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Setup Tutorials

How to set up L2TP VPN on Asus Routers

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up L2TP VPN on Asus Routers but first let’s see what are our requirements and recommendations.

This tutorial is created using an ASUS RT-N66U model. The other ASUS routers settings may vary. In case you have a different router model, consider this tutorial as an example. Contact us if you can not setup your router and please share with us screen shots with your settings.

Requirements

In order to set up the L2TP VPN you will need:

  1. A CactusVPN account. If you don’t have one you can try our services for free.
  2. Your VPN username, password and VPN server address. You can find them in your account on our website, by going to Settings.

Recommendations

By setting up a L2TP VPN on Asus router your IP will be changed but your traffic will NOT be encrypted. That happens because the connection does not use IPSec. We recommend using OpenVPN.

If you still want to set up L2TP VPN manually, go step-by-step through following instructions:

L2TP VPN Setup instructions

  1. To start set up L2TP VPN on Asus routers you first have to connect to it. For that you have to put in your browser the following address: http://192.168.1.1 (If this doesn’t work, please consult your router’s manual to find what is the Default Gateway Address). Also you have to set your network connection to obtain IP address automatically if you connect to your router via Ethernet.

  2. Click on VPN (1) button in the Advanced Settings box.

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Asus Routers: Step 1

  3. Click on VPN Client tab (2).

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Asus Routers: Step 2

  4. Click on Add profile button (3) from the VPN Client tab.

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Asus Routers: Step 3

  5. Select the L2TP option (4) selected and fill in the settings for your VPN connection:

    Description (5): Name your connection

    VPN Server (6): Enter here the IP address of the VPN server you want to connect to.

    You can find IP addresses of all our servers in your account on our website, by going to Settings.

    Username (7): Your VPN Username

    Password (8): Your VPN password

    You can find your VPN username and password in your account on our website, by going to Settings -> VPN Username & Password. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the website account credentials (What is the difference?).

    Click on OK button (9).

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Asus Routers: Step 4

  6. Click on Activate button (10).

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Asus Routers: Step 5

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