Setup VPN on a Router in a Few Easy Steps3 min read
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WiFi connection has permanently entered our lives so we can move around our homes and use the internet from any location. Fortunately, users become more concerned about security of the saved data on their electronic devices, and better informed on how to protect home wireless connections as they have both connectivity and security issues. The solution here is a well-trusted VPN service. Installing it on a VPN enabled router with the Tomato or DD-WRT firmware allows you to get a powerful tool to protect all electronic devices used on location. How to do it? In just a few easy steps prepared by KeepSolid VPN Unlimited team. Read on and check them out!
- Why setup VPN on router
- Why do you need a VPN service
- How to select a router to configure VPN
- How to setup a VPN router
- Bottom line on configuring router VPN
Why setup VPN on router
Nowadays, both computer experts and users agree that the need to use the internet connection through a VPN service is simply undeniable. It allows anonymous surfing on the web with the ability to hide the local IP address. It means that user’s online activity becomes inaccessible for any cyber criminal. By setting up VPN on your router, among other things, you get far more chances to have a consistent wireless connection.
Router is designed to enhance the strength of the transmission signal. Through the creation of consistent tunneling for the connected devices, our unlimited VPN service encrypts the transmitted input/output data sent over the network. In such a way, it literally keeps away the intruders from accessing your sensitive information.
Some VPN routers come with pre-installed software. Otherwise, it is easy to install the DD-WRT or Tomato firmware on the device yourself. Keep in mind that using a router without the configured VPN connection, you will not get a full protection.
Why do you need a VPN service
The new media is filled with stories about talented cyber criminals that will do anything to get what they want (users vulnerable data, peculiarly). Despite of general statistics that they target corporate computers and networks, millions of people are put at risk as these ‘predators’ easily enter desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Many cyber attackers confess that aside from impressive financial gain, they see their extensive hacking activities as fun and challenging. As a former and world-known hacker, Kevin Mitnick likes to say, “breaking into somebody else’s computer is like playing a sophisticated game of chess”.
How to select a router to configure VPN
With a great variety of routers available on the internet, it’s not easy to pick the one perfect for you. Our team has performed thorough testing of a good number of routers and pointed out the best ones to work with KeepSolid VPN Unlimited. Here you can find a list of our recommended DD-WRT and Tomato VPN routers by FlashRouters. Study their specifications and decide what router best suits your needs.
How to setup a VPN router
We provide VPN settings for configuring routers to each and every our customer through the User Office. Please follow a few simple steps described in our tutorial to create OpenVPN® configuration files. When you finish, proceed with VPN router setup as described in the instruction below:
- Open the Router Admin webpage in your browser and navigate to VPN > VPN Client.
- Click Add Profile and select OpenVPN® tab. Fill the Description field and set Yes for Auto-reconnection.
- Click Choose File, select the downloaded OpenVPN® configuration file, and click Upload.
- Click Activate and then check the Connection Status.
As easy as that! You’ve successfully setup VPN on router. Now your connection is protected by VPN Unlimited and all devices connected to the internet through this router get the highest level of security.
KeepSolid VPN Unlimited – VPN service that you can setup on your router
Alternatively, you can follow our in-depth manuals to setup a VPN connection using the OpenVPN® protocol on your router with the Tomato or DD-WRT firmware:
- DD-WRT OpenVPN® configuration guide for VPN Unlimited users
- OpenVPN® Settings for Asus RT-N16 router with Tomato Firmware
Please note that you will need to configure your router by yourself at your own risk.
Wondering how to install VPN on another router? Find more specific tutorials in the Routers section of our Manuals page. They provide comprehensive step-by-step instructions for configuring VPN on different routers, including Asus, Xiaomi Mi, Mikrotik, TP-Link, etc. Check them out!
Bottom line on configuring router VPN
Setting up VPN on your router is an easy and effective way to cover your home or network with top-notch VPN encryption. Get KeepSolid VPN Unlimited, generate VPN configurations for your router right now and setup VPN on your router to protect all your devices at once!
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