How to set up OpenVPN on Portal router


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

You will learn how to:

  1. Get your credentials
  2. Choose Surfshark server
  3. Configure the OpenVPN client
  4. Connect to the VPN
  5. 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. Log in to your Portal router using the following IP: or

    NOTE: If you can't log in, check your router's backside or the user's manual to find the default IP address and credentials. Usually, the username and password fields are both admin.

  2. Once you log in, click on the VPN tab on the left side menu of the screen.

  3. In the VPN section, select Add new OpenVPN client.

  4. You will need to enter the Surfshark service credentials.

    Name: A name of your choice
    Username: Enter your Surfshark credential username (refer to the Get your credentials section in this article)
    Password: Enter your Surfshark credential password (refer to the Get your credentials section in this article)


  5. Click on the Import .ovpn File button, select the OpenVPN configuration file you downloaded (refer to Choose a Surfshark server section in this article), and click Apply.

Connect to the VPN


Toggle the connection button for the configuration you have created to connect.


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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