OverPlay 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 OverPlay client connection setup. 
  • Log into the OverPlay website to make sure your account is active and your username and password are correct. If you are unable to login to their website then you have the incorrect information for the setup below.

2. Entering OverPlay 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

Find a full list of OverPlay servers

nyc-a01.wlvpn.com is one of the OverPlay servers for New York

If you wish to change OverPlay server connection location, this is the only field you need to update.


1194 or 443

Tunnel Device


Tunnel Protocol


 Encryption cipher


Hash Algorithm


User Pass Authentication



Check Username/Password Authentication and enter the username that you use to login to the OverPlay website.  Make sure to add @overplay after your username.

Hint:  For example, if your OverPlay username is "flashrouters" enter "flashrouters@overplay" as your username.

Password Enter the password that you use to login to the OverPlay website

Advanced Options


TLS Cipher


LZO Compression




Firewall Protection


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 ca.crt found at this link, starting and ending with:

Click Apply Settings.

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 http://www.overplay.net/ip 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 OverPlay.

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 faulty settings 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 OverPlay Troubleshooting page.



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