OctaneVPN Setup Guides

Setup OpenVPN on your DD-WRT Router Post Release 25000

Setup OpenVPN on Your DD-WRT Flashed Router

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  1. Note: This guide assumes you aleady have a router flashed with the Merlin or Tomato firmware.
    Note2: Not all router hardware and DD-WRT software combinationssupport VPN. See DD-WRT Versions for more information about which version of DD-WRT support VPN.
  2. Select a Gateway Location that you would like to use and copy it's URL. Generally, a city closer to you will have better speed performance.
  3. Open a Windows Prompt or Linux/Mac OS X Terminal to issue a ping command to resolve the Gateway's IP address
    ex: $ ping gw1.iad1.octanevpn.com
    PING gw1.iad1.octanevpn.com (208.76.12.4)
    Note the IP address
  4. On the DD-WRT router configuration page, goto the 'Services' tab, and then click the 'VPN' sub-tab.
  5. Scroll down to the 'OpenVPN Client' section, and click 'Enable'.
    • Start OpenVPN Client: Enable
    • Server IP/Name: enter the IP Address you noted above
    • Port: Either 443 or 8888 are available
    • Tunnel Device: TUN
    • Tunnel Protocol: UDP (TCP can be used if you're having connection issues or in conjuntion with port 443 to mimic HTTPS)
    • Encryption Cypher: AES-256 CBC
    • Hash Algorithm: SHA1
    • Username: enter your OctaneVPN password in the form [email protected]
    • Password: your OctaneVPN password (not the plaintext password)
    • U/P Auth Only: No
    • Extra HMAC Auth: Disabled
    • Create NAT on Tunnel: Yes
  6. Scroll down to the 'Advanced Settings' section, and click 'Enable'.
    • TLS Cipher: None
    • LZO Compression: Disabled
    • NAT: Enable
    • Firewall: Disable - we block all incoming ports by default
    • Tunnel MTU: 1500
  7. Insert these lines into Additional Config Field:
    keepalive 10 120
    remote-cert-tls server
    redirect-gateway
  8. Download the OctaneVPN Cert File and save it locally
    Open the Cert File in a text editor
  9. Back in your router config screen, open the Keys and Certificates link in Basic Settings
    Copy from the text editor and paste into the router config:
    • Certificate Authority including the text -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- and -----END CERTIFICATE-----
    • Client Certificate including the text -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- and -----END CERTIFICATE-----
    • Client Key including the text -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- and -----END CERTIFICATE-----
    • Static Key leave blank
    Save the config and Apply Settings
  10. On the Administration tab, click the Management sub-tab. Scroll to the bottom and click Reboot Router.
  11. After Rebooting router, Go to the Status tab and OpenVPN sub-tab. You should see Client: CONNECTED SUCCESS
    You can verify your IP is changed at http://www.whatismyip.com/

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