Hidemyass allows you to setup their VPN services on router which allow you to use single HMA on multiple devices at a time. For this purpose, you need to purchase Hidemyass suggested router which are Asus RT-AC88U, Netgear R8000, Asus RT-N66U and Linksys E2500. They are available to purchase on HMA website with discounted prices if you purchase them with VPN subscription. But it does not mean that you cannot use HMS VPN on other routers. Well, you can by configuration of your router’s setting.
There isn’t many steps need to follow to setup Hidemyass VPN your server. All you need to download DD-WRT firmware and set-up into your router setting. Following I am sharing the details how you can setup Hidemyass VPN on your router which will allow you to use VPN on any type of device as long as its allow you to use internet through router. These devices could be TV (including Apple and Google TV), gaming consoles like Xbox and Play station, Smartphones, iPad, tablets, computer and laptops etc.
By setting HMA on your router, can save money. You don’t need to purchase HMA account for other devices separately because setting up HMA on your router will automatically connect your internet connection with VPN server of your choice.
How to use Hidemyass VPN on router:
Before you going to start following the procedure to setup Hidemyass on router, make sure that you have already subscribe with Hidemyass to use their VPN services.
Step 1: Download DD-WRT firmware. This firmware will help you in flashing process through which you can setup Hidemyass on your router. You can download DD-WRT firmware from here ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/08-12-10-r14929/broadcom_K26/dd-wrt.v24-14929_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_RT-N16.trx
Step 2: Make sure that internet is working fine through router. You don’t need to connect cable to configure your router’s setting. You can still configurate router’s setting even if you are using internet through Wi-Fi.
Step 3: Open a web browser and enter the IP address to researched you router address. The IP address is 192.168.1.1.
Step 4: You will able to see the control panel of your router here. Click on firmware upgrade option and select the DD-WRT firmware file which you have downloaded in step 1.
Step 5: If the file has been uploaded successfully, you will able to configure Hidemyass on your router easily. Select PPTP type of WAN connection and DHCP from your router’s information page.
Step 6: Enter your Hidemyass username, password and IP address which you can get from HMA website.
Step 7: Enable both PPTP Encryption and disable packet reordering options. Also disable STP and write down mppe required and stateless at the additional PPTP options.
Step 8: Click save.
That’s it! You have successfully setup HidemyAss VPN on your router which will now allow you to use VPN services on all the connected devices including TV, computer, laptop, iPad, Smartphone and gaming consoles etc.