Setup Guide Asus Router

Step 1

Connect to the ASUS router via an Ethernet cable or wirelessly.
The computer should be cabled to a LAN port of the VPN router or connected to ASUS or ASUS_5G network.

Open up your web browser, type in 192.168.1.1 in the address bar and hit enter.
It will prompt you to enter the username/password. The default values are: admin (username) and admin (password).

Once you log in, go to "VPN" option in the left hand side menu.
Select "VPN Client" tab and click "Add profile" button.

Step 2

Choose "PPTP" tab in the appeared window, fill the fields.

"Description" is the name of the connection, it can be any as you like, we recommend to set it to "StrongVPN".
Please note: if you already have the connection with the same name it will not let you save the settings.

Fill full Server Address to "VPN Server" field. (Your server is not "str-XXXXXX.reliablehosting.com", it is just an example.)
Enter your "Username" and "Password".
These are not your email and password with us that you use to log into the Customer Area, also do not use "sXXXXXX" and "XXXXXXXXXX" these are just examples.

"Server address", "Username" and "Password" are your credentials that you get from the Customer Area at the beginning of this tutorial. If you are not sure where to get them, scroll up the page, you can find the instructions there.

"PPTP Options" should be set to "Auto".
Click "OK" button when done.

Step 3

You can then click "Activate" to start up the VPN connection.

Step 4

When the connection is established you will see the blue check mark in the "Connection Status" field.

Step 5

Now you need to perform two more steps if you want to get some video streaming servers working. If you will connect/reconnect to the same VPN server these steps are needed to be done only once.
Go to "System Log" option in the menu, select "General Log" tab.
In the appeared log you need to find the line containing the word "DNS address" (you can use Ctrl+F keyboard shortcut to find it on the web page). There you can see primary and secondary DNS addresses, see the example below:

Jan 29 15:35:23 pptp[1009] primary DNS address 127.0.1.1
Jan 29 15:35:23 pptp[1009] secondary DNS address 127.0.2.1

Copy or write down the first DNS server address. Do not use the 127.0.1.1, this is just an example.

Step 6

Then proceed to "WAN" in the menu, select "Internet Connection" tab.
In the "WAN DNS Setting" section set "No" for "Connect to DNS Server automatically" option.
This will reveal two fields below, use them for manual DNS setup, in the first field enter the DNS server address that you got from the previous step and 208.67.220.220 to the second field.

Click "Apply" button.

Done. You are connected.


Changing Wi-Fi Settings

Your router is pre-set with the default credentials as they show on top of this guide.
However, if you would like to change the Wi-Fi network name (also called SSID) or the Wi-Fi password you can do so by going to "Network Map" under the "General" section of menu. That is the default page that opens when you log into the router settings.
You can see the "System Status" block on the right hand side.
Change "Network Name (SSID)" name to anything you wish to use as Wi-Fi name. Leave "Authentication Method" as "WPA2-Personal" and "WPA Encryption" as "AES".
Change "WPA-PSK Key" to anything you wish to use as Wi-Fi password.
Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page to apply the changes.

You can do the same for "5GHz" tab to change the 5GHz wireless network settings.

Changing Admin Access Credentials

You may also want to change your admin login and password for the security reasons. To do that:
1. Go to "Administration" menu option, then "System" tab and see the "Changing the router login password" section.
2. Change "Router Login Name" and "New Password" values to any other which you want to use as username and password for admin access.
You will also need to retype the same password in the "Retype Password" field.
3. Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page to apply the changes.

Connecting the PPTP on ASUS Firmware

Go to "VPN" and then "VPN Client" tab.
Click the "Activate" button.

Disconnecting the PPTP on ASUS Firmware

Go to "VPN" and then "VPN Client" tab.
Click the "Deactivate" button.

Changing the PPTP Settings

If your VPN password or VPN server is changed, the connection will stop working on the router, since the credentials on your and our side don't match.
To fix that problem you first need to get the up-to-date settings from the Customer Area, you can check the instructions at the top of the page.
Go to "VPN" > "VPN Client" tab and click "Deactivate" button to disconnect the VPN if it is connected.
Click the icon in the "Edit" column, change your "VPN Server", "Username" and "Password" as found in your Customer Area.
Click "OK" button when done.
Complete the Steps 3—7 of this tutorial to set the correct DNS settings.

Removing the PPTP Settings

If you need to delete the PPTP settings from ASUS router please do the following:
Go to "VPN" > "VPN Client" tab.
Click "Deactivate" button to disconnect the VPN if it is connected.
Click the icon in the "Delete" column to remove the config.