Hi guys, I purchased an Asus RT-AC68U router. I use a VPN on my router to go to my PC and Xbox One (both through an ethernet cable) but it also connects everyone else to my VPN which is limited to 5 devices causing some of my family members to not even have Wi-Fi. Is there a way to restrict VPN connections to go to what device on a default Asus firmware router?
The issue of other people accessing your Wifi through VPN can be resolved by restricting and authenticating users from the firmware available to make the necessary changes.
Here we will discuss in detail on how to restrict some devices from Asus router VPN. Follow the instructions below carefully:
Step 1: Open your web browser and type 192.168.1.1 in the URL field and hit Enter. This will redirect you to your Access Restrictions Setup page of your router.
Step 2: Once on the page login to your router using the SSID and password provided by your Internet Service Provider(ISP). The default username is "admin" and leave the password field blank if you were not provided any.
Step 3: On the top menu bar, locate the Access Restrictions Page. Once on the Access Restrictions setup page, you will notice the following field present from top to bottom:
-Website blocking by URL address.
-Website blocking by Keyword.
The firmware allows you to configure 10 policies at a time.
Step 4: Access restriction policy and setup. For this purpose, you need to create a new policy in the setup and then select the MAC address of the devices you want to grant access to. Select and enter the MAC address of the clients followed by their IP addresses and save the settings.
Step 5: Once the settings have been changed close the window and reboot your computer to apply the necessary changes made. Now only the devices whose mac address have been saved will be able to access your Wifi signal.
Hopefully, the above-mentioned steps helped you in blocking the unnecessary access to your router and WIfi device. In case you have any difficulty in understanding any part of the above-given steps, kindly revert back with your query and I will be happy to help.