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DD-WRT OpenVPN configuration guide for VPN Unlimited users

This guide covers OpenVPN configuration on DD-WRT-flashed routers

If your router is not flashed with DD-WRT test and you’d like to do so, please visit https://www.dd-wrt.com for that. Here, you can find all the necessary instructions on how to flash, which routers are supported and other information.

1. The very first step to take in configuring your DD-WRT router to work with our service is receiving the manual configuration set. In this regard, please contact our support team at .

It is suggested to use the very same email address as the one you use for signing up at our website. If it is not convenient for you, no problem. But please, let our support personnel know your account-associated email, otherwise it will be difficult for them to help you.

While you absolutely can contact them via Facebook or even Twitter, we strictly do NOT suggest it for configuration requests. They will need exactly to mail files to you.

Please note: At the moment, you need to have at least a year of our VPN service ever purchased on your account. It can be a sum of shorter subscriptions.

The configuration set you’ll receive from our support personnel includes the following:

  • Archive of OpenVPN *.ovpn files for all server regions for OpenVPN-type connection. This is the only thing needed to set up this type of connection. All the other data is for different connection types, and can be ignored.
  • Server name list for all currently available regions.

2. Once your router is configured for your ISP, and everything else is just how you like it, you can continue to configure the VPN connection. Please go to Services > VPN as shown below:

3. Here you are required to enable the OpenVPN Client option and fill the lines with the following info:

  • Server IP or DNS Name - input one of the servers from the provided list
  • Port and Protocol: you can select 1194 udp (ovpn default) or 80 tcp
  • Tunnel device - select TUN
  • Encryption Cipher - Blowfish CBC
  • Hash Algorithm - SHA1
  • Advanced Options - Enabled
  • Use LZO Compression - Enabled
  • Enable NAT - Enabled
  • TLS Cipher - TLS-RSA-WITH-AES-128-CBC-SHA
  • Additional Config section - Paste the following:
    reneg-sec 0
    persist-tun
    persist-key
    ping 5
    ping-exit 30
    nobind
    comp-lzo adaptive
    remote-random
    ns-cert-type server
    route-metric 1

Now, to fill the following fields, please open the configuration file with your preferred text editor.

  • CA cert – In the configuration file, copy the section between <key> and </key>, including ——BEGIN CERTIFICATE—— and ——END CERTIFICATE—— lines, and paste it into this field.
  • Public Client cert - In the configuration file, copy the section between <cert> and </cert>, including ——BEGIN CERTIFICATE—— and ——END CERTIFICATE—— lines, and paste it into this field.
  • Public Client key - In the configuration file, copy the section between <key> and </key>, including ——BEGIN PRIVATE KEY—— and ——END PRIVATE KEY——— lines, and paste it into this field.

4. After that, please choose the Apply Settings button at the bottom. This will get you online via VPN. For DNS issues, please go to Setup > Basic Setup > Network Setup > Static DNS1 and 2, and set those to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 accordingly.

Normally, nothing else is needed.