DD-WRT v3 Router Open VPN Setup
DD-WRT Router Setup Guide
Initial DD-WRT Setup and Important Notes
The following is required for VPNShazam VPN to work with a DD-WRT router:
- Buy a secure VPNShazam VPN connection package
An internet connection
DD-WRT compatible router running v3
Before following this guide, you will need to install DD-WRT on your router. To do this, you will need to go to DD-WRT’s router database and search for your router’s model number to see if your router is compatible or find a beta build for your router. This guide uses KONG’s beta build of DD-WRT v3.0-r31520M on a Netgear R7000.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Certain beta builds may not work with OpenVPN. Please read the feedback in the build forum before installing a beta build. Also note, regardless of what model router you have our a version of DD-WRT you are installing, there is a chance of bricking your router (i.e. rendering the router completely useless) if the process of putting DD-WRT on the router does not complete properly. Please thoroughly read and follow the related documentation regarding the updating procedure for your router, to minimize the risk of bricking your router.
Please check and consider the following before setting up your VPN connection in DD-WRT:
If you are running a router-behind-router configuration you will want to make sure your DD-WRT router is on a different subnet than any other router/modem on your network. This can be done by going to Setup/Basic Setup tab and changing your Local IP address to ‘192.168.8.1’ without quotes
We suggest adding the following static DNS addresses: 198.18.0.1 and 126.96.36.199, on the basic setup tab
Please check to ensure the NTP client is enabled and set to the correct time zone, which can be found at the bottom of the basic setup tab
Enable Syslogd so you can get logs if you run into any trouble with your setup. You can do this by going to Services tab and scrolling down to System Log, then Enable Syslogd.
To setup the VPN connection on your router, go to the Services/VPN tab, enable the OpenVPN Client, and set the connection up using the following settings:
Server IP/Name: Choose a server IP from our servers list (download page) according to your purchased package and enter the address in this field
Port: use 1194 or 443
Tunnel Device: TUN
Tunnel Protocol: use UDP or TCP
Encryption Cipher: AES-256-CBC
Hash Algorithm: SHA256
User Pass Authentication: Enable
Username: YourVPNShazam Username
Password: Your VPNShazam Password
Advanced Options: Enable
TLS Cipher: None
LZO Compression: Adaptive
Copy and paste the following into your Additional Config:
CA Cert: Copy and paste the certificate in the box.
Save and Apply the settings, then go to the Administration tab and click Reboot at the bottom of the page.
Check the VPN Connection
Once your router has finished booting up, verify you are connected by going to the Status/OpenVPN tab and check the State.
If you have any questions about this guide, please contact support.