The instructions below will only work on more recent versions of DD-WRT

Before you being

Make sure your router is properly configured for a NTP server and has the correct time

OpenVPN Server Profiles

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  1. Download our OpenVPN Server Profiles and extract the .ZIP
  2. Log into the router via your web browser
  3. Go to Services > VPN > Enable OpenvPN Client
  4. Enter in the server name you would like to setup/use. Enter in your VPN username (not your email) and your password
  5. For the rest of the options/settings, copy the below settings
    ddwrt openvpn setup
  6. Open/Edit the openvpn server .ovpn file in a text editor (Notepad++, wordpad, gedit, textwrangler etc)
  7. Copy the lines from the openvpn server profile file, starting from <tls-crypt> to </tls-crypt> (should look like below) into TLS Auth Key text field
    ddwrt openvpn tls auth key
  8. From the server profile file, copy all the lines between <ca> and </ca> and paste them into DDWRT CA cert text field (should look like below)


To start the VPN connection, click the Apply Settings towards the bottom of the page. You may view the status of your VPN connection by visiting the Status tab, and then the OpenVPN tab.

  • IPv6 may need to be enabled if you see IPv6 errors in status log


  • Once you have sucessfully connected, please do a DNS LEAK TEST
  • If you find you have DNS leaks, enable the below options
  • Static DNS entries can be anything you like. Start off by using Cloudflare DNS Servers and
Updated on October 31, 2019

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