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 using pre-made OpenVPN config profiles.

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

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Select Add Profile

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Please note, ONLY the OpenVPN config files linked below will work for this setup. This setup requires an embedded cert which the majority of our config files do not contain.

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

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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.

In cases where you can't connect after adding the OpenVPN client profile, changing DNS often resolves the issue.

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Click on the WAN tab

Change Connect to DNS Server Automatically to No

DNS Server1: 209.222.18.222

DNS Server2: 209.222.18.218

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

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