In this article, we are going to cover the basic VPN setup for AsusWRT router through the ProtonVPN servers. Keep in mind that this is just a graphical tutorial to follow on your device.
First, you will have to access your Asus router control panel. By default, the address for it is 192.168.1.1. Please take this address and enter it into the address bar on your internet browser. You should see something like this:
By default, login credentials are: admin (username); admin (password)
Note: If you have pre-configured these credentials when setting up your router, you will have to enter them to access the router control panel.
When you access the router control panel, navigate to the bottom-left to find the “VPN” section and click on it.
In the next window, click on “VPN Client” section and then click on “Add profile“.
In order to finalize the AsusWRT router VPN setup, you’ll need to download your desired server configuration files. Log-in to your ProtonVPN account and click the Downloads category. You can download the desired configuration files by selecting the DD-WRT router as an option.
Now, in this window on your Asus router you will have to select OpenVPN and enter the following:
Description – It can be any text that you wish, for instance, “ProtonVPN” and so on.
Username and Password – Here you will have to enter your OpenVPN credentials that you can locate in the Account category
After you’ve filled everything, click on “Choose File“.
You will have to navigate to the location where you have downloaded the VPN configuration files and select one of them.
After selecting the server config file and clicking on “Open“, click on the “Upload” button to import the configuration file on this VPN profile in your AsusWRT router. You should see a Complete notification.
Click “OK” to finish the VPN setup for AsusWRT router and afterward you should see a created VPN connection that not active yet. To activate it simply click on the “Activate” button.
If the connection is established successfully, you will have a blue checkmark on the connection status tab.
Click here if you’d like to ensure that the AsusWRT router VPN setup is complete and the connection is working properly.
To disconnect the AsusWRT VPN connection, visit the same page where the profile is created (Main page > VPN > OpenVPN Client) and click on the Deactivate button.