How To Setup and Configure an Asus Router as a VPN

By | August 30, 2020

How To Setup and Configure an Asus Router as a VPN
Setting up an Asus router as a VPN with OpenVPN protocol is easy to do with a few steps.

Some Asus router hardware is better at running a VPN compared to others.

For example, an ASUS RT-AX58U (AX3000) runs a VPN very well while an older RT-AC58U may struggle a bit.
Things Needed Configure an Asus Router as a VPN
This has to do with the CPU the router has to process the VPN data.

If you have an older Asus router it won’t hurt to try and use it as a VPN but it may run slower compared t newer units.

Things Needed to Configure an Asus Router as a VPN

  • VPN Provider
  • VPN Provider Configuration File (Server URL and Security Certificate)
  • Router User Name Password
  • A Computer Connected to the Router and Internet

A VPN provider will be needed with many good VPN services available.

IPvanish is the service that I use which works very well and what I use in the tutorial below.

See Here for IPvanish Website

If you already have a VPN the Configuration File will be needed which contains the VPN Server List and Security Certificate.
Things Needed Configure an Asus Router as a VPN 2
Both files will need to be uploaded to the router for the VPN to work.

A video is at the bottom of the page for a video walk through if needed.

How To Setup and Configure an Asus Router as a VPN

  1. Download the configuration file called configs.zip here. https://www.ipvanish.com/software/configs
  2. How To Setup and Configure an Asus Router as a VPN Step 1

  3. Extract the file configs.zip
  4. How To Setup and Configure an Asus Router as a VPN Step 2

  5. Log in to the Asus router with a Browser using the address http://router.asus.com
  6. How To Setup and Configure an Asus Router as a VPN Step 3

  7. On the left scroll down and Click VPN
  8. How To Setup and Configure an Asus Router as a VPN Step 4

  9. Click OpenVPN
  10. How To Setup and Configure an Asus Router as a VPN Step 5

  11. Click VPN Client
  12. How To Setup and Configure an Asus Router as a VPN Step 6

  13. Click Add Profile
  14. Click OpenVPN
  15. In the Description box give it any name Such as IPvanish

  16.  

  17. In the Username box, enter the VPN Provider Username
  18. In the Password box, enter the VPN Provider Password
  19.  

  20. In the Import.ovpn file box click on Choose File
  21. Select the extracted Configs file
  22. Scroll down the list and select a Server
  23. How To Setup and Configure an Asus Router as a VPN Step 14

  24. Click Upload
  25. Click the box that says Import the CA file or edit the opvn file manually
  26. Click Choose File
  27. Select the ca.ipvanish.com file
  28. Click Upload
  29. How To Setup and Configure an Asus Router as a VPN Step 19

  30. Click OK
  31. How To Setup and Configure an Asus Router as a VPN Step 20

  32. Click Activate
  33. A Blue Check Mark will indicate the router is connected to the VPN and working.


 




 

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