Configuring OpenVPN on your iOS device for Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router

OpenVPN Connect is an application that lets you connect your Linksys router with OpenVPN support with your iOS device.  The instructions below will guide you on how to configure the iOS device using OpenVPN.
Before configuring the iOS device, make sure the following are met:
  • Make sure the OpenVPN Connect app is downloaded and installed on your iOS device.  To download, click here.
  • Make sure that the Linksys router with OpenVPN feature is configured for OpenVPN.  For instructions on how to configure OpenVPN for the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers (WRT3200ACM, WRT1900AC, WRT1900ACS, and WRT1200AC), click here.
  • You must have the username and password provided by the admin.
  • You must have the OpenVPN profile as an email attachment (.ovpn) provided by the admin who configured the OpenVPN feature on the router.
Step 1:
Download and install the OpenVPN Connect app on your iOS device.
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Step 2:
Tap the Mail App icon to open your email.  
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Step 3:
Select the .ovpn file.
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Step 4:
Open the profile attachment with the OpenVPN option.  
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Step 5:
The OpenVPN Connect App will open automatically and under NEW PROFILES ARE AVAILABLE, tap the  icon.
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Step 6:
Enter the username and password provided by the administrator.  Toggle the Save button if you want to save the profile.  Then, toggle the button under Disconnected to the right to Connect.  The OpenVPN tunnel will be established immediately.
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QUICK TIP:  To verify the connectivity between the iOS device and the network, check if the iOS device can ping the Linksys router’s LAN IP address or any other device behind the Linksys router.  
Related Article:
Configuring OpenVPN on your Android™ device for Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router

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