Astrill Setup Manual:Getting started with ASUS Merlin firmware for routers
Install Astrill Router Applet directly onto ASUS Merlin firmware (RMerlin/ASUSWRT-Merlin firmware) routers.
Install ASUSWRT-Merlin Firmware
First check if you have compatible router, and then install ASUS Merlin Firmware onto your router.
ASUSWRT-Merlin firmware supported routers:
Developer website: https://www.asuswrt-merlin.net/
Source code: https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin
Enable JFFS on ASUS Router
Enable JFFS before installing the Astrill applet. On router UI we have to enable "Format JFFS partition at next boot" and "Enable JFFS custom scripts and configs" options under Administration / System tab and reboot router.
NOTE: If you don't see JFFS on settings tab, please verify if you have installed ASUSWRT-Merlin firmware. Make sure you see (Merlin build) next to firmware version.
Installation of Astrill router applet
Login into your account from Astrill website and go to VPN SERVICE > Router Set-up & copy Installation Command.
Enable SSH on your router
Once it is enabled SSH into your router using this command in any command line tool: ssh email@example.com
Note: You need to replace admin & 192.168.1.1 with your router's username and IP address.
Execute installation command
Once you're logged-in into your router through SSH, execute Astrill VPN Applet installation command. Astrill VPN Applet will be installed with a success message like this:
Astrill router applet [version] installed successfully!
If you need assistance, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org