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How to setup PureVPN OpenVPN on D-Link Router

May 21, 2021
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In this article, we will share how you can configure your D-link router using the OpenVPN protocol.

As you must know that currently, D-link does not support OpenVPN protocol so in order to set up OpenVPN on the D-link router you will need to flash your D-link router firmware to DD-WRT. This guide is divided into 3 sections each explains the process of configuring the OpenVPN connection on the D-link router.

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.
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 DD-WRT Firmware for D-Link Router.

To download the DD-WRT firmware files according to your D-link router, please visit 👉this link to download your router files for DD-WRT firmware

How to install DD-WRT Firmware
  • Login to your D-link router and click Tools.
Login to your D-link router and click on Tools.
  • Click Firmware from the left.
Click on Firmware from the left
  • Click Browse and select the downloaded DD-WRT firmware file
Click on Browse and select the downloaded DD-WRT firmware file
  • Click Upload
Click on Upload

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