[Wireless Router] How to set up VPN server/VPN client on ASUS router and connect using different devices?
What is a VPN?
VPN (Virtual Private Network): Virtual private networks encrypt your network connection, ensuring the secure transmission of important information and preventing your information from being stolen. Allows remote consumers (VPN clients) to securely connect to VPN servers.
This article collects FAQs about setting instructions for VPN-related applications on ASUS routers, including PPTP VPN, OpenVPN, L2TP VPN client, IPSec VPN, WireGuard VPN, and Surfshark VPN.
Before starting to configure VPN-related functions, please confirm the VPN type supported by your router. If the VPN type you queried is not listed in the specification information, it means it is not supported.
Set up VPN server on ASUS router, please refer to the following FAQ,
PPTP VPN Server: How to set up a VPN server on ASUS router – PPTP
OpenVPN Server: How to set up a VPN server on ASUS router – OpenVPN
IPSec VPN Server: How to set up a VPN server on ASUS router –IPSec VPN
WireGuard VPN Server: How to set up WireGuard® server
Note: To use VPN Server on your ASUS router, your router needs to have a public IP(WAN IP) from your ISP's internet service. This will allow devices on the internet to locate your ASUS router via a public IP(WAN IP).
If you are not sure of your public IP type, please check your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Before setting up the ASUS router VPN client function, please confirm with your VPN server service provider what the VPN connection type is.
VPN server service providers can support a variety of VPN protocols, like OpenVPN, IPsec, PPTP, WIireGuard VPN. Please confirm the VPN connection type with your VPN server service provider before setting the corresponding VPN client on ASUS router.
A. Set up the VPN client on the ASUS router, the supported types are PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP (For firmware earlier than 22.214.171.124.388.xxxx)
Please refer to FAQ How to set up VPN Client in ASUS Router (Web GUI)
B. For VPN Fusion related functions, please refer to the following FAQ (For firmware later than 126.96.36.199.388.xxxx (including))
C. Use other devices (laptop, phone) to connect to the VPN server configured on the ASUS router, please refer to the following FAQ,
Instant Guard allows you easily access to your ASUS router at home while you are away. You can check if your ASUS router supports Instant Guard with below list. Please also make sure you have upgrade your firmware of ASUS router to the latest version.
Please refer to the following FAQ,
Other VPN application related
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.