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Using AirVPN with Asus router

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About AsusWRT
 
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AsusWRT is a unified firmware developed by Asus for use in their recent routers.
The firmware was originally based on Tomato-RT/Tomato-USB, but has since seen many changes.
Asus started using this new firmware with their recent routers (RT-AC68U, RT-AC87U), but they also started moving other routers to this new firmware.
 





Prerequisite

Asus Router with AsusWRT (native OpenVPN support).
Model tested:

but it should work for all Asus routers that have AsusWRT.
see Official website for AsusWRT model support list.
 
[Firmware Notes]: Please upgrade the router Firmware to the latest version.
"New Asus Firmware supports 4096 bits key and will work with AirVPN."
 




Steps
  • 1. Create configuration files from our Config Generator. Select [Router or others] and choose a server you like. Tick on [Direct, protocol UDP, port 443] and click on [Generate]. Save the openvpn config file .ovpn (Ex: AirVPN__UDP-443.ovpn) anywhere on your computer.
  • 2. Open the Asus router webinterface and click on [VPN]. Click on [Add profile], choose [OpenVPN] tab. Enter a "description", leave username and password EMPTY. Click on [browse] and select the downloaded openvpn config file (.ovpn). Click on [upload]. Click on [OK]. That's it now you can click on [Activate] to connect to AirVPN server.

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  • 3. Make sure to setup the AirVPN DNS this way: Click on [WAN] tab. Turn [DNS server] "off" (No) and enter AirVPN's DNS 10.4.0.1 as first DNS IP address (it's DNS for Protocol UDP, Port 443 - see Specs for more details).
    About the secondary DNS entry, we recommend picking ones from the OpenNIC Project.
    The AirVPN DNS will enable you to access AirVPN geo-routing services to bypass discriminations based on IP address geo-location.

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  • 4. Visit https://ipleak.net and check whether it works. 
  • Every client (PC, Smartphone, Console, Smart TV ..) which is connected to the router now is secured by VPN and also has full access to the anti-geo-blocking service.

 




Useful Info

A custom firmware for Asus routers based on official AsusWRT called Asuswrt-Merlin is available.

AsusWRT-Merlin retains all the features of the original stock AsusWRT firmware with added/enhanced features.
More info on AsusWRT-Merlin website http://asuswrt.lostrealm.ca/features

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