IVPN OpenVPN DD-WRT Router Setup Guide

 1. Getting started:


2. Entering IVPN settings:

In your DD-WRT FlashRouter settings click on the Services > VPN page. Leave all settings not mentioned below as their default setting.

OpenVPN Server/Daemon

OpenVPN

Enable

Start Type

WAN UP

OpenVPN Client


Start OpenVPN Client

Enable

If you wish to disable your VPN connection simply set this to Disable at any time and click Apply Settings.

Server IP/Name

Choose any OpenVPN server address from the IVPN server list linked above. 

e.g. us-ca.gw.ivpn.net for a Los Angeles, USA OpenVPN connection

If you wish to change IVPN connection location once the setup is complete, THE ONLY SETTING YOU NEED TO CHANGE IS THE IVPN SERVER ADDRESS.

Port

443 for TCP, 2049 if you select UDP.

Tunnel Device

TUN

Tunnel Protocol

TCP or UDP

Encryption cipher

AES-256-CBC

Hash Algorithm

SHA1

User Pass Authentication

Enable

Username

Enter your IVPN username, e.g. ivpnxBnmxbY

Password

Enter your IVPN password

Advanced Options

Enable

TLS Cipher

None

LZO Compression

Adaptive

NAT

Enable

Firewall Protection

Enable

TLS Auth Key

Copy and Paste ALL contents of the IVPN TLS Auth Key file, found in the folder you downloaded above.

 Additional  Config

Copy & paste the following lines into the empty space:

tls-client
tls-cipher TLS-DHE-RSA-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA
resolv-retry infinite
keepalive 10 60
nobind
persist-key
persist-tun
persist-remote-ip
verb 3

Policy Based Routing

This field can be used for split VPN and Dual Gateway routing. Learn more here.

CA Cert

Copy and Paste ALL contents of the IVPN ca.crt file, found in the folder you downloaded above.

Click Apply Settings.

Hint: IVPN Certificate and Key are the same for all IVPN server locations. If you ever wish to change your VPN server location you DO NOT need to update this section. The only times you will need to update this section is if IVPN changes the configuration of their servers. 


3. Verifying a successful VPN connection:

How can I tell if my VPN connection is active?

  1. You should now see a CONNECTED SUCCESS message on your Status > OpenVPN page.
  2. Visit WhatIsMyIPAddress.com to verify your new IP address and virtual location. 
    Note: In some cases you may notice that the location is not showing the same location as the server you have input in your router settings; this is because geo tracking tools are often tricked by VPN connections. As long as you see an IP address that is not the same as your normal Internet IP address then you are indeed connected to IVPN.

4. Backing up your settings:

  1. It is always a good idea to save a backup of your working VPN settings after completing this setup, so that in the result of a reset or a faulty setting change you can load your working settings in a few simple clicks.
  2. Go to the Administration > Backup page and click the Backup button. A file called nvrambak.bin will be saved to your computer. We recommend renaming this file "FlashRouter Backup" for easy searching should you ever need it.

5. Troubleshooting:

  1. If you have any issues with your connection, you can review our IVPN Troubleshooting page.
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