Asus RT-AX88U router and VPN

Dougj

New Around Here
I have purchase an ASUS RT-AX88U router (with firmware version 3.0.0.4.388_20558) with the intent of setting it up to use VPN.
I have a subscription with NordVPN to provide the VPN service. When I log onto my NordVPN account it gives me a username and password for manual setup.

Although some of my router GUI windows appear different than as shown in the following article, I have set up and enabled the VPN Server:

I then downloaded the OpenVPN config file to my desktop.

My question is at step 5 do I create a new username and password or am I supposed to use the NordVPN username and password previously mentioned, or do I use some other existing username and password?

Once this step was completed, I moved to this second article for the client setup:

It should be noted that with the firmware I have the middle tab says VPN Fusion rather than VPN Client (see step 2).
I created a new profile and selected, as per step 4, the OpenVPN VPN type where I input my NordVPN username and password (is this correct?) and imported the OpenVPN config file from the server setup discussed above. Finally, I connected it to several of my home's devices.

However, when I try to enable the connection it states, "authentication failed". Any direction would be appreciated.

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Thanks
Doug
 

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Dougj

New Around Here
It appears I was on the wrong path as the instructions I was fed were not for what I was trying to accomplish. I found the correct install procedure on the NordVPN site. Please disregard this thread.
 

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I have purchase an ASUS RT-AX88U router (with firmware version 3.0.0.4.388_20558) with the intent of setting it up to use VPN.
I have a subscription with NordVPN to provide the VPN service. When I log onto my NordVPN account it gives me a username and password for manual setup.

Although some of my router GUI windows appear different than as shown in the following article, I have set up and enabled the VPN Server:

I then downloaded the OpenVPN config file to my desktop.

My question is at step 5 do I create a new username and password or am I supposed to use the NordVPN username and password previously mentioned, or do I use some other existing username and password?

Once this step was completed, I moved to this second article for the client setup:

It should be noted that with the firmware I have the middle tab says VPN Fusion rather than VPN Client (see step 2).
I created a new profile and selected, as per step 4, the OpenVPN VPN type where I input my NordVPN username and password (is this correct?) and imported the OpenVPN config file from the server setup discussed above. Finally, I connected it to several of my home's devices.

However, when I try to enable the connection it states, "authentication failed". Any direction would be appreciated.

See images attached.

Thanks
Doug
Hi @Dougj

i would suggest that you switch to the ASUSwrt-Merlin Firmware (currently version 388.1 for your router)
The VPN director and the whole VPN section of the browser interface is much better and comfortable compared to the ASUS Firmware.

Regards
 

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