How to set up X-VPN on Linksys routers - OpenWrt Firmware?

Latest edited on 2023-10-18

To encrypt all internet traffic and maintain anonymity while using the internet on all your device, one of the easiest ways is to set up a VPN on your router.

This article will step-by-step guide you to set up a VPN on Linksys Router by updating firmware on your router.

The X-VPN OpenWrt Firmware supports following Linksys router models:

- Linksys AC1900

- Linksys ACS1900

If you have an Linksys router model that is not compatible with X-VPN OpenWrt firmware, don't fret! You can still manually configure X-VPN on your router by using OpenVPN or L2TP protocols, navigate to My Account > Router Settings.

If you still wish to install X-VPN OpenWrt firmware on your router, please contact us for further assistance.

Now, let's get started setup X-VPN on your Linksys router!

Step 1. Download the X-VPN OpenWrt firmware

To set up X-VPN OpenWrt firmware on your router, you need to download X-VPN OpenWrt firmware first, which is premium only.

Free users? Go premium to enjoy advanced benefits.

Premium users? Sign in your X-VPN premium account on our official website:

Log in to your premium account and visit My Account page, click "Router Settings" on the sidebar, select "Linksys" under "Flashed Firmware", and then click "Generate your router configuration".

Choose your router's model and click "Download firmware" to download the X-VPN OpenWrt firmware, which will be used in following configuration.

Please make sure you chosen the model of your router.

Note: Installing firmware that is not compatible with your router may cause permanent damage to your router.

Step 2. Sign in to your router account

Open router control panel on a new tab or page and enter the IP address of your router -, by default. Can not find router’s gateway, click here.

Enter your Linksys account and password, then click "Sign In" to enter the router’s control panel.

Step 3. Install the X-VPN OpenWrt firmware

Navigate to "Connectivity" on sidebar, which is under Router Settings.

Click "Choose File", then select the X-VPN OpenWrt firmware you download in Step 1. Then select Start.

Cause X-VPN OpenWrt firmware is a third party firmware to Linksys router, you may be prompted the file name is unrecognized, click "Yes".

Wait for 1-2 minutes for the firmware to upgrade, then your router will reboot automatically.

Step 4.  Sign in to X-VPN OpenWrt System

Once your router has rebooted, you can open router's control panel on a new tab or page: enter the IP address of your router - by default.

If you have set a password, enter your  username and password, then click LOGIN.

If not, click "LOGIN" directly to enter the router’s control panel.

Sync router's time with browser

For normal installation and timely updates of X-VPN, you may sync router's time with browser first.

Navigate to "System > System > General Settings" to Click "SYNC WITH BROSWER".

How to set up and change password for the router?

In the router’s control panel, navigate to "System > Administration > Router Password" to set the password for your router.

Once you set new password, click save and refresh the page, the "No password set" prompt will disappear.

Step 5. Connect to X-VPN

Once you login in to OpenWrt firmware, click "INITIALIZE" to initialize X-VPN first.

Wait for about 10 seconds for X-VPN initialization. Then, sign in to your X-VPN premium account.

Free users? Go premium.

Sign in to enter the home page, then click the connect button to establish a VPN connection!

Additionally, you can click "Select Location" and "Change Protocol" to choose different locations and protocols.

Well done! Your router is now set up with X-VPN, now you can enjoy enhanced online privacy and security for all your connected devices.  

Other issue you may concern:

How to set up Wi-Fi on router?

Navigate to "Network" on sidebar, then click "Wireless".

If the Wi-Fi status is disabled, click "Enable" to active Wi-Fi network.

How to edit Wireless information?

Click "EDIT" in Wireless Overview to change name and password of your router Wi-Fi:

 After you set new name and password, please click "SAVE & APPLY" to apply your new settings.

How to recover the router system to Linksys?

Navigate to "System" on sidebar, select "Backup / Flash Firmware", click "FLASH IMAGE" to refresh new firmware to your router.

You may download Linksys firmware by visiting:

For WRT1900AC:

For WRT1900ACS:

Hope you enjoy this tutorial journey : )  Need more help? Contact Us.

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