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Asus Router OpenVPN Manual Setup (Stock Firmware)
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*Manual configuration is available to Premium users only.


This guide is for adding our OpenVPN configuration to an unmodified Asus RT-AC66U router.


1. Start by downloading the file which contains all of our server configs in an .ovpn format.

2. Extract the file somewhere for later use.

3. Log in to your router and navigate to the VPN page.

4. Once on the VPN page, click the 'VPN Client' tab.

5. Then click the 'Add Profile' button.



6. Once on the 'Add Profile' screen, you will need to fill in a description, your PrivadoVPN username, and your PrivadoVPN password. You can copy them from this page:

7. You will also need to import one of the .ovpn config files from the location where you extracted the file. Check this page to see what city each config file belongs to:

8. Once you select the file, make sure you hit the 'Upload' button. Then hit the 'OK' button at the bottom of this menu:



9. Click on the 'Activate' button to enable your VPN.



10. If everything was entered correctly, the blue checkbox will appear signaling that the connection was successful.




WAN DNS settings


If you can't establish a VPN connection navigate to the 'WAN' settings from the left side menu:



  • Tap on 'WAN DNS settings' > 'Connect to DNS Server automatically' > NO
  • Insert the following DNS numbers:



  • Scroll down the page and tap the 'Apply' button.
  • Then go back to the VPN page and try to connect.




Most VPN issues are easy to resolve and require minimal troubleshooting. If you have any problems with connectivity, please navigate to the 'System log' section and send us available logs for review: 


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