How to setup OpenVPN on Asus Routers

Note: This tutorial is only compatible with the following Asus routers:

RT-N66U, RT-AC56U, RT-AC66U, RT-AC68U, RT-AC87U, RT-AC5300, RT-AC3200, RT-AC3100, RT-AC1750, RT-AC88U, RT-AC66R, RT-AC55U

Step 01.

Go to your Asus router control panel on your browser. It should have the address 192.168.1.1 by default (unless you changed it).

Step 02.

Login with the username and password you setup for your router account. By default, your User Name should be admin and your Password should be admin (unless you changed it).

Step 03.

Click VPN on the left-hand side under Advanced Settings

Step 04.

Click the OpenVPN Clients tab on the top.

Step 05.

Click Choose File and upload the .ovpn.

Download the VPNShazam’s configuration files that is applicable to your subscription as below links:

Dynamic VPN Configuration file.

Mini Dynamic VPN Configuration file.

For Dedicated VPN unique IP has been sent to you with VPN account details after your payments.

Then click Upload.

Wait while the file uploads. Once the file has been uploaded, you will notice that the default settings displayed are different.

Step 06.

Under Basic Settings, enter your username and password (which you received from VPNShazam).

Step 07.

Under Advanced Settings, set “Accept DNS Configuration” to Exclusive.

Step 08.

At the bottom of the page, click Apply.

Step 09.

On the left sidebar, go to WAN.

Step 10.

Make sure “Connect to DNS Server automatically” is set to Yes and click on MAC Clone. The field next to “MAC Address” will be populated.

Step 11.

Return to VPN > OpenVPN Clients. Check that the settings you entered previously have not changed. Go to Service State at the top of the page and toggle the switch ON.

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