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Manual OpenVPN Setup on ASUS WRT-MERLIN Router

Updated on: 2017-08-31 12:09:17 UTC

Introduction

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Before setup, make sure you have:

  • A working Internet Connection.
  • ASUSWRT-MERLIN Router that supports OpenVPN.
  • An active SaferVPN subscription.

In order to setup PPTP connection on your ASUSWRT-MERLIN router, follow our step by step guide detailed below:

Login to your Router Administrator Console

  1. Connect to the internet and launch the web browser on your computer.
  2. You need to know your router’s local IP address to access the administrator login page.
  3. In most cases, the local IP address is 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1; however, we do have a comprehensive list handy. You can find it here.
  4. On the login page, you are prompted to enter the Router’s username and password.

Configure the OpenVPN Connection

  1. Click on the VPNtab on the left side of the window

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  2. Click on OpenVPN Clients tab

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  3. Download the SaferVPN .ovpn configuration files. Get back to the Asus router control panel and click on Browse…

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  4. Select a preferred configuration file from the list and click on Open. Please note that every file represents its server. We would recommend you to use files that have udp1194in their names. It means that the configuration will use UDP which is faster than TCP.
  5. Click on the Upload button and wait until the page refreshes itself.
  6. After the page refresh most of the fields will fill in automatically. However, you still have to insert your SaferVPN Username and Password.

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  7. Set Accept DNS Configuration to Strictif you are planning to use SaferVPN on all your home network devices or set it to Exclusive if you will use it on specific devices. We would recommend you to set it to Strict.

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  8. In the Custom Configuration, enter this text:

    remote-cert-tls server
    remote-random
    nobind
    tun-mtu 1500
    tun-mtu-extra 32
    mssfix 1450
    persist-key
    persist-tun
    ping-timer-rem
    reneg-sec 0
    # log /tmp/vpn.log
  1. Click on Applybutton at the bottom of the page. If you see the green ON button – you are connected! You can verify it by going back to VPN Status page or by checking your IP address at http://www.whatsmyip.org/

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Need help installing our VPN on another device? Check out our: VPN for WindowsVPN for MACVPN for iOSVPN for AndroidVPN Router, and our VPN Chrome Extension.

 

 

 

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