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How to set up OpenVPN on Asus Routers

This tutorial will show you how to set up OpenVPN on Asus Routers using the SmartyDNS VPN services. If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Connect to your router. To do that you have to enter the following address in your browser: http://192.168.1.1. Also, if you are connected to your router via Ethernet, set your network connection to obtain the IP address automatically.
  2. In the “Advanced Settings” box click on “VPN” button (1).

    How to set up OpenVPN on Asus Routers: Step 1

  3. Click on “VPN Client” tab (2).

    How to set up OpenVPN on Asus Routers: Step 2

  4. Click on “Add profile” (3).

    How to set up OpenVPN on Asus Routers: Step 3

  5. Make sure that “OpenVPN” (4) is selected, then fill the fields with the following settings:

    “Description” (5) – type a name for your connection, for example: SmartyDNS OpenVPN

    In the “Username” (6) and “Password” (7) fields type your VPN username and password.

    To find your VPN username and password, sign in to your account on our website, go to “Setup” -> “VPN Username & Password“. If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

  6. Download the OpenVPN config files and unzip them.

    You can find the OpenVPN config files in your account on our website. Sign in to your account on our website, go to “Packages”, go to your active package, scroll down to find the “OpenVPN config files” from the “Useful Details” box.

  7. Click on “Choose file” (8), from the unzipped folder select the .ovpn configuration file of the server you want to connect to and click on “Upload” (9).

    Click on “OK” (10).

    How to set up OpenVPN on Asus Routers: Step 4

  8. Now click on “Activate” button (11) and wait until the connection is activated.

    How to set up OpenVPN on Asus Routers: Step 5

  9. The connection is now created and it is ready to use. To check if you are connected to a VPN server, check if you IP address is changed.
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