Strong VPN

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Sabai Technology has partnered with StrongVPN, a veteran VPN service provider who truly cares about online privacy and security. Strong VPN keeps zero usage logs and also owns their own VPN servers rather than leasing their infrastructure, giving them more control over the security of their network than most providers.

If you already have a subscription with StrongVPN and are looking for the setup guides for your Sabai OS VPN Router, click here to scroll to the right section.

StrongVPN is giving all Sabai Technology customers 15% off with promotional code SABAIVIP.

Follow this link to get a StrongVPN account.

What is StrongVPN?

StrongVPN is a VPN provider based in California that integrates seamlessly with Sabai OS. They offer a true no logs policy, as well as a seven day money back guarantee should you not get to grips with the service.

As well as a VPN service, all StrongVPN customers get access to their SmartDNS, which allows you to bypass geo-restrictions, censorship, and IP blocking without encryption. This makes SmartDNS slightly faster than VPN, and perfect for streaming HD video and gaming.

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StrongVPN pricing and packages

StrongVPN offers a single package with different price points depending on how long you sign up for. One month is $10, 3 months is $8/ month, 12 months is $5.35/ month. The service is the same regardless of the amount of time you sign up for.

Security

StrongVPN offers several connection protocols, the most popular of which, among VPN users, is OpenVPN. Other protocols offered by StrongVPN are PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, and IKEv2. Sabai OS can be used with OpenVPN and PPTP

OpenVPN is considered the most secure VPN protocol, as it uses exceptionally strong encryption. StrongVPN provides OpenVPN with up 256 - 2048 bit encryption available, whilst retaining high speeds.

OpenVPN is the best choice when privacy is required. It is customizable to run on any port, and fast enough for most applications when using a fast internet connection.

PPTP can be slightly faster than OpenVPN, but uses weaker encryption (128 bit). It can be used with devices that don’t support stronger protocols such as OpenVPN or L2TP. If you’re not worried about encryption (you should be), but just want the fastest connection to a server in another location, PPTP can be a good choice.

Locations

Strong VPN operates 686 servers in 47 cities throughout 24 countries worldwide:

Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Performance Issues

There are several optimizations that can be performed to get the best speed from StrongVPN. The simplest way is to choose a server that’s as close as possible to your actual location. If you’re still experiencing speed issues, try changing to PPTP and check if that helps. If not, it’s possible there’s an issue with your ISP. Go to speedtest.net and check your speed with and without the VPN. If there’s little difference, but both are slow, then you should consider asking your ISP about a faster service.

You can also try connecting directly to your modem, rather than through the router. If you experience significantly better speeds when bypassing the router, there could be an issue with the router itself. In this case, contact Sabai Technology technical support.

StrongVPN Setup on Sabai OS

OpenVPN for Sabai OS version 7.12 or later only

For Sabai OS version 7.05 or earlier only click here

Log into your account at strongvpn.com

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Hover over VPN Accounts and click on VPN Accounts Summary

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Account numbers starting with 'a' click on Account Setup Instructions

If your account number stars with an "s" click here to continue. 

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Scroll down to Manual Setup and click on Get Configuration. Choose your country then City, set the port to UDP and click Get OpenVPN Configuration

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A file will download to your computer, example:

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Click here to continue. 

 

Account numbers starting with 's' click on Get OpenVPN config file

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Scroll down to Manual Setup and click on Linux/Mac config file

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A file will download to your computer, example:

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Please make sure you are connected to the Sabai router before continuing setup. Connect using either wire or wireless.

Default Wireless connection is

SSID: Sabai24

Password: sabaipass123

Open a new web browser tab and enter 192.168.199.1 in the address bar and log in to your Sabai VPN Router. The default login is admin and sabaipass123.

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Click on Network then OpenVPN and browse to the file you downloaded earlier and click Open. The file will load into your router. Click Show File, Edit and enter the VPN Account Login and Password in the provided boxes.

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The VPN Username and Password are found on the OpenVPN config file download page.

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Check both boxes now available: Use VPN DNS and Blcok Other DNS. Click Start.

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Setup is complete, check the top right corner for location and connection status of the VPN.

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OpenVPN Auto-Installer for Sabai OS version 7.05 or earlier only

Log into your account at strongvpn.com

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Hover over VPN Accounts and click on Legacy VPN Accounts Summary

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Scroll to Your OpenVPN/IPSec accounts and click on Get Installers

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Click on the Sabai OS button

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Copy the string of text in the text box.

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Please make sure you are connected to the Sabai router before attempting setup. Connect using either wire or wireless.

Default Wireless connection is

SSID: Sabai24

Password: sabaipass123

Open a new web browser tab and enter 192.168.199.1 in the address bar and log in to your Sabai VPN Router. The default login is admin and sabaipass123.

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Click on Diagnostics then System

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Paste the copied text into the box. Click Execute

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A message will be displayed confirming installation to your router

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Click on the Network menu link.

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Click on the OpenVPN menu link.

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Click Start

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Setup is complete, check the top right corner for location and connection status of the VPN.

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Please reboot your router to complete VPN setup

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That's it! You can now setup up Gateways

PPTP for StrongVPN

Log into your account at StrongVPN.com 

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Hover over VPN Accounts and click on VPN Accounts Summary

 

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Click on Account Setup Instructions.

Keep this page open, we're about to use it.

Return to the router control panel at 192.168.199.1 in your web browser.

Click on the Network link.

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Click on the PPTP link.

Configuring Your Sabai VPN Router

STEP 1. Enter your Server.

STEP 2. Enter your Username.

STEP 3a. Enter your Password.

Click Save.

Verify your entry.

STEP 3b. Click Start.

Congrats!

Your basic PPTP setup is complete.

Gateways

Next you’ll want to set up one of Sabai Technology’s most popular features - Gateways. A router gateway allows you to simultaneously connect one or more devices to your router’s VPN connection, whilst connecting other devices to your local non-VPN internet. This gives great flexibility and allows you to securely connect to a server in another country to access geo-restricted content, whilst using your normal internet for simple browsing of the web, social media, etc.

It’s also often possible to get early access to games in particular countries, so you can simply switch your VPN over to that country for your gaming system, whilst keeping your phone, tablet, etc. connected to the local internet.

Sabai OS Gateways also work in combination with our VPN Accelerator, which makes a third connection to choose from, and gives your VPN connection an impressive speed boost.

Setup of Gateways is done through the Sabai OS dashboard, and is the same for all our routers. Head over to the gateways setup page to get started.