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How to setup PureVPN OpenVPN on Linksys Router

May 21, 2021
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As you must know that currently, Linksys does not support OpenVPN protocol so in order to set up OpenVPN on the Linksys router you will need to flash your Linksys router firmware to DD-WRT. This guide is divided into 3 sections each explains the process of configuring the OpenVPN protocol 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)
Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration.

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

  • Login to the Member area using your PureVPN registered email address and password.
  • On subscriptions 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 on Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.
How to download DDWRT Firmware for Linksys Router

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

How to install DDWRT Firmware
  • Login to your Linksys router and click Configuration.
Login to your Linksys router and click on Configuration
  • Click Administration
Click on Adminstration
  • Click Firmware upgrade.
Click on Firmware upgrade.
  • Click Choose File and select the downloaded DD-WRT firmware file.
Click on Choose file and select the downloaded DD-WRT firmware file.
  • Click Upload
Click on Upload

Congratulations! Firmware upgraded to DD-WRT.

How to configure OpenVPN.

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.
  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
  1. CA Cert: Copy and paste all the content from the crt file you have downloaded with the OpenVPN configuration files.
  2. Click Save and then Apply Settings button.
  • Now navigate to the Status tab then OpenVPN to check the connection Status.
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