7 Steps to Install CyberGhost VPN On Your Router

Last Updated by Thalia Oosthuizen on May 01, 2019

Installing a VPN on your router will improve your security online and protect all your devices in one go.
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So you’re looking at installing CyberGhost VPN onto your router? You are one of the few people that think that when it comes to installing a VPN, it can only be installed on the device being used.

With technology changing every day, installing the VPN directly onto your router will protect multiple devices at the same time. This comes in handy for families or small businesses needing the security and protection that CyberGhost offers.

Before Installing CyberGhost On Your Compatible Router, You Should…

  • Check that your router has a built-in VPN client.
  • If you don’t already have a CyberGhost account, sign up for one.
  • Check your router’s configuration, it may already be able to connect to CyberGhost’s VPN network.

Installing CyberGhost On A Router

First, you need a router with a built-in VPN client. CyberGhost has router firmware (such as DD-WRT and Tomato) that you can install by visiting the CyberGhost website.

  1. Open the CyberGhost website in a different tab or window.
  2. Click on ‘My Devices‘ and then on ‘Add a New Device‘.
    CyberGhost My Devices
  3. Under the OS menu, click ‘Other’ and then on ‘Create New Credentials’.
    CyberGhost create new credentials
  4. Scroll back up the back, where you will see ‘Linux, Router, etc.’ has replaced ‘Add a New Device’. Click ‘Linux, Router, etc.’.
  5. Create a name for your router and enable additional features you want.
    CyberGhost create name router
  6. Once you have set your connection wishes, write down your username and password.
  7. Click ‘Download Configuration’ and save to your computer.
    CyberGhost download configuration

After you have downloaded the software, you will need to install it on the router. Here are the necessary steps (these steps may differ with each router):

  • Sign in to your router
  • Find the Configuration page
  • Locate the Router Firmware Update button
  • Click ‘Manual (OpenVPN Client)’ and fill in the data settings you wrote down in step 6
  • Click ‘Start Now
  • After the installation is complete, you can use this to control your router’s VPN

The Benefits of Using CyberGhost on your Router

Number of servers: 1,300+ | Server locations: 60+ | Supported devices: 7
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CyberGhost VPN is known for its user-friendly website and easy installation. CyberGhost has a robust 256-bit encryption that keeps all of your connections safe and protected. Whether it be in the comfort of your own home or on a public Wi-Fi connection, you can trust in CyberGhost to keep your information hidden.

This VPN has more than 1,300 servers in over 60 countries. The strict no logs policy ensures that your data is safe and prevents others from being able to track your logs, making you untraceable even to CyberGhost itself.

CyberGhost also offers breakneck connection speeds as well as unlimited bandwidth that will not be throttled. The kill switch is an excellent option to have when the website server you are browsing through drops unexpectedly. The kill switch immediately shuts down the website.

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Reasons To Install A VPN To Your Router

There are so many easy and convenient log on features that most other VPNs offer through their mobile apps and online sign-ins.

Why would anyone want to venture out and learn how to install CyberGhost onto their router? That question can be answered through these three main benefits of installing a VPN to your router:

1 It is always on

When the router connects to your VPN directly, you don’t need to worry about signing in to your VPN service every time you want to connect to the internet.

This is an excellent feature during those moments when you need to do a quick sign on and don’t want to deal with the hassle of having to log into your VPN account first in order to complete your quick sign on duties.

2 Multiple devices, one-time sign on

By having your VPN installed onto your router, any device that you own is connected to your router and will always be protected by CyberGhost. No extra steps of signing each device onto the VPN is required.

In every family household, at least three different devices need an Internet connection. Each device will need to be manually set up to the VPN. If you change phones often or you have a big family, constantly signing in for protection can become a time consuming and daunting task.

With CyberGhost installed directly on to your router, you only need to sign-in once. That single sign-on will provide continued protection on any device connected on your network without the constant need to sign in on your device.

3 Protects more than just your computer

On a normal VPN, you would need to sign in on each of your devices individually. This can be annoying when you are connecting game consoles, TVs and other devices that can make downloading and running VPNs difficult.

When using CyberGhost on your router, after that first initial sign on, any device that is connected to your Wi-Fi is automatically protected. This is a nice bonus for safeguarding your visitors’ privacy too.

Any devices that are connected to your network, no matter what type of device it may be, will automatically be routed through the VPN on the router.

This approach is very convenient and respectful of the users time. Being automatically connected is a great feature if you have devices that don’t support a VPN or if you have more members in your family than the connections allow.

Possible Drawbacks To Installing A VPN On Your Router

Having the ability to know that all of your devices connected to the internet are safe and secure from outside predators is a godsend.

However, running all of the devices on your network through your VPN at the same time can slow down your internet connection.

This can happen even if you don’t have a VPN client. While this speed decrease is not very dramatic, it is worth mentioning if you plan on running all your internet connections at once.

You may also have trouble accessing geo-restricted content in your local area.

If you are attempting to access content in your own region and your traffic is being routed through a different country, you may be blocked unless you reset your location. It is easy to fix but can be irritating.

However, even with these trade offs, installing CyberGhost on your router is a great idea and will benefit your security and privacy in leaps and bounds.

Come one, come all!

If you want to protect all your devices connected to your network, like your gaming consoles, smart TV, and your family’s devices, you should absolutely consider installing CyberGhost onto your router.

While setting this up does take longer than installing it to each of your devices, you can rest assured knowing that a one-time setup will protect all of your devices connected to your router.

Installing a VPN on your router will keep your devices secure and safe, and guarantee that any information from your network is encrypted.

This investment increases your privacy and security, ensuring that you or your family members don’t accidentally send information over unsecured connections.

It is also great knowing that the privacy and security that CyberGhost provides is always set to protection mode.
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Thalia Oosthuizen
After studying computer science at University for three years, Thalia developed a passion for online privacy and security. This passion has lead to her becoming a cyber security writer, sharing her knowledge with others so they have access to the information needed to protect their privacy online.