How to set up Surfshark on GL.iNet router (3.x firmware)

In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure the Surfshark VPN tunnel on your GL. iNet router with 3.x firmware.

To proceed, you need to have a GL.iNet router running 3.x firmware and an active Surfshark subscription, which you can purchase on Surfshark's pricing page.

You will learn how to:

  1. Get your credentials
  2. Choose a Surfshark server
  3. Configure the VPN
  4. Ensure your connection was successful

Get your credentials

NOTE: These are not your regular credentials, such as your email and password.

  1. Enter the Surfshark login page and log in. Then, click on VPN > Manual Setup > Router > OpenVPN to generate your credentials.

  2. Once there, make sure that you are in the Credentials tab and click on Generate credentials.

    NOTE: Keep this tab open as we'll need it later.


Choose a Surfshark server


  1. Open the same page on another browser tab, go to the Locations tab, and locate the server that you wish to connect to.

  2. Click on the download icon to the right of the server name and click on Download UDP


Configure the VPN


  1. Log in to your GL. iNet router by entering the following IP:

    NOTE: The gateway IP might be different for your particular router. Check the backside of your router to find the default gateway of your router.

  2. Once you have accessed the router, go to the VPN tab > OpenVPN Client > Add a New OpenVPN Configuration.

  3. In the new window, import the file you downloaded (refer to Download configuration files section in this article)

  4. A new window will open, confirming that the file was uploaded successfully. Enter your Surfshark credentials (refer to Get your credentials section of this article).

    Enter the following information as shown below:

    Description: Enter the profile name of your choice 
    Username: Enter the Surfshark service username
    Password: Enter the Surfshark service password

  5. Click Submit

  6. A new VPN profile will be created in the OpenVPN section. If you have more than a single VPN profile, click the arrow to open the drop-down menu and choose the profile you just created. In our case, it's Aus.Melbourne.
  7. Then, click Connect.

  8. To disconnect from the VPN, navigate to OpenVPN client and click the Disconnect button.

Ensure the connection is successful


We always recommend checking if Surfshark VPN is working after setting it up for the first time. You can easily do it by performing Surfshark IP leak test and a DNS leak test. For your convenience, both are available on our website.

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