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How to install OpenVPN Configuration on a Belkin Router with PureVPN

May 21, 2021
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Configuring a PureVPN tunnel on your router is a great way to ensure the safety and security of all the devices in your home. This method is especially beneficial if you have devices that don’t have VPN compatibility or you want to protect all the Wi-Fi-connected devices in your home.

Things to Consider:

  1. You have a working internet connection
  2. VPN Supported Router.
  3. A Premium PureVPN account (If you haven’t bought yet click here to buy)
Note: Dedicated IP addon can be only be connected with Ras protocol i.e PPTP/L2TP/SSTP/IKEV.

Belkin routers have been in the market for quite a while now and the only drawback that comes with them is no OpenVPN protocol configuration. With PureVPN you can now have that sorted in the 3 sections below to configure OpenVPN protocol with DD-WRT Firmware upgraded to your Belkin router. Please follow this step-by-step guide to ensure a successful configuration.

Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration.

To find your VPN credentials log into the PureVPN members area. Click 👉 here to visit member area.

  • Login to the Member area using your PureVPN registered email address and password.
  • From manage account section, go to the Subscriptions tab.
  • On Subscription tab scroll down to be able to view your VPN credentials
  • You will be able to see and copy your VPN credentials.
  • Note down your PureVPN username and click the Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.
How to download the DD-WRT firmware for Belkin Router
To download the DD-WRT firmware files according to your Belkin router, please visit this link to download your router files for DD-WRT firmware.
How to install DD-WRT Firmware
  • Login to your Belkin router and click on Firmware update.
Login to your Belkin router and click on Firmware update
  • Click on Choose file and select the downloaded DD-WRT firmware file.
Click on Choose file and select the downloaded DD-WRT firmware file.
  • Click Update.
Click on Update.

Congratulations! Firmware upgraded to DD-WRT.

Configuring OpenVPN on DD-WRT firmware

First, you need to download all OpenVPN files. Once downloaded, extract the files.

  • Open your DDWRT Control Panel and select Services then go to VPN tab and Enable OpenVPN Client.
Open your DDWRT Control Panel and select Services then go to VPN tab and Enable OpenVPN Client.
  • Now configure your OpenVPN client as shown below.
    1. OpenVPN Client: Enable
    2. CVE Mitigation: Disable
    3. Server IP/Name: Enter your desired location’s TCP/UDP server address here. Server list can be accessed from here:
    4. Port: 80 (For TCP)/ 53 (For UDP)
    5. Tunnel Device: TUN
    6. Tunnel Protocol: TCP/UDP
    7. Encryption Cipher: AES-256-CBC
    8. Hash Algorithm: SHA-1
    9. Inbound Firewall on TUN: Uncheck
    10. User Pass Authentication: Checked
    11. Username and Password: Enter your PureVPN credentials. Here is how you can find your VPN credentials
    12. Advanced Options: Enabled
    13. TLS Cipher: None
    14. Compression: Adaptive
    15. NAT: Enable
    16. Firewall Protection: Disable
    17. Tunnel UDP MSS-Fix: Disable
    18. Verify Server Cert.: Checked
    19. TLS Key Choice: TLS Auth
    20. TLS Key: Copy and paste all the content from the key file you have downloaded with the OpenVPN configuration files.
    21. Additional Config:
      1. persist-key
      2. persist-tun
    22. CA Cert: Copy and paste all the content from the crt file you have downloaded with the OpenVPN configuration files.
    23. Click Save and then Apply Settings button.
  • Now navigate to the Status tab then OpenVPN to check the connection Status.
Now navigate to the Status tab then OpenVPN to check the connection Status.
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