Difference between revisions of "Astrill Setup Manual:Getting started with ASUS Merlin firmware for routers"

From Astrill Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
 
(63 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
Install Astrill Router Applet directly onto ASUS Merlin firmware (ASUSWRT-Merlin firmware) routers.
+
Install Astrill Router Applet directly onto ASUS Merlin firmware (RMerlin/ASUSWRT-Merlin firmware) routers.
  
== Install ASUS Merlin Firmware ==
+
== Install ASUSWRT-Merlin Firmware ==
  
 
First check if you have compatible router, and then install ASUS Merlin Firmware onto your router.
 
First check if you have compatible router, and then install ASUS Merlin Firmware onto your router.
  
  
'''<u>ASUS Merlin Supported Routers:</u> Asus RT-N16, Asus RT-N66U and Asus RT-AC66U'''
+
'''<u>ASUSWRT-Merlin firmware supported routers:</u>'''
  
 +
GT-AC2900
  
'''ASUS Routers Firmware:'''
+
RT-AX86U
  
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=rt-n16&p=11&os=8
+
RT-AX56U
  
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=11&m=RT-N66U (VER.B1)
+
RT-AX58U
  
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=11&m=RT-AC66U
+
RT-AX88U
  
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=11&m=RT-N66R
+
RT-AX3000
  
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=11&m=RT-AC66R
+
RT-AC66U_B1
  
 +
RT-AC86U
  
<i>Note: if you have an RT-AC66R or RT-N66R, these routers are exactly the same as the 'U' versions. The only difference is these are sold by large retailers such as Best Buy. You can freely flash Asuswrt-Merlin on these two routers as well.</i>
+
RT-N66U
  
 +
RT-AC1900
  
 +
RT-AC87U
 +
 +
RT-AC5300
 +
 +
RT-AC3200
 +
 +
RT-AC3100
 +
 +
RT-AC88U
 +
 +
RT-AC68U
 +
 +
RT-AC66U
 +
 +
RT-AC56U
 +
 +
 +
'''ASUSWRT-Merlin Firmware:'''
 +
 +
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
Developer website: https://www.asuswrt-merlin.net/
 +
 +
Changelog: https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin/blob/master/README-merlin.txt
 +
 +
Source code: https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin
 +
 +
'''Download:''' https://sourceforge.net/projects/asuswrt-merlin/files/
 +
 +
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  
 
== Enable JFFS on ASUS Router ==
 
== Enable JFFS on ASUS Router ==
  
 
'''Enable JFFS before installing the Astrill applet.'''
 
'''Enable JFFS before installing the Astrill applet.'''
On router UI we have to enable "jffs partition" and "Format JFFS partition at next boot" under Administration / System tab and reboot router.
+
On router UI we have to enable "Format JFFS partition at next boot" and "Enable JFFS custom scripts and configs" options under [http://192.168.1.1/Advanced_System_Content.asp Administration / System] tab and reboot router.
  
[[File:Asus-merlin-enable-jffs.png]]
+
[[File:Enable-jffs-asus-merlin1.png]]
  
  
<i>NOTE: If you don't see JFFS on settings tab, please try other versions of ASUSWRT-Merlin firmware.</i>
+
<i>NOTE: If you don't see JFFS on settings tab, please verify if you have installed ASUSWRT-Merlin firmware. Make sure you see '''(Merlin build)''' next to firmware version.</i>
  
 +
== Installation of  Astrill router applet ==
  
 +
Login into your account from Astrill website and go to '''VPN SERVICE > Router Set-up''' & copy '''Installation Command'''.
  
== Install Astrill applet ==
+
https://www.astrill.com/member-zone/tools/router-set-up
  
'''MEMBERS > VPN Services > Router Set up'''
 
  
https://members.astrill.com/router-setup.php
+
[[File:Asus-router-installation-command.png|800px]]
  
  
Select '''AsusWRT (Merlin)''' for firmware, verify your router IP address and then click on '''Install''' button.
+
== Enable SSH on your router ==
  
[[File:Install-Astrill-Applet-onto-Asus-Merlin-Firmware.jpg]]
+
Once it is enabled SSH into your router using this command in any command line tool: ssh admin@192.168.1.1
  
 +
'''Note:''' You need to replace '''admin''' & '''192.168.1.1''' with your router's username and IP address.
  
Done !
 
  
[[File:ASUS-RT-N66U-Astrill-VPN.png]]
+
== Execute installation command ==
  
 +
Once you're logged-in into your router through SSH, execute Astrill VPN Applet installation command. Astrill VPN Applet will be installed with a success message like this:
  
 +
'''Astrill router applet [version] installed successfully!'''
  
'''Read more on our blog:'''  
+
If you need assistance, contact us at: '''support@astrill.com'''
http://blog.astrill.com/index.php/2013/05/02/astrill-router-applet-v-2-8-2-released/
 

Latest revision as of 19:54, 5 January 2021

Install Astrill Router Applet directly onto ASUS Merlin firmware (RMerlin/ASUSWRT-Merlin firmware) routers.

Install ASUSWRT-Merlin Firmware

First check if you have compatible router, and then install ASUS Merlin Firmware onto your router.


ASUSWRT-Merlin firmware supported routers:

GT-AC2900

RT-AX86U

RT-AX56U

RT-AX58U

RT-AX88U

RT-AX3000

RT-AC66U_B1

RT-AC86U

RT-N66U

RT-AC1900

RT-AC87U

RT-AC5300

RT-AC3200

RT-AC3100

RT-AC88U

RT-AC68U

RT-AC66U

RT-AC56U


ASUSWRT-Merlin Firmware:


Developer website: https://www.asuswrt-merlin.net/

Changelog: https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin/blob/master/README-merlin.txt

Source code: https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin

Download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/asuswrt-merlin/files/


Enable JFFS on ASUS Router

Enable JFFS before installing the Astrill applet. On router UI we have to enable "Format JFFS partition at next boot" and "Enable JFFS custom scripts and configs" options under Administration / System tab and reboot router.

Enable-jffs-asus-merlin1.png


NOTE: If you don't see JFFS on settings tab, please verify if you have installed ASUSWRT-Merlin firmware. Make sure you see (Merlin build) next to firmware version.

Installation of Astrill router applet

Login into your account from Astrill website and go to VPN SERVICE > Router Set-up & copy Installation Command.

https://www.astrill.com/member-zone/tools/router-set-up


Asus-router-installation-command.png


Enable SSH on your router

Once it is enabled SSH into your router using this command in any command line tool: ssh admin@192.168.1.1

Note: You need to replace admin & 192.168.1.1 with your router's username and IP address.


Execute installation command

Once you're logged-in into your router through SSH, execute Astrill VPN Applet installation command. Astrill VPN Applet will be installed with a success message like this:

Astrill router applet [version] installed successfully!

If you need assistance, contact us at: support@astrill.com