How to setup US VPN IP on a router in UK


If you want to change your Netflix region and watch US Netflix outside USA using VPN. You need to configure VPN first. Devices such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Playstation,  Smart TVs,Wii, and Xbox do not have a VPN client installed. Therefore, you have to either connect these devices to a VPN enabled router or connect them to your computer via network sharing. In this article, you will find instructions on how to install VPN on your router.

How to set up VPN on Apple TV via router
How to set up VPN via router

Devices that need a VPN router to get a US IP through VPN

Here is a list of streaming devices without a VPN client. The VPN setup methods on such devices doesn’t differ much from one to another.

  • Apple TV
  • WD TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Chromecast
  • Wii/Wii U
  • Xbox One/360
  • Playstation (PS3/PS4/PS Vita)
  • Smart TV
  • Nintendo 2DS/3DS
  • Blu-ray Players
  • DVD Players
  • Roku (Streaming Stick, Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 3, Roku HD, Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2 XS, Roku LT)

List of commonly used VPN enabled routers

  • Asus: RT-N16, N66U, AC68U, AC66U
  • Linksys: E900, WRT54GL, E2500, E4200, E1200, E2000
  • Netgear: R7000, WNDR3700
  • TP-Link: WDR3600

 How to enable VPN on Apple TV via Router

  • The first and foremost step to enable VPN on Apple TV is to obtain a VPN account. If you are searching for a good VPN provider, try ExpressVPN has over 97 servers distributed around the globe and offers around the hour support.
  • After you’ve obtained your VPN router, you need to connect your VPN account details. This slightly differs from one router to another. However, if you own one of the routers listed above, this process is relatively easy. Please refer to your VPN service documentation. Depending on your router, you should be able to choose from OpenVPN/PPTP and L2TP.
  • Once you’ve set up your router with VPN, you must connect the streaming device to that router via the wireless network. Alternatively, you can connect your some devices to the router through a WLAN cable.
  • Keep in mind that all devices connected to your VPN router, such as your Smart TV, Xbox, Playstation, Blu-ray player, or Roku, will be connected to the internet using the router’s IP address. That’s why you can now access Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Vudu, Crackle, or WWE Network on any devices connected to the router.
  • If you do not own a VPN router and don’t plan on purchasing one, you can also enable VPN on your device via network sharing.We’ve prepared an article which shows you how to install VPN on PC or Mac and connect Apple TV to it. Otherwise try a Smart DNS Provider which works on all devices instead without the need for extra hardware.

16 thoughts on “How to setup US VPN IP on a router in UK”

  1. Hi I have Asus rt 68u router and set up open VPN on my android phone I have open VPN app.when I connect to home network it shows that I am connected but my input address is not changing to home network input.
    Can you help?

      1. Hi Isso
        Yes I connect through a third party wifi, then check with whatismyip. This tells me I am still on the 3rd party ip and location . If I enter my router ip I can access my router and this tells me I am connected to it.

    1. Hi Dee. The problem with free of charge VPN providers is that they might no be totally safe to use and that you only get a limited amount of bandwidth to use. So I wouldn’t really recommend going down that road.

  2. This article says it shows you how to put a vpn on your router, but it doesn’t or if it does I can’t see where.

    Anyway I have a vpn and a TP link router so does anyone know how I put the vpn on the router please?


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