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How to setup OpenVPN on ASUS Merlin Firmware

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

router ip

Log in with the username and password you setup for your router account. It should be User Name: admin and Password: admin by default (unless you changed it).

login info

Click VPN under the left hand side bar under Advanced Settings



Then select the OpenVPN Clients tab:



You will now see the OpenVPN client settings, make sure that your settings match the image below, change the variables to suit your needs as descrbed below:

Basic Settings:

Start with WAN:
Yes (Have VPN auto connect on boot)
Interface Type: We only support TUN
Protocol: TCP
or UDP (UDP is normally much faster)
Server Address and Port:
Can be one of our hostnames located here or an IP address, port can be any port listed under our specs page here
Firewall: Automatic
Authorization Mode: TLS (Make sure to click "Content modification of Keys and Certificates and copy our CA to "Certificate Authority" then click save)
Username/Password Authentication:
Choose Yes and enter your TG VPN Username and Password.
Username/Passwrod Auth. Only: Yes
Extra HMAC Authorization:
Disabled
Auth Digest: Default
Create NAT on Tunnel: Yes



Advanced Settings:

Global Log Verbosity:
3
Poll Interval: 0
Accept DNS Configuration: Strict
Encryption Cipher:  Default if using port 443, please change the cipher to match the port number as per our specs page here
Compression: Adaptive
TLS Renegotiation Time: -1
Connection retry: 30
Verify Server Certificate: No
Redirect Internet Traffic: No

Custom Confgiuration:
persist-key
persist-tun



Now click Apply:

Once the page refreshes, slide Service State to ON



You should now be connected to your VPN.

If you have problems connecting to hostnames or you have no connectvity when connected, try changing your DNS to static DNS as per this guide here



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