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How to set up Proton VPN on a Flint (GL-AX1800) router

This guide explains how to set up Proton VPN on a GL.iNet Flint (GL-AX1800) router using the OpenVPN VPN protocol. 

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Before starting, you’ll need:

  • A GL-AX1800 router with firmware version 3.208 (this guide may work with later firmware versions, but these have not been tested)
  • A Proton VPN OpenVPN configuration file 
  • A working internet connection through your GL-AX1800 router

How to set up Proton VPN on a GL-AX1800 router

1. Log in to your router’s web Admin Panel using the password you entered when you set up the router. If you need help logging into your router, please refer to the manufacturer’s guide.

2. Go to VPN and select OpenVPN Client from the dropdown menu.

Select OpenVPN Client from the dropdown menu

3. Click on the + Add a New OpenVPN Configuration button

Click on the + Add a New OpenVPN Configuration bu

4. Drag and drop the OpenVPN config file you previously downloaded to the Add a New OpenVPN Configuration window (or Select it manually using your system’s file manager). 

Drag and drop the OpenVPN config file

5. Once the file is uploaded (which should only take a few seconds), enter the following details:

  • A description of the configuration you just uploaded. This can be anything that makes sense to you.
  • Your OpenVPN username
  • Your OpenVPN password

Note that your OpenVPN username and password are not the same as your regular Proton VPN username and password. See How to log in to Proton VPN for more details.

Click Submit when you’re done.

Enter your OpenVPN details

How to connect to Proton VPN

Back on the VPNOpenVPN Client screen, click Connect and you will connect to the Proton VPN server you just configured. 

Connect

All devices that connect to the internet via this router are now protected by Proton VPN privacy. 

Connected

See DNS leaks when using a VPN for instructions on how to check that you do not have a DNS leak.

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