How to set up an L2TP VPN connection on Asus router

This tutorial will show you how to configure L2TP VPN connection on Asus router running the default firmware. 
                         
To ensure a proper work of FastVPN with Asus router, you will need:

  • A secure FastVPN connection (Don’t have one? Sign up here!);
  • An internet connection;
  • VPN Supported Router;
  • Access to your FastVPN account panel.
        
Configuring the L2TP VPN connection    

1. Log in to the router control panel by entering the router’s default IP address 192.168.1.1 to the address bar of your preferred browser (If you changed your router's default IP address, enter the new one into your browser instead). While connecting using 192.168.1.1, the URL may be changed to router.asus.com due to the default DNS configuration specified in the router.

2. Sign in to the router using your router's administrator login name and password:

      
3. You will be redirected to the default setting of the ASUS router (router.asus.com). To configure L2TP VPN connection, go to VPN under Advanced Settings on the left sidebar:

  
   
4. Select VPN Client at the top and click on Add profile:

                   
5. Choose the L2TP option and fill in the following settings:

  • Description: any name you prefer that helps you easily identify the VPN connection (e.g. NCVPN);
  • VPN server: your preferred server from the FastVPN Account Panel (e.g. prg-c17.vpn.wlvpn.com);
  • User name: your FastVPN account name from the FastVPN Account Panel (username@namecheap);
  • Password: your FastVPN account password from the FastVPN Account Panel.

Once done, click OK:


6. Click Activate to establish your VPN connection:


7. The display of "tick icon" in the Connection Status will confirm that your new FastVPN L2TP connection is connected and active:

              
8. Click on the Add profile button and repeat the Step 5 to add more preferred servers:

      
9. If you see an X icon under the Connection Status, this means that something is not configured properly in the connection settings:

                  
To fix the problem, repeat the setup above and double-check the user name, password and other inputs provided. If it doesn’t fix the issue, navigate to the router’s log. The System Log will provide the log of the VPN connection process. You can share the log file with our support team to troubleshoot the issue.

If you need any further assistance, please contact our Support Team.
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