In this tutorial, i will be using my own router as an example. My router is currently flashed, to use Merlin which is a customized version of ASUS Router Firmware. It has more options, that allows me to kill my internet connection when the VPN connection disconnects - to prevent exposing the real IP Address to the internet.
The setup should be identical.
- OctoVPN .ovpn files.
- Router that supports OpenVPN.
- Login to your router - http://router.asus.com/
- Go to "Advanced Settings" then "VPN".
- Go to "OpenVPN Client".
- Here you should have a place to upload a config file (.ovpn). This is where you upload the .ovpn file of your choice - upload the one closest to your location for best speed.
- Click upload!
- Wait a few moments, and the page should reload. It will now have the server IP in the address field.
- Now enter the username / password.
- Change the "Redirect Internet Traffic" option to what fits your needs. All means the entire router will be under VPN, if you select Policy Rules - you'll be able to make it so for example only a certain client on your network is connected through the VPN. This is the ideal option for Consoles!
- Toggle the service state to ON! It should now connect..
- You can click "Start with WAN" to make it automatically connect when rebooting the router etc.
- With ASUS Merlin, you can even customize what clients on your network that is going to use the VPN.
- Policy Rules is the perfect option if you only want to use a VPN on a certain device. For example PS4.
- There may be some errors, based on our configuration. You can view the "System Log" for invalid options, then remove them from the config.
- If you don't have Merlin, you can install it by uploading the firmware to your router - that's it. You can download Merlin here: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/bkfq2a6...wrt-Merlin (make sure to find the exact firmware version, and download latest version!!)