Here you can find setup information for your chosen VPN and also how to fix any problems you might encounter.
You can use the Table of Contents on the right hand side of this window to navigate between the different sections.
Verify that your Asus router is supported by Asuswrt-Merlin, the below devices are fully supported.
Asuswrt-Merlin officially supports the following router models:
(Note: the U, R and W variants are all supported, as they are the exact same hardware and firmware, only different marketing SKUs or different case color)
The following models are no longer officially supported:
Latest supported list: https://www.asuswrt-merlin.net/about
If your device is supported, please proceed to the Asuswrt-Merlin documentation for installation steps/links:
Open the below link in a web browser, this contains our Linux OpenVPN configuration files:
With the link in Step 1 open, you will see a list of configuration files, similar to the below screenshot.
You should select the location you want to appear to be in; UK for UK sites, USA for USA sites, etc.
Click on an option name, to download that configuration file.
Which options should I use?!
Now we will upload the configuration file, to your Asus Merlin router
Click VPN, from menu on left hand side, under Advanced Settings
Choose OpenVPN Client
Under Import ovpn file click Choose File, now choose the file you downloaded in Step 2 - then click Upload.
We strongly recommend you take the time to experiment with both configurations, 'Performance' (UDP) is probably the preferred configuration but 'Fallback' (TCP) can be quicker for some people.
Wait until it shows 'Complete', the page will then reload automatically - and the various fields will be configured/populated.
Scroll down to 'Accept DNS Configuration' and set to 'Exclusive'
Set 'Redirect Internet traffic through tunnel' to 'Yes'
Locate Username and Password section, enter your VPN username/password
Scroll down again to 'TLS control channel security', set to 'Outgoing Auth (1)'
Scroll down to the very bottom of the page, click 'Apply'
Now connect the VPN (VPN → OpenVPN Client) by moving the Service State to On
You can check if the VPN connected by selecting VPN Status and making sure that OpenVPN Client 1 shows as Running, when you access some web pages you should see the read/write bytes increasing
Open the below webpage to verify your internet facing IP address has changed from your ISP to a StreamVia host: