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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, Asus RT-N16 is taken as an example.

First of all, you need to create manual configuration files. In this regard, please follow a few simple steps described in our tutorial.

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

In the side menu, select VPN and go to the OpenVPN Client tab.

Now, complete the fields as follows:

Set the checkbox for Start with WAN.

Interface Type: choose TUN.

Protocol*: choose UDP.

Server Address/Port*: ua.vpnunlimitedapp.com / 1194

Note: We have chosen the Ukrainian server as an example.

Firewall: choose Automatic.

Authorization Mode: choose TLS.

The Username/Password Authentication checkbox should remain unchecked.

Extra HMAC authorization (tls-auth): choose Disabled.

Set the checkbox for Create NAT on tunnel.

In the Custom Configuration field, input the following data:

Settings 1Settings 2
Server AddressSpecify a server name from the created configuration set
Protocol UDPTCP

* Depending on the preferred options, 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, input the following data:

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>

Now click Save and 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.

That’s it! Now you have a running VPN connection on your router.