VPN Setup for Android : PPTP Protocol

This article explains how to set up PPTP VPN protocol connection for Android devices.

Before we begin, you need to Activate your VPN account from your Smart DNS Proxy MyAccount panel. In order to do this, log into your https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/MyAccount.

Under Home section you will find VPN Configuration Status. There simply enter the VPN username you would like to use and then click Activate. Your VPN account password will be the same as your Smart DNS Proxy account.

Setting up your Android for PPTP VPN:

  1. Open Settings and click on Wireless Controls
  2. Click on VPN Settings
  3. Click on Add VPN
  4. Click on Add PPTP VPN
  5. In the VPN Name field, enter Smart DNS Proxy
  6. In the Set VPN Server field, enter us-ny2.serverlocation.co or any other server address you want to get connected.
    (You can find all Smart DNS Proxy VPN Server addresses here : http://support.smartdnsproxy.com/customer/portal/articles/1907772-vpn-server-locations-addresses)
  7. Make sure PPTP Encryption is enabled.
  8. Click Save
  9. Open Settings and click on Wireless Controls
  10. Click on Smart DNS Proxy
  11. In the Username: field, enter your created username in your Smart DNS Proxy MyAccount > Home.
  12. In the Password: field, enter your Smart DNS Proxy Account password.
  13. Some users may select Remember username
  14. Click Connect


There are several reasons that the VPN connection will fail. Here are some things to check. 

  • PPTP protocol might be blocked in your Internet Service Provider connection. Setup L2TP VPN connection. L2TP uses different protocol and encryption layer.

If the VPN connection still fails, please log a ticket with our support team for assistance.

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