Astrill Router 2.0 applet now supports both DD-WRT and Tomato firmware routers. There are two ways to install Astrill Router 2.0 applet, first is via Astrill application, and second is via Astrill members website. Please note that requirements are the same, minimal build is 13309 (v24 or newer; Mega, Big, VPN, OpenVPN builds). Your DD-WRT or Tomato firmware must support OpenVPN for Astrill Router 2.0 applet to work, because the applet is just an enchantment for OpenVPN protocol with extra features for your router.
Installing Astrill Router 2.0 applet
To install Astrill Router 2.0 applet, login to Astrill Members section (https://members.astrill.com/), then Navigate to VPN SERVICES > Router Set up (https://members.astrill.com/router-setup.php). Enter your router’s IP address (192.168.1.1) and Firmware type (TOMATO), then click on Install button. In this example we will show you how to install Astrill Router 2.0 applet on Tomato firmware routers.Please copy the text below to clipboard, then go to Tools > System (http://192.168.1.1/tools-shell.asp) and enter this line into command, and then click on Execute button. Please note that this step is only required for Tomato firmware routers, on DD-WRT firmware routers Astrill Router 2.0 applet is installed straight away!
After you see “Installed successfully !”, that means Astrill Router 2.0 applet is install and ready to use. Astrill applet is installed under menu ‘Astrill VPN’ on the left. If you don’t see ‘Astrill VPN’ menu on the left, please hit CTRL+F5 or clear browser cache. You can also go directly to Astrill VPN by navigating to (http://192.168.1.1/user/cgi-bin/astrill.cgi).
Features in Astrill Router 2.0 applet
- Site Filter
- Device Filter
- Port Forward
- Check for Updates
Tunnel all web sites through VPN – use this mode for privacy protection. This mode may slow down your Internet speed.
Tunnel only these sites/Exclude these sites – specify a list of IP addresses, one per line. You can use IP blocks in CIDR format as well, e.g. 126.96.36.199/24.
Tunnel only International sites – use this mode only if you want to unlock geo-locked content, for example streaming TV. Local web sites will load directly thus their speed will not be affected. Please note, if you use this mode, it might take a few minutes for router to connect to our VPN server, depending on number of IP addresses allocated to your country.
Unblock sites – use this mode if you are located in China to tunnel only blocked sites through VPN. All other sites will go directly.
Device filter feature is very useful and many users have been waiting for this. You can connect your devices to your router via LAN or Wi-Fi, and then select which devices you want to go directly and which devices to tunnel through Astrill VPN. There are 3 options for Tunnel through VPN, which are “Tunnel all devices through VPN”, “Tunnel only selected devices”, and “Exclude selected devices”. If a device is not shown in the list, please make sure device is connected to the router and try to reload the page.
Forwards ports from VPN to a local computer connected to the router. This option is useful for P2P applications (for example BitTorrent).
For port forwarding to work, you need to enable port forwarding on this page as well as under Astrill Members section, VPN SERVICES > Port Forward (https://members.astrill.com/port-forward.php).
If you wish to use P2P applications (for example BitTorrent), make sure you are using a server marked with a star (*), and make sure you have set the correct port number in your BitTorrent client to same port number found under VPN SERVICES > Port Forward (https://members.astrill.com/port-forward.php).
Check for Updates
If there is an update available, you can update Astrill Router applet straight from your router without having to go thought all installation steps again.
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