The following tutorial will show you how to install VPN on Roku.
As most Roku users know, there are tons of channels available for installation on the Roku device. However, depending on one’s location, not every app or channel is accessible for use.
By installing a VPN on Roku, you can now edit or select your “geo-location” to your specific preference. With a VPN installed, any and all channels within your chosen location are now available for download.
Not only will a VPN allow you to change location, but it also protects your privacy from any potential onlookers. Installing a VPN onto Roku can be a great addition to an already powerful streaming device.
Even though there is an endless supply of channels provided for Roku, a VPN service is not one of them. Therefore, to install VPN on Roku, we must enable the VPN onto your entire wireless network. This can be done by installing a VPN onto a router.
With a VPN on your router, all devices connected to the local network will also be protected. Meaning you will no longer have to access the Virtual Private Network every time you log in to your preferred device. By running a VPN on your home router, all devices that connect to it are secure!
The following video tutorial and instructional guide will show you how to install a VPN on a Router. The VPN used in the tutorial below is IPVanish which works great for Roku due to its blazing fast download speeds and zero log retention policy. It is important to pick the fastest VPN available since we are streaming Movies, TV Shows, and more through the Roku.
IPVanish allows up to ten simultaneous connections per account. When using IPVanish on a router, it only counts as one connected VPN even though we may be protecting dozens of devices through the network.
The router used in the video below is the Asus AC3100, which is one of the best routers on the market and it runs a VPN to boot!
How To Install VPN on Roku
The video below will instruct you How to install a VPN on your router which will protect your Roku and any other Internet devices that connect to it. This tutorial can be used for those with Asus routers that include the AsusWRT firmware installed on them. Do not purchase an Asus router unless you are 100% confident that it includes this special VPN firmware.
It is important to note that you must have a powerful router to run a VPN. TROYPOINT recommends the Asus AC3100 due to its simple VPN configuration and a powerful processor which allows for top streaming/download speeds. We have tested this router with the Roku and it works fabulously.
You must obtain an IPVanish subscription prior to setting up the VPN on your router. If you don’t already have one, you can get your IPVanish username and password by Clicking Here.
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Install VPN on Roku Instructions (refer to video above for detailed instructions)
- Get your IPVanish VPN subscription Here
- Power on your AsusWRT router – TROYPOINT recommends the Asus AC3100
- Open router configuration page by typing in 192.168.1.1 within the browser
- Click VPN
- Click Add profile button
- Under PPTP settings type in VPN server information with IPVanish username and password
Note: Server address needed in steps above may be obtained within your IPVanish online account once you are a subscriber.
Once you have installed a VPN onto your wireless network, all devices that access this network will be secure. This includes your Roku and any other Internet devices in use.
For a complete detailed description on setting up a VPN on your router including how to setup dual router VPN, follow the link provided below: