Setting up OpenVPN on ASUS (Merlin Firmware) routers.

We have made the configuration of OpenVPN on Asus routers flashed with Merlin Firmware as easy as possible for you by creating a pre-configured config file for OpenVPN Connect connections which can be downloaded or emailed to you by our system.

IMPORTANT: Setting up OpenVPN on Asus Routers requires the router to be flashed with Merlin Firmware.
Configure your VPNUK connection: [CLICK HERE] to configure your connection.

1. Go to VPN

Login to your ASUS router adminstration and from the 'Advanced Settings' panel go to 'VPN'.

2. OpenVPN Clients

Click opnto the 'OpenVPN Clients' tab.

3. Import .ovpn file

Click onto the 'Browse' button.

4. Select .ovpn file

Locate the Configuration File that you downloaded earlier.

5. Upload

Click onto the 'Upload' button.

6. Basic Settings

1. Start with WAN: Yes.
2. Interface Type: TUN.
3. Protocol, Server and Address Port: Dependant on configuration file settings.
4. Firewall: Automatic.
5. Authorisation Mode: TLS.
6. Username / Password Authentication: Yes.
7. Username and Password: Enter your VPNUK login Username and Password.
8. Username/Password Auth. Only: No.
9. Extra HMAC authorisation: Outgoing (1).
10. Create NAT on tunnel: Yes.

7. Advanced Settings

1. Poll Interval: 0.
2. Redirect Internet traffic: Yes.
3. Accept DNS Configuration: Strict.
4. Encryption cipher: Default.
5. Compression: Enabled.
6. TLS Renegotiation Time: -1.
7. Connection Retry: -1.
8. Verify Server Certificate: No.
9. Click onto the 'Apply' button.

8. Applying Settings

Wait whilst the setting sare applied.

9. Service State

Toggle the connection to the 'ON' position to turn on the VPN.

10. Applying Settings

Wait whilst the settings are applied.
Note: The router can sometimes take a few minutes before it begins routing through the VPN.

Comments (3)

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Richard (Switzerland) says...
Set this up on ASUS RT-N66U and it worked perfectly first time. Now enjoying on-demand content on my satellite box. Brilliant.
27th September 2016 9:28pm
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Hans Steensig (Philippines) says...
DD-WRT setup on my Asus RT-AC68U started to give problems. I reinstalled to the latest version of Asus firmware, enhanced with the newest Marlin firmware and followed this tutorial. It works really great.
Notice that OpenVPN Client control has to be re-applied in case of router reboot
5th September 2015 7:02am
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Hans (Hong Kong) says...
Thank you for a really great tutorial. First time for me, it worked no problem.
2nd June 2015 4:40am
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