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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.
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:
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.
Click on VPN (1) button in the Advanced Settings box.
Click on VPN Client tab (2).
Click on Add profile button (3) from the VPN Client tab.
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).
Click on Activate button (10).