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

OpenVPN Connect is an application that lets you connect your Android™ device to your home network on the Linksys router with OpenVPN support.  The instructions below will guide you on how to configure the Android device using OpenVPN.

Before configuring the Android device, make sure the following requirements are met:
  • Make sure the OpenVPN Connect app is downloaded and installed on your Android 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.
  • The OpenVPN profile must be saved in the SD card on your Android device.  This was provided via an email attachment (.ovpn) by the admin who configured the OpenVPN feature on the router.
Step 1:
Download and install the OpenVPN Connect app on your Android device.
 
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Step 2:
Launch the OpenVPN Connect app, which will show the welcome page.  The next step is to import the .ovpn file into the app.
 
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Step 3:
Open the function menu and select Import.
 
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Step 4:
Assuming the .ovpn file is an a SD card, select Import Profile from SD card.
 
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Step 5:
Select the .ovpn file.
 
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Step 6:
When the profile is imported, the device is ready to make a VPN connection to the Linksys router.  Enter the username and password provided by the administrator, then tap the Connect button.  The OpenVPN tunnel will be established immediately.
 
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If the OpenVPN tunnel is established successfully, you can see the connection stats and the Disconnect button.

 
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QUICK TIP:  To verify the connectivity between the Android device and the network, check if the Android phone can ping the Linksys router’s LAN IP address or any other device behind the Linksys router.  
 
 
Related Article:
 
Configuring OpenVPN on your iOS device for Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router

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