Setting up a Router running AsusWRT Firmware

NOTE: Only select ASUS routers support OpenVPN client configuration. 

ASUSWRT is one of the only router firmwares that supports an OpenVPN connection out of the box.

This tutorial will walk you through configuring your ASUSWRT router to connect to PIA.


To start, select VPN from the options on the left sidebar.
Select the VPN Client tab


Select Add Profile


Download an OpenVPN configuration file for the location you would like to connect to. Disregard the mention of iOS on this page — these config files contain an embedded CA which sets them apart from our other available config files.

Enter your PIA username and password in the Username and Password fields.

Leave the Import the CA file or edit the .ovpn file manually option unchecked.

Upload your desired .ovpn config file and click OK


Once you’ve added the VPN profile, click Activate to check your connection. If the connection is successful, you’ll see a blue checkmark under your connection status, as above.


Congratulations, you’ve now set up an OpenVPN connection on your ASUSWRT router!

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