotiated
 encapsulation ppp
 dialer pool 1
 dialer string 1234
 dialer persistent
 dialer vpdn

For the explanation of the individual commands in this example, please refer to the link in my previous reply - it is in the second half of the post.

Best regards,


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