How Do I Build Dedicated VPN Router?

Build a dedicated VPN Router

VPNs or virtual private networks are very good options for privacy and avoiding geo-blocks. It uses encryption keys to secure the data. The data remains unreadable even if someone intercepts it. You can also access the restricted content of a specific region.

A lot of devices do not have a VPN client. But you can solve this problem by setting up a dedicated VPN router. By building a dedicated VPN router, the connected device will be routed through it. It does not matter how many devices are connected to a VPN router; they will be counted as one. An additional important benefit that a VPN comes with is that the VPN server makes it hard to find your actual location by acting as a proxy.

How to build a dedicated VPN Router?

To build a dedicated VPN router, you may need the following things-

1) A secondary router supported by DD-WRT.

2) Ethernet WAN port.

3) The IP address of the primary router.

4) A special firmware to set up a VPN client.

Following is a step-by-step guide to help you build a dedicated VPN router to enhance security and privacy

  • You have to choose a second broadband router with the help of an ethernet WAN port. For the setup, you have to make sure that the secondary router is supported by DD-WRT firmware. 
  • You must make sure you have the IP address of your primary router. This will be very useful while setting up the router. 
  • Install the DD-WRT firmware in your secondary router according to the router model. 
  • Form a connection between primary and secondary routers with the help of an ethernet cable. 
  • You have to access the web interface of the secondary router with the help of an IP address. 
  • Go to the VPN setting section and configure it as a VPN client. 
  • Now, you have to give your VPN provider's details, such as username, password, server address, and more. 
  • Then,  you can connect the primary router to any device with a regular Internet service. 
  • Connect the VPN router to another device, and the connection could be established via wire or wireless. The connected device will be routed through the VPN. 
  • The device that is connected to the VPN router will use the VPN service.

This type of setup is very different from the out-of-the-box VPN service, which is installed directly onto the router.