How to Setup and Configure VPNarm On Routers

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VPNarm can be setup and configured for use on Router devices to ensure all internet connections are safe and secure.

Setup VPN on Routers

This support article will guide you through the process of setting up and configuring VPNarm for the following Routers:

  • Arris Routers
  • ASUS Routers
  • Belkin Routers
  • Tomato Routers
  • Zyxel Routers
  • TPLink Routers
  • Tenda Routers
  • Linksys Routers
  • Huawei Routers
  • D-Link Routers
  • DDWRT Routers

Setup OpenVPN on your Arris Routers

  1. Access your Arris Router’s control panel within a web browser. The address should be 192.168.0.1 by default unless changed.

  2. Login to your Routers Account using the Username and Password you setup.

  3. Under the WAN Setup option change your Connection Type to PPTP.
  4. Ensure the following settings are configured correctly.
    • PPTP Checkbox is Enabled.
    • Login Information is your VPNarm Username and Password.
    • The Server Address you wish to connect to is one from our Server List.
    • Enter My Internet IP which you can automatically get from the ISP. If the option does not exists please skip this step.
    • Settings to leave blank
      • My IP Address.
      • My Subnet Mask.
    • Enable Idle Timeout: set to 300.
    • Enable Keep-Alive: set to 30.

Setup OpenVPN on your ASUS Routers

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  1. Access your ASUS Router’s control panel within a web browser. The address should be 192.168.1.1 by default unless changed
  2. Login to your Routers Account using the Username and Password you setup
  3. Under Advanced Settings Click the VPN Option
  4. Click the OpenVPN Clients Tab
  5. Download the required OpenVPN Configuration to your computer
  6. Upload the OpenVPN Configuration File you require on your Router.
  7. Within Basic Settings enter your VPNarm Username and Password
  8. Within Advanced Settings enable Accept DNS Configuration as Exclusive
  9. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Apply
  10. Select WAN within the Left Sidebar
  11. Set Connect to DNS Server Automatically to Yes. Click MAC Clone to populate the MAC Address field
  12. Go back to the VPN Page and Click OpenVPN Clients
    • At the top of the page Click Turn ON Service State

Setup PPTP/L2TP on your ASUS Routers

  1. Access your ASUS Routers control panel within a web browser. The address should be 192.168.11 by default unless changed
  2. Login to your Routers Account using the Username and Password you setup
  3. Under Advanced Settings Click the VPN Option
  4. Click the PPTP/L2TP Client Tab at the top of the page
  5. Select the option Add Profile
  6. A new box will appear. Select either PPTP or L2TP and fill in the required fields
  • A Description for your VPN outlining the Purpose and Use
  • Enter the Server Address in the field
  • Enter your VPNarm Username and Password
  • Select MPPE 128 for PPTP Options
  1. Click OK to activate

Please Note: To use a L2TP connection instead of PPTP select L2TP for WAN Connection Type.

Setup OpenVPN on your Belkin Routers

  1. Access your Belkin Routers control panel within a web browser. The address should be 192.168.2.1 by default, unless changed.
  2. Login to your Routers Account using the Username and Password associated with the account.
  3. Click the Internet option within the left panel.
  4. Select the PPTP Option within the top menu bar.
  5. Select the WAN Interface Type Dynamic IP Address.
  6. Leave the Hostname and MAC Address fields empty.
  7. Enter your VPNarm Username and Password within PPTP Settings.
  • Enter the Server IP you require in the Server IP Address Field
  1. Enter ‘0′ for Connection ID and the value 1400 for the MTU Field.
  2. Select the option Keep Connected from the Drop-down menu in the Type Field then press Apply.

Setup OpenVPN on your Tomato Routers

  1. Access your Tomato Router’s control panel in a web browser. The address should be 192.168.1.1 by default, unless modifies.
  2. Login to your Routers Account using the Username and Password you setup process.
  3. Under the VPN Tunneling Tab click the Option OpenVPN Client
  4. Click the OpenVPN Clients Tab
  5. Ensure the following settings are configured correctly under the Basic Tab
    • Check Start with WAN is enabled
    • The Interface Type is set to TUN
    • Set the Protocol to either TCP or UDP
    • Enter the Server IP you require in the Server IP Address Field and select the required port either 443 or 1194
    • Set Firewall to Automatic
    • Set Authorization Mode to TLS
    • Check Username/Password Authentication is enabled
    • Enter your VPNarm Username and Password
    • Check Username Authen Only is enabled
    • Check Extra HMAC authorization (tls-auth) is disabled
    • Check Create NAT on Tunnel is enabled
    • Click Save then continue to next steps
  6. Ensure the following settings are configured correctly under the Advanced Tab.
    • Check Redirect Internet Traffic is enabled
    • Set Accept DNS Configuration rules to Strict
    • Set Encryption cipher to AES-256-CBC
    • Set Compression to Adaptive
    • Set TLS Renegotiation Time to -1
    • Set Connection Retry to 30
    • Check Verify Server Certificate (tls-remote) is enabled
    • Enter the Server IP you require in the Hostname Field
  7. Enter the following into the Custom Configuration field.
    • resolv-retry infinite
      nobind
      persist-key
      persist-tun
      persist-remote-ip
      comp-lzo
      verb 3
      auth SHA256
      keysize 256
      tls-cipher DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA
  8. Click Save then continue to next steps
  9. Within the Keys tab paste everything from the previous file
    • Enter the Server IP you require in the Server Address Field
  10. Within the Keys tab press Start to launch the OpenVPN Service
  11. To start up the router using OpenVPN click Reboot within the side bar (Some versions of Tomato require you to select Continue before rebooting)
  12. To check If OpenVPN is running do the following:
  • Click VPN Tunneling within the side bar then select OpenVPN Client
  • Click the Status Tab to see statistics about the VPN including the number of bytes transferred

Setup PPTP on your Tomato Routers

  1. Access your Tomato Routers control panel within a web browser. The address should be 192.168.1.1 by default unless changed.
  2. Login to your Routers Account using the Username and Password you setup.
  3. Click VPN Tunnelling on the Left hand-side menu then select PPTP Client.
  4. Ensure the following settings are configured correctly.
    • Check the WAN box is Ticked
    • Enter the Server IP you require in the Server Address Field
    • Enter your VPNarm Username and Password
    • Set Encryption to Auto
    • Check the Stateless MPPE connection box is Ticked
    • Set Accept DNS Configuration to Exclusive
    • Check the Redirect Internet Traffic box is Ticked
    • Check the Create NAT on tunnel box is Ticked
    • Click Save then select Start Now
  5. To disconnect your PPTP VPN Connection click the Stop Now Button.

Setup OpenVPN on your Zyxel Routers

  1. Access your Zyxel Router’s control panel within a web browser. The address should be 192.168.1.1 by default unless changed
  2. Login to your Routers Account using the Username and Password you setup.
  3. Ensure the following settings are configured correctly.
  • Tick the Enable Box
  • Tick the Use Internet Access Box
  • Add a description for the VPN
  • Select the Type PPTP
  • Set Connect Via to Broadband Connection (ISP)