VanishedVPN OpenVPN DD-WRT Router Setup Guide

 

 1. Getting started:


2. Entering VanishedVPN 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 server address from the VanishedVPN server list linked above. 

e.g. usa.vanishedvpn.com for a USA OpenVPN connection

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

Port

1194

Tunnel Device

TUN

Tunnel Protocol

UDP

Encryption cipher

Blowfish-CBC

Hash Algorithm

SHA1

User Pass Authentication

Enable

Username

Enter the email that you signed up for VanishedVPN with.

Password

Enter your VanishedVPN password that is contained in your registration email.

Advanced Options

Enable

TLS Cipher

None

LZO Compression

No

NAT

Enable

Firewall Protection

Enable

Tunnel MTU Setting

1200

Policy Based Routing

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

CA Cert

Copy and paste the text below including all ----'s BEGIN/END/CERTIFICATE:

 

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----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-----END CERTIFICATE-----

Click Apply Settings.

Hint: The VanishedVPN Certificate is the same for all VanishedVPN 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 VanishedVPN 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 VanishedVPN.

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 VanishedVPN Troubleshooting page.
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