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 Here, Here & 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.
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.
High-end Routers supported for
NetSequre – Total Internet Security
Download NetSequre firmware for over 100+ supported routers
Advanced Parental Control
Guest Wi-Fi Network
YouTube Video Filtering
Cloud Router Management
Custom Network Policies Per Network
AdBlock & Anti-Tracking
Pre-Defined Web Categories
Scheduler to turn Wi-Fi ON/OFF