How to setup OpenVPN on OpenWRT Router using NetSequre firmware 2017-09-19T14:44:39+00:00

How to setup OpenVPN on OpenWRT Router using NetSequre firmware

VPN is the crucial technology for privacy and security and there are lots of articles that explain the benefits. Some HereHere & Here.

Advantages of running VPN on router –

  • It avoids installing & configuring VPN on all required devices

  • It the easiest way protects every connected device

NetSequre is OpenWRT based firmware geared towards Security and Privacy. NetSequre firmware is available for over 100+ popular routers to support OpenVPN.  With NetSequre firmware, getting VPN on router is like importing *.ovpn and pressing the ‘Start’ button!

Here are simple 5 steps to setup VPN on router

Step#1 – Identify your router

Below is the list of supported OpenWRT routers for which NetSequre firmware can be downloaded.  Identify your routers make, model and hardware version.

Step #2 – Download & Install NetSequre firmware 

Download supported firmware or your router.

Installation involves upgrading your router firmware by logging on to your routers web-console. Example video uses TP-Link router for installation.

Step#3 – Setup router

On successful installation of NetSequre firmware, the router will reboot and start ‘NetSequre_Setup_xxxx” Wi-Fi network

Connect and configure Wi-Fi names and WAN settings. Provide your email for creating an account on our backend for cloud management & subscription.

Step#4 – Sign up with Private Internet Access VPN 

Private Internet Access™ VPN Service encrypts your connection and provides you with an anonymous IP to protect your privacy.

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Download & Import *.OVPN bundle from Private Internet Access account

Login to routers web-console and import *.ovpn file. If there is username/password required then key-in the details. Enable VPN and click ‘Start’. That’s it!

The router will auto-connect to VPN server on reboot or power-on.

Step #5 – Verify you are connected to VPN
Once VPN service gets started, visit www.whatismyip.com and check your public IP and address. You should see the location as per your VPN server.

High-end Routers supported for

NetSequre – Total Internet Security

Download NetSequre firmware for over 100+ supported routers

  • Internet Security

  • Advanced Parental Control

  • Guest Wi-Fi Network

  • YouTube Video Filtering

  • Cloud Router Management

  • Custom Network Policies Per Network

  • Auto-Updates

  • AdBlock & Anti-Tracking

  • DNS Encryption

  • Pre-Defined Web Categories

  • Scheduler to turn Wi-Fi ON/OFF

  • Bandwidth Control

  • Advanced Firewall

  • OpenVPN Support

TP-Link TL-WDR3600 Version v1

Details: 600Mbps Wireless N Router

TP-Link TL-AC750 (Archer C20i)  V1

Details: 750Mbps Wireless N Router

TP-Link TL-WDR3500 Version v1

Details: 600Mbps Wireless N Router

TP-Link AC1750 Archer C7 V2

Details: AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Router

TP-Link AC1750 Archer C7 v1

Details: AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Router

TP-Link TL-CPE510 Version v1

Details: 5GHz 300Mbps 13dBi Outdoor CPE

TP-Link TL-WDR3600 Version v1

Details: 600Mbps Wireless N Router

TP-Link TL-WDR4300 Version v1

Details: 750Mbps Wireless N Router

TP-Link TL-WDR4300 Version v1 – IL

Details: 750Mbps Wireless N Router

TP-Link TL-WDR4310 Version v1

Details: 750Mbps Wireless N Router

TP-Link TL-WDR4900 Version v2

Details: N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

TP-Link TL-WDR6500 Version v2

Details: 1320Mbps Wireless N Router

TP-Link TL-WR810N

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

TP-Link TL-WR842N V3

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

TP-Link TL-WR1043N 

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

D-Link’s DHP-1565 A1

DHP-1565 Wireless N PowerLine Gigabit Router

D-Link DIR-505 A1

Details: 150 Mbps Router

D-Link DIR-825 C1

Details:Extreme-N Dual-Band Gigabit Router

D-Link DIR-835 A1

Details:Wireless N750 Dual-Band Router

D-Link DGL-5500 A1

Details:1300Mbps, Dual-Band, Gigabit, StreamBoost traffic shaping

D-Link DIR-810L

Details:Dual Band Cloud Router

Netgear WNDR3700

Details: 600Mbps Wireless N Router

Netgear WNDR3800

Details: This is a 600 Mbps router

Netgear WNDRMAC

Details: 600Mbps Wireless N Router

Netgear WNR2000V3 

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

Netgear WNR2200

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

Buffalo WHR-300HP2

Details:  300Mbps router

Buffalo WHR-600D

Details: Dual band 300Mbps Wireless N Router

Buffalo WHR-1166D

Details: Dualband 11ac Router

Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH

Details: AIRSTATION™ NFINITI™ HIGHPOWER GIGA WIRELESS-N ROUTER

Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH2

Details: AIRSTATION™ NFINITI™ WIRELESS-N HIGH POWER ROUTER

Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H

Details: AIRSTATION™ NFINITI™ DUAL BAND WIRELESS-N GIGABIT ROUTER & ACCESS POINT

Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H

Details: AIRSTATION™ NFINITI™ HIGHPOWER GIGA WIRELESS-N ROUTER & ACCESS POINT

Buffalo WZR-600DHP

Details: AirStation™ HighPower N600 Gigabit Dual Band

Buffalo WMR-300

Details: AIRSTATION™ WIRELESS N300 TRAVEL ROUTER

Buffalo WSR-1166

Details: AirStation™ AC1200 Gigabit Dual Band

Buffalo WSR-600

Details: AirStation™ HighPower N600 Gigabit Dual Band

Linksys WRT160NL 

Details: LINKSYS WRT160NL WIRELESS-N BROADBAND ROUTER

Linksys E2100L

Details:  E2100L Advanced Wireless-N Router

Linksys E1700 

Details: E1700 N300+ Wi-Fi Router

Belkin AC1750DB(F9K1115V2) 

Details: 300 Mbps + 1.3Gbps Wireless N Router

ASUS RP-N53 

Details: Wireless 600N Repeater

ASUS RT-N14U

Details: Wireless 300N Router

FON Fonera Version 2.0N

Details: Wireless Router

GL.iNet 6416A 

Details: 150Mbps Wireless N Router

GL.iNet AR150 

Details: 150Mbps Wireless N Router

GL.iNet AR300

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

GL.iNet MT300A

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

GL.iNet MT300N

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

GL.iNet MT750N

Details: 750Mbps Wireless N Router

Meraki MR12

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

Meraki MR16 

Details: 600 Mbps Wireless N Router

Nexx WT1520-8M

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

Nexx WT3020-8M

Details: 100Mbps Wireless N Router

Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC LITE LR

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC PRO

Details: 450Mbps Wireless N Router

Ubiquiti UniFi AP Outdoor 

Details: 450Mbps Wireless N Router

Ubiquiti UniFi AP PRO

Details: 450Mbps Wireless N Router

ZBT WR-8305RT 

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

ZBT APE522I

Details: 300Mbps wireless outdoor CPE

ZBT WE826

Details: Dual-band 11ac wireless router

ZBT WE826B

Details: 2.4G wireless transmission rate of 300M

ZBT WE826T 

Details: 2.4G wireless transmission rate of 300M

Allnet All0305

Details: 1750Mbps Wireless N Router

Allnet All0315N

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

Open-Mesh OM5p-AN 

Details: 450Mbps Wireless N Router

Allnet All0305

Details: 1750Mbps Wireless N Router

Allnet All0315N

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

Open-Mesh OM5p-AN 

Details: 450Mbps Wireless N Router

Open-Mesh OM5P-AC 

Details: Dual band 1.17(300 + 867 Mbps) Wireless N Router

Open-Mesh MR600

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

Open-Mesh MR900

Details: 900 Mbps Wireless N Router

EnGenius ESR900

Details: Dual Band  Wireless N900 Router

EnGenius ESR1750 

Details:450Mbps  Router

EnGenius EAP300V2

Details: Engenius IoT Intelligent Cloud Gateway Wireless Router Port Switch

WD My Net N600

Details: 600Mbps Wireless N Router

WD My Net N750

Details: 750Mbps Wireless N Router

WD My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender 

Details: Universal Dual Band Wireless Network Range Extender

Planex MZK-W04NU

Details: 802.11n Wireless USB Broadband Router

Planex MZK-W300NH

Details: 802.11n Wireless USB Broadband Router

Planex DB-WRT01

Details: Planex Danboard Wireless LAN Router

Planex MZK-750DHP

Details: PLANEX 11ac wireless LAN base unit 433 Mbps + 300 Mbps

Planex EX300NP

Details: PLANEX 11n wireless LAN

Planex EX750NP

Details: PLANEX 11n wireless LAN

Devado Tiny AC

Details: Wireless 300N Router

HiWiFi HC5661

Details: 300MB Wireless N Router

HiWiFi HC5761

Details: 750MB Wireless N Route

Phicomm PSG1208 

Details: 1200MB Wireless N Router

Comfast CF-E316N-V2

Details: 300MB Wireless N Router

Comfast CF-WR800N

Details: 300MB Wireless N Repeater

Sitecom WLR-8100

Details: 450Mbps + 1300 Mbps Wireless N Router

MERCURY  MAC1200R

Details: 300Mbps wireless outdoor CPE

8 Devices Carambola 2

Details: AR9330, 400MHZ CPU

 Sercomm NA930

Details: 300Mbps Wireless N Router

AirTight Network C-55

Details: 300 Mbps Wireless N Router

Oh Yeah OY-0001

Details: 300MB Wireless N Router

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Note: The minimal hardware requirements to call out as the high-end router is 8MB Flash, 64MB RAM, and 480MHz CPU.

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