How to Block VPNs on Your Router

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to block VPNs on your router using a Firewall.

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Many people use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to protect their online privacy, but did you know that VPNs can also be used to bypass government censorship and restrictions? If you live in a country with strict internet controls, a VPN can help you access the internet freely. However, if you’re trying to keep your internet usage private from your ISP or government, you may want to block VPNs on your router. In this article, we’ll show you how to block VPNs on your router so that only approved devices can connect to the internet.

Selecting a Router

Now that you know how to block a VPN on your router, you need to know how to select the right router for your needs. Here are some factors to keep in mind when shopping for a new router:

-Ease of use: If you’re not tech-savvy, you’ll want a router that’s easy to set up and use. Many routers come with setup software that make it easy to get started.
-Features: Most routers come with basic features like guest networking and parental controls, but if you have specific needs, like gaming or streaming, you’ll want a router that includes those features.
-Range: The range of the router is important if you have a large home or office. Make sure the router you choose can cover the area you need it to.
-Speed: The speed of the router is important if you have a lot of devices that will be using the internet at the same time. Make sure the router can handle the speed you need.

Once you have a new router, follow the instructions in this article to block VPNs on your network.

Configuring Your Router

If you want to block VPNs on your router, the best way to do it is to set up a firewall. This will prevent any incoming or outgoing traffic from using a VPN. You can usually find the firewall settings in the “Advanced” section of your router’s web interface.

If you have a separate firewall appliance, you will need to configure it to block VPN traffic. This will usually involve creating a rule that blocks all traffic on port 1723 (PPTP) or port 500 (IKE).

Some routers have built-in VPN blocking features. For example, DD-WRT routers allow you to set up policies that block specific IP addresses or subnets from accessing the router. Tomato routers let you block VPNs by protocol ( PPTP, L2TP, etc).

If your router doesn’t have any built-in VPN blocking features, you can install a custom firmware like DD-WRT or Tomato. These firmware replacements add a lot of features and options to your router, including the ability to block VPN traffic.


We hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how to block VPNs on your router. As we mentioned before, there are a number of reasons why you might want to do this, including increasing security and preventing data leaks. Whatever your reason, we hope this guide has been helpful in getting you started.

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