How to install a VPN on a router?

By Patrick Banks

Posted 1 year agoOTHER

Installing a VPN on your router can provide benefits such as securing all the devices connected to your network and bypassing geographical restrictions on devices that may not natively support VPN connections. Don’t worry it’s not a rocket science! Here are the steps to install a VPN on your router.

Choose a VPN provider: The first step is to choose a VPN provider that offers support for router installation like Planet VPN. Not all VPN providers support router installations, so make sure to check if the provider offers such support before proceeding. 

Check router compatibility: Check if your router is compatible with the VPN service you want to use. Most VPN providers offer a list of compatible routers on their websites.

Choose the appropriate firmware: You need to install the appropriate firmware on your router to enable VPN support. The firmware you choose depends on your router model and the VPN provider you choose. Popular firmware options include DD-WRT, Tomato, and OpenWRT.

Download and install the firmware: Download the firmware file from the appropriate source and install it on your router. The installation process varies depending on your router model and the firmware you are using. Follow the instructions provided by the firmware provider carefully to avoid damaging your router.

Configure the VPN settings: Once you have installed the firmware on your router, you need to configure the VPN settings. Log in to your router’s admin panel and navigate to the VPN settings. Enter the VPN provider’s server address, username, and password. Save the settings and restart your router.

Connect devices to the VPN: After configuring the VPN settings, connect your devices to the router’s network. All devices connected to the router’s network will automatically use the VPN connection.

In conclusion, installing a VPN on your router can provide many benefits, such as securing your network and bypassing geographical restrictions on devices that may not natively support VPN connections.

About the author Patrick Banks

Patrick is a Berlin-based dating advisor, motivational speaker, a huge fitness and vegan diet enthusiast and the main editor at Wingman Magazine, specialised in men's health. His ultimate goal is to share with men around the world his passion for self-development and to help them to become the greatest version of themselves. He believes a healthy body and successful social interactions are two main keys to happiness.

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