[Wireless Router] How to set up On-demand WireGuard® VPN on mobile device?

What is WireGuard®?

WireGuard® is an advanced modern VPN protocol that is easily configured, providing blazing-fast speed, leaner protocol, and seen to be more secure than IPsec with the state-of-the-art cryptography. The functionality of WireGuard® VPN is somehow performing better than well-known OpenVPN.


Why should you try On-demand?

If you care about your internet security, why not? With on-demand, encrypted WireGuard® VPN connection will always be on your phone. It seamlessly creates a protected VPN connection to keep your device away from cyber threats once you leave your home WiFi environment, and use public WiFi or mobile cellular.



1. WireGuard® is only supported on the firmware version later than Supported models please refer to: https://asus.click/vpnfusionmodel

2. Set up a WireGuard® Server on ASUS router. Please refer to: https://asus.click/wireGserver

3. Download WireGuard® App from Appstore. (On-demand feature is only available on iOS)


How to enable On-demand?

1. Tap [ + ] after you opened WireGuard® App, and click [Create from QR code].

2. Scan the QR code on your VPN server page, and name the scanned tunnel.


3. Tap [ Edit ] to configure [ ON-DEMAND ACTIVATION ].

4. Enable both Cellular and Wi-Fi.

5. Select [ Except these SSIDs ], and add your home WiFi to the section of SSIDs.

6. Press [ Save ] to keep you configuration.

Note: If selecting [ Except these SSIDs ], WireGuard® VPN will only be used automatically when you’re not connecting to the home WiFi (or others you added in the section of SSIDs).


7. Don’t forget to enable the tunnel.

[ Only these SSIDs ] & [ Except these SSIDs ] can simply set up the black/white list to decide which WiFi networks are allowed to use on-demand VPN.




How to get the (Utility / Firmware)?

You can download the latest drivers, software, firmware and user manuals in the ASUS Download Center.

If you need more information about the ASUS Download Center, please refer this link.