How to set up OpenVPN on a Sabai router

In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure the Surfshark VPN tunnel on your Sabai router.

To proceed, you will need a router with Sabai 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 OpenVPN client
  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 OpenVPN client


  1. Open your Sabai router by entering its IP address in the URL bar of your browser.

  2. Navigate to Network > OpenVPN. Here, you will find the OpenVPN client.

  3. Click Choose File.

  4. Navigate to the configuration file (refer to Choose a Surfshark server section in this article). Click on it, then click Open.

  5. You will see the name of your configuration file.

  6. Click Show file.

  7. Now click Edit.

  8. Enter the Surfshark service credentials (refer to Get your credentials section in this article).

  9. Click Save to store your credentials.

  10. Now click Start. This will enable the VPN connection. You will see the status and your new IP address at the top-right corner of your router interface.


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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