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DD-WRT Setup via Script

DD-WRT is a custom firmware for routers, it offers OpenVPN, L2TP and PPTP protocol support and is available on a wide variety of routers. You can check if your router supports DD-WRT firmware here . An article how to install DD-WRT firmware on a router can be found here .

This tutorial shows how to connect a DD-WRT router to NordVPN servers via the OpenVPN protocol, using a script.

1. Go to Administration → Commands in your router settings.

2. Paste this whole text to the Command box:

#!/bin/sh
USERNAME=""
PASSWORD=""

PROTO="udp"
TUN="tun1"
REMOTE="remote 38.132.111.190 1194"

CA_CRT='-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
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-----END CERTIFICATE-----

TLS_AUTH='-----BEGIN OpenVPN Static key V1-----
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0fc72cf1ce07232bd8b2be5e6c670143
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0eb1a296df243b251df0643d53724cdb
5a92a1d6cb817804c4a9319b57d53be5
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9427e7b372d348d352dc4c85e18cd4b9
3f8a56ddb2e64eb67adfc9b337157ff4
-----END OpenVPN Static key V1-----

#### Ensure gui client disabled ####
if [ `nvram get openvpncl_enable` != 0 ]; then
nvram set openvpncl_enable=0
nvram commit
sleep 10
fi

mkdir /tmp/vpncl; cd /tmp/vpncl

echo -e "$USERNAME\n$PASSWORD" > userpass.txt

echo "#!/bin/sh
iptables -t nat -I POSTROUTING -o $TUN -j MASQUERADE" > route-up.sh

echo "#!/bin/sh
iptables -t nat -D POSTROUTING -o $TUN -j MASQUERADE" > route-down.sh

echo "$CA_CRT" > ca.crt
echo "$TLS_AUTH" > tls-auth.key
sleep 10

echo "client
dev $TUN
proto $PROTO

$REMOTE
resolv-retry infinite
nobind

tun-mtu 1500
tun-mtu-extra 32
mssfix 1450

persist-key
persist-tun
keepalive 5 30

mute 20
verb 3
log-append /tmp/vpn.log
log /tmp/nord.log
fast-io

auth-user-pass userpass.txt
script-security 2
remote-cert-tls server
cipher AES-256-CBC

auth sha512

ca ca.crt
tls-auth tls-auth.key 1

daemon" > openvpn.conf

chmod 600 ca.crt tls-auth.key userpass.txt openvpn.conf; chmod 700 route-up.sh route-down.sh

(killall openvpn ; openvpn --config openvpn.conf --route-up /tmp/vpncl/route-up.sh --route-pre-down /tmp/vpncl/route-down.sh) &

exit 0

If you want to use the TCP protocol, change PROTO="udp" to PROTO="tcp" and the port number next to server's IP (remote line) to 443:

PROTO="tcp"
TUN="tun1"
REMOTE="remote 38.132.111.190 443"

3. Instead of YourNordVPNusername type your VPN account username.

4. Instead of YourNordVPNpassword type your VPN account password.

5. Click the Save Startup button.

6. Go to Administration → Management and click the Reboot Router button at the bottom of the page.

7. Once the router is rebooted wait for a minute. This tutorial is made for the connection to the United States #1019 server (US1019).

Server IP/Name = For the sake of the tutorial, we have used us1019.nordvpn.com, but you should connect to a server suggested to you at  https://nordvpn.com/servers/tools/ . You can find the server hostname right under the server title.

8. If you wish to set up the connection for another server you need to change this line to the one of the server you wish to connect:

remote 38.132.111.190 1194 (server host address)

Reboot the router after changes.

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