PureVPN OpenVPN DD-WRT Router Setup Guide

 1. Getting started:

2. Entering PureVPN 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



Start Type


OpenVPN Client

Start OpenVPN Client


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 UDP server address from the PureVPN server list linked above. 

e.g. usla1-ovpn-udp.pointtoserver.com for a Los Angeles, USA UDP OpenVPN connection

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



Tunnel Device


Tunnel Protocol


Encryption cipher


Hash Algorithm


User Pass Authentication



Enter your PureVPN VPN username, e.g. purevpn0s1234567


Enter your PureVPN VPN password

Advanced Options


TLS Cipher


LZO Compression




Firewall Protection


TLS Auth Key

Copy and Paste ALL contents of the PureVPN Wdc.key file, found in the folder you downloaded above.

Additional Config

tls-cipher "DEFAULT:@SECLEVEL=0"

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 PureVPN ca.crt file, found in the folder you downloaded above.

Click Apply Settings.

Hint: PureVPN Certificate and Key are the same for all PureVPN 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 PureVPN 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 PureVPN.

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 PureVPN Troubleshooting page.
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