We’ve been asked to get OpenVPN working with ProtonVPN for one of our customers and have had no difficulty doing so. We were particularly interested in this VPN provider since they (and we) use Proton Mail. For anyone interested, here are the steps:
- Upgrade FW to 8.1.1
- Obtain and install the Open VPN WAN license, “LIC-OPN-WAN” (inexpensive – only $20 in the USA.)
- Start the OpenVPN setup at Network → WAN → OpenVPN.
- If you have not obtained an account with ProtonVPN do so now at https://account.protonvpn.com/login.
- Get the .ovpn file at https://account.protonvpn.com/downloads#openvpn-configuration-files after selecting the options you want (same procedure for free or paid versions.) In Step 1 be certain to select “Router.”
- Enter your credentials where called for on the OpenVPN config page. Note that this is not your ProtonVPN log-on as explained here – How to log in to ProtonVPN? - ProtonVPN Support.
- Set the other parameters on the OpenVPN set-up page as needed.
- Set outbound policy (Network → Outbound Policy) to direct the desired traffic to the OpenVPN WAN.
This set-up was not difficult and it seems to work well. Kudos to the Peplink product management folks and engineers for implementing this feature.