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How to Setup A DD-WRT VPN Client and Tomato for Your Router

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The internet itself is an amazing technology already, but using it through a safe and secure tunnel called a virtual private network (or commonly known as VPN) is extremely better. A VPN server protects you from invasive and fraudulent activities, such as spying and throttling, while allowing you to bypass censorships that restrict your access to websites based on your geolocation. It also lets you connect to a home network while you are away so you can easily access files even if you are remotely distant from home.

What’s even great about VPN is that you can set it up on your DD-WRT VPN client router so that every device that connects to your network can be protected by the VPN provider. This means that all of your gadgets, from your smartphones to your gaming consoles, can all use the internet safely and securely using the DD-WRT VPN client.

However, choosing the perfect router is not always an easy task, because there are factors to consider before purchasing one. There are also steps to do before you can configure the DD-WRT VPN client on your router, and precautions to take make sure that the DD-WRT VPN client is running properly and smoothly.

            There are two ways to set up DD-WRT VPN client or Tomato routers. Below are the following steps on setting both of them up.

Set Up OpenVPN on A DD-WRT VPN Client

 

Download the configuration files. Most DD-WRT VPN providers will send you an email upon registering, with the link to the configuration files. Click the link in the email, then log in to your account with you username and password once you are prompted to do so. Look for the ‘Set up VPN’ option in your account or subscription page (this may also vary depending on your provider). Then manually configure the files or location that you wish to connect to.

Configure your router. Open your web browser and go to the DD-WRT VPN client router’s settings page. Once you are in the DD-WRT main control panel, click the ‘Services’ tab, then choose the ‘VPN’ tab. Enable the ‘Start OpenVPN Client’ option, then enter the information in the boxes provided – this includes the IP address of the server location that you wish to connect to. You can find this in the configuration file that you have downloaded prior to this.

 

Set Up A PPTP VPN on A DD-WRT VPN Client

Create an Ethernet connection with your router. From your computer, make an Ethernet router connection by connecting your ADSL/Cable modem to WAN, then connect your desktop to LAN. For wireless connections, connect your ADSL/Cable modem to WAN, then to the wireless network.

Configure your router. Open your web browser and go to the DD-WRT VPN client router’s settings page. Go to the ‘Basic Setup’ tab, then choose the ‘Connection Type’ tab. From the drop-down menu, choose ‘PPTP’. Go to the ‘Use DHCP’ tab below the ‘Connection Type tab, and select ‘Yes’. Enter the server names that you wish to connect to in the boxes provided, including your username and password. Enable the ‘DHCP Server’, then apply the changes so all the settings you made will be saved.

 

 

Set Up OpenVPN on a Tomato Router

Open the router’s settings page. Once you are there, go to the Control Panel, then select ‘VPN Tunneling’. Choose ‘OpenVPN Client’, click the ‘Client 1’ tab, and then go to the ‘Basic’ tab. Apply the following settings: click the ‘Start with WAN’ box; from the Interface Type dropdown, select ‘TUN’; from the Protocol drop down, select ‘UDP’; in the space provided, enter the server address details found in the OpenVPN configuration file that you have downloaded; enter ‘53’ for UDP in the Port field; for the Firewall, select ‘Automatic’; for the Authorization Mode, select ‘TLS’; enter your username and password.

Open the ‘Advanced’ tab. Once you arrive at the said tab, make changes in the following fields: enter ‘0’ in the Poll Interval field; uncheck the ‘Redirect Internet Traffic’ box; from the Accept DNS Configuration dropdown, select ‘Relaxed’; from the Encryption Cipher dropdown, select ‘AES-256-CBC’; from the Compression dropdown, select ‘Adaptive’; enter ‘-1’ in the TLS Renegotiation field; enter ‘30’ in the Connection Retry field; uncheck the ‘Verify Server Certificate’ box.

Open the ‘Keys’ tab. Do the following once you get there: in the space for Static Key, open the WDC.key file, copy all of the content and paste it there; in the Certificate Authority field, open the CA.crt file, copy all of the content and paste it in the space provided; in the Client Certificate field, open Client.crt file, copy of all the content and paste it in the space provided; in the Certificate Key field, open Client.key file, copy all of the content and paste it in the space provided. Then click the ‘Save’ button to apply all of the changes that you have made.

 

Set Up PPTP VPN on a Tomato Router

Create an Ethernet connection with your router. From your computer, make an Ethernet router connection by connecting your ADSL/Cable modem to WAN, then connect your desktop to LAN. For wireless connections, connect your ADSL/Cable modem to WAN, then to the wireless network.

Open your router’s settings page. Do the following: under the ‘Basic’ tab, click on Network; from the Connection Type dropdown, select ‘PPTP’, and then enter your username and password; check the boxes ‘DHCP’ and ‘Use Default Gateway on Remote Network’; enter ‘255.255.255.0’ in the Subnet Mask field; enter your desired server addresses in the PPTP Gateway field; leave the Option field blank; from the Connect Mode dropdown, select ‘Keep Alive’; enter ’30’ (seconds) in the Check Interval field; from the MTU field, select ‘Default; keep your LAN and Wireless settings to its default settings. Click the Save button to apply all the changes you have made.

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