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OpenVPN Settings

for Asus RT-N16 router with Tomato Firmware 1.28.0000 MIPSR2-3.1-132 K26 USB VPN

This tutorial guide will walk you through the steps to set up a VPN connection using the OpenVPN protocol on your router with the Tomato firmware, on the example of Asus RT-N16.

As a first step, you need to request the support service for an archive with configuration files for VPN servers (including personal servers, if you have purchased them). Open a file of the appropriate server in a word processing program.

The configuration file is as follows:

In a browser open the web interface of the router and enter login and password.

In the side menu click the VPN → OpenVPN Client tab.

You will find yourself at the VPN Client #1 → Basic tab.

Install the Start with WAN checkbox.

Interface Type: choose TUN

Protocol*: choose UDP

Server Address/Port*: 1194

Firewall: choose Automatic

Authorization Mode: choose TLS

The Username/Password Authentication checkbox should not be installed

Extra HMAC authorization (tls-auth): choose Disabled

Install the Create NAT on tunnel checkbox

Settings 1 Settings 2
Server Address Copy the server name, specified in the remote line of the configuration file ”remote <ServerName>”
Port 1194 80
Protocol UDP TCP

* Choose one of four settings options and enter the appropriate data in the Protocol and Server Address/Port fields

Go to the VPN Client #1 → Advanced tab

Poll Interval: enter 0

Install the Redirect internet traffic checkbox

Accept DNS configuration: choose Exclusive

Encryption cipher: choose BF-CBC

Compression: choose Adaptive

TLS Renegotiation Time: enter -1

Connection retry: enter -1

The Verify server certificate (tls-remote) checkbox should not be installed

In the Custom Configuration field enter the following information:

    tun-mtu 1500

Go to the VPN Client #1 → Keys tab
Select data between <tag> and </tag> in the configuration file, and paste it to the relevant field.

Certificate Authority –<ca> text from the configuration file </ca>
Client Certificate - <cert> text from the configuration file </cert>
Client Key - <key> text from the configuration file </key>

At the bottom of the page click Save, then Start VPN Client 1.

Wait for the status VPN Client #1(Running).

To review the connection status go to the VPN Client #1 → Status tab.