If you are thinking of investing in a VPN to protect all devices and ensure that you never need to remember to activate it, then you should learn how to set up a VPN on your router by following the below-mentioned steps. It’s easy and will save some bucks.
- Start with checking the compatibility list of your VPN with regard to the firmware. If you have the option, go for Tomato or DD-WRT.
- After you have chosen the firmware, you need to install it by reading the instructions that come with it.
- You should know that the exact method of flashing you need to use depends on your router and the firmware, so you need to do it on your own.
- The next step is to get the server information of your firmware by using the internet. Make sure you have the server URL, IP address and user credentials at this stage. It is great if you can find installation instructions from your VPN provider.
- After you have the information available, you should add it to the router’s firmware. In case the firmware needs any additional information that you have not found until now, use the internet to find it again.
- If you are using DD-WRT, you need to visit the VPN tab under the services section and enable Start OpenVPN Client. In case you are using Tomato, you need to seek VPN tunneling present in the left sidebar and select OpenVPN client. You will be able to find everything you need in the Basic tab that is under Client 1.
- As soon as you copy all the information into the router’s firmware, you will be connected.
- Make sure that the IP address is protected by using an IP address-checking tool.
If all this seems like a hassle, you should just buy special VPN routers that are already set up with everything essential.