VPN Unlimited OpenVPN DD-WRT Router Setup Guide

 

 1. Getting started:

  • If you are following this guide it means you have no problems connecting to your FlashRouter network and accessing your FlashRouter settings. 
  • If you are having trouble accessing your router settings then you can always follow our guide on how to access your router settings or if needed how to reset your router to default DD-WRT firmware settings before proceeding with your VPN Unlimited client connection setup. 
  • In order to complete OpenVPN setup for VPN Unlimited, you must first e-mail VPN Unlimited support to obtain the certs, keys, and .ovpn connection files associated with your account. 
  • Hint: Use the program Notepad++ in Windows or TextEdit in MAC OS to open view the contents of your .ovpn file. 

2. Entering VPN Unlimited 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

At the bottom of the .ovpn file you downloaded above, you can find your server address e.g.: 
remote us-la.vpnunlimitedapp.com

us-la.vpnunlimitedapp.com is your VPN Unlimited server location

Port

1194 for Tunnel Protocol UDP

80 for Tunnel Protocol TCP

Tunnel Device

TUN

Tunnel Protocol

UDP or TCP

Encryption cipher

Blowfish-CBC

Hash Algorithm

SHA1

User Pass Authentication

Disable

Advanced Options

Enable

TLS Cipher

None

LZO Compression

Adaptive

NAT

Enable

Firewall Protection

Enable

nsCertType verification

Checked

Additional Config

 Copy & paste the following lines into the empty space:
persist-key
persist-tun

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 in between the <ca> and </ca> lines from your .ovpn file starting and ending with:
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
...
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

Public Client Cert

Copy and Paste all contents in between the <cert> and </cert> lines from your .ovpn file starting and ending with:
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
...
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

Private Client Key

Copy and Paste all contents in between the <key> and </key> lines from your .ovpn file starting and ending with:
-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
...
-----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----

Click Apply Settings.

Note: There is a lot of copy and paste required for this section. Be sure to have your VPN Unlimited .ovpn file open using Notepad++ on Windows or TextEdit on MAC OS.

Hint: VPN Unlimited Public Client Cert and Private Client Key are DIFFERENT for all VPN Unlimited server locations. If you ever wish to change your VPN server location you need to update the Server IP/Name as well as the Client Cert and Client Key fields. All other settings remain the same.


3. Verifying a successful VPN connection:

  1. You should now see a CONNECTED SUCCESS message on your Status > OpenVPN page.
  2. Visit http://www.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 VPN Unlimited.

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 VPN Unlimited Troubleshooting page.
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