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How to setup OpenVPN on TP-Link Router

May 21, 2021
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TP-Link routers have been a household name for many Internet Service providers. Not only do they offer VPN configuration to easily update but they have proven to be quite long-lasting in terms of usage. Now with PureVPN, you can even configure OpenVPN protocol on your TP-Link router by simply upgrading the firmware to DD-WRT. Please follow the step-by-step process to configure OpenVPN Protocol on OpenVPN.

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 TP-link Router

To download the DD-WRT firmware files according to your TP-link router, please visit this link to download your router files for DD-WRT firmware. You will be required to enter your TP-link router model to download the firmware file. If you don’t know what TP-link model you are using then visit this link to know how you can find model no of TP-link router and devices.

How to install DD-WRT Firmware
  • Login to your TP-link router and click Configuration.
Login to your TP-link router and click on Configuration
  • Click Advanced
Click on Advanced
  • Click System Tools
Click on System Tools
  • 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 Upgrade
Click on Upgrade
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
    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.
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