VanishedVPN OpenVPN Tomato Router Setup Guide

  1. Getting started:


2. Entering VanishedVPN settings:

In your Tomato FlashRouter settings click on the VPN Tunneling > OpenVPN Client section. 

OpenVPN Client > Client 1 > Basic

Start with WAN

Check this box if you want your VPN connection to startup automatically anytime the router connects to the Internet.

Interface Type

TUN

Protocol

UDP

Server Address/Port

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.

Enter port 1194

Firewall

Automatic

Authorization Mode

TLS

Username/Password Authentication

Check Username/Password Authentication and enter the email that you signed up for VanishedVPN with and then enter your VanishedVPN password contained in your registration email.

Extra HMAC authorization (tls-auth)

Disabled

Create NAT on tunnel

Check this box.

Click Save.


OpenVPN Client > Client 1 > Advanced

Poll Interval

0

Redirect Internet Traffic

Do not check this box.

Ignore Redirect Gateway (route-nopull)

Do not check this box unless you are using the advanced VPN Routing Policy feature.

Accept DNS configruation

Strict

Encryption cipher

BF-CBC

Compression

 Adaptive

TLS Renegotiation Time

 -1

Connection Retry

 30

Verify server certificate (tls-remote)

 Do not check this box.

Custom Configuration

tun-mtu 1200
persist-key
persist-tun

Click Save. 


OpenVPN Client > Client 1 > Keys

Certificate Authority

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

 

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

Client Certificate

Leave this field blank.

Client Key

Leave this field blank.

Click Save.


 Click the Start Now button to start up the VanishedVPN connection. 


3. Verifying a successful VPN connection:

How can I tell if my VPN connection is active?

  1. Instead of seeing the Start Now button, you should now see the Stop Now button in your OpenVPN Client area. Click Stop Now to terminate the active VPN connection at any time. 
  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.
  3. Navigate to the Advanced > Routing section in your Tomato firmware settings. If you are connected to a VPN then you will notice a tun11 listed in your Routing Table interfaces (tun12 if you are using OpenVPN Client 2). 

4. Additional Router VPN Features

How can I setup 2 VanishedVPN client connections on my Tomato FlashRouter?

  1. In the VPN Tunneling > OpenVPN Client section you will see a Client 1 and Client 2 section. It is not possible to run both client VPN connections at the same time, but you can setup both clients and then Start/Stop Now whichever client you like, depending on which VPN server location you want to use. 
  2. Copy all settings used for VanishedVPN setup as indicated in Client 1 setup above, except this time enter a different server address in the Client 2 > Basic section. 
  3. Make sure you do not check the Start with WAN checkbox on both VPN Clients. If you try to connect to both Client 1 and Client 2 at the same time you will likely lose Internet connectivity entirely. 

5. 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 faulty settings change you can load your working settings in a few simple clicks.
  2. Go to the Administration > Configuration page and name the file "FlashRouter Backup" for easy searching should you ever need it. Click the Backup button. The file will be saved to your computer.
  3. To load your backup go to the Administration > Configuration, and under the Restore Configuration section, click Choose File, select your backup file, then click Restore and give the router a minute or two to load your settings. 

6. Troubleshooting:

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

 

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