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How to Setup PureVPN on Asus Router

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Starting June 15th, 2021, PureVPN will discontinue offering support for PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP protocols on the majority of VPN locations.

However, at the popular request of our users, we will continue to support the following locations for users to connect using PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP protocols:

Germany: de1.pointtoserver.com
Netherlands: nl1.pointtoserver.com
United Kingdom: ukl1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usil1.pointtoserver.com
United States: ustx1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usca1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usfl1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usny1.pointtoserver.com
United States: uswdc1.pointtoserver.com
Australia: au-sd1.pointtoserver.com

Having a hard time setting up an Asus VPN? Here is a quick way for you to manually setup PureVPN on Asus routers within a matter of minutes.

Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • VPN Supported Router.
  • A Premium PureVPN account (If you haven’t bought yet click here to buy)
Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration.

  • Once logged in go to Account & Billing section.

  • On Account and Billing section click on drop-down icon

  • Click Show/ Update VPN password

  • Note down your PureVPN username and click on Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.

How to setup PPTP on Asus Router
  • This image show what your VPN setup will look like.

This image shows that how your VPN setup will look like.

  • Access your router control panel and click WAN under Advanced settings.

Access your router control panel and click on 'WAN' under 'Advance settings'.

  • Under Internet Connection tab change WAN Connection Type to PPTP from the drop-down menu.

Under 'Internet Connection' tab change 'WAN Connection Type' to 'PPTP' from the drop down menu.

  • Apply the following settings:
    1. a. WAN: Yes
    2. b. Nat: Yes
    3. c. UPNP: Yes
    4. d. Get the WAN IP automatically: Yes

a. WAN: Yes b. NAT:  Yes c. UPNP: Yes d. Get the WAN IP automatically: Yes

  • Under WAN DNS Settings, set Connect to DNS server automatically to No and insert following DNS 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4.

Under 'WAN DNS' Settings, set 'Connect to DNS server automatically' to 'No' and insert following DNS 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4

Under 'Account Settings'  Enter your username and Password provided by PureVPN.  ( Important Note: Your email address is not your VPN login username. )

  • Set the PPTP Option encryption as per your choice from the drop-down menu.

Set the 'PPTP Option' encryption as per your choice from the drop down menu.

  • Insert your desired server address in VPN Server. (Please refer to the server addresses shared in the note above.)

Insert your desired server address in 'VPN Server'. (Please refer to the server addresses shared in the note above)

  • Click Apply.

Click 'Apply'.

How to setup OpenVPN on Asus Router
  • Download required OpenVPN files from here.
  • Access your Router Panel and click VPN from Left menu.

Download required OpenVPN files from here Access your Router Panel and Click on VPN from Left menu.

  • From the VPN Section, click VPN Client then click Add profile.

From VPN Section, Click on VPN Client then click on "Add profile"

  • From new windows, click OpenVPN and insert the following info:
    1. Description: PureVPN, PureVPN US, PureVPN UK etc (Anything you like)
    2. Username: Insert Username Provided by PureVPN
    3. Password: Insert Password provided by PureVPN
  • Now click Choose file.

From new windows, click on OpenVPN and insert the following info:  Description: PureVPN, PureVPN US, PureVPN UK etc (Anything you like) Username: Insert Username provided by PureVPN Password: Insert Password provided by PureVPN  Now Click on Choose file.

  • Navigate to downloaded Open VPN files and select desired Country.

Navigate to downloaded OpenVPN files and select desired Country.

  • Click Upload.

Click Upload.

  • Once upload completes. Select Import the CA file or edit the .ovpn file manually and click Edit.

Once upload completes. Select "Import the CA file or edit the .ovpn file manually and click on "Edit"

  • Now go back to downloaded OpenVPN files.
    1. Open CA.cry in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it under Certificate Authority.
    2. Open WDC.key in Notepad, copy all content and past it under Static Key (Optional) box and click Save.

Now go back to downloaded OpenVPN files.  Open CA.crt in Notepad, copy all content, and past it under Certificate Authority. Open WDC.key in Notepad, copy all content and past it under Static Key (Optional) box and click on Save

  • Click OK.
  • Click Activate to connect OpenVPN.

Click "Activate" to connect OpenVPN.

  • OpenVPN Connection will establish in a few seconds. Sometimes Asus shows (X) on connect status. Ignore it and go to the System log to verify the connection status.

OpenVPN Connection will establish in a few seconds. Sometimes Asus shows (X) on connect status. Ignore it and go to the System log to verify the connection status.

  • If you see Initialization Sequence Completed at the and that means OpenVPN is successfully connected.

If you see "Initialization Sequence Completed" at the end that means OpenVPN is successfully connected.

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  1. David J Bard says:

    I am trying to set the VPN up on the Asus Router RT-AC88U. When I go to VPN Client put PureVPN in the description, my username and password and click “Choose File”, it does not populate countries, instead it goes to My Documents. How do I get the right Files of countries to populate?