VyprVPN DD-WRT Router Manual Setup Instructions for OpenVPN

Prior to configuring this setup, you will need to flash your router with the latest OpenVPN-capable build of DD-WRT. You can find your router and appropriate build by searching the DD-WRT database: http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database

We do not offer assistance with flashing routers. If you need help, please consult the DD-WRT forums or DD-WRT wiki page of your make and model of router. Forums: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/

Please note: We offer limited support for this configuration due to many variables that can cause connection or performance issues. This firmware is open-source with many versions and a growing list of supported hardware. We cannot guarantee VyprVPN's performance or functionality on your router.

Bold items are things you will click or type

  1. Connect to your router via Ethernet cable and navigate to the firmware. To do this, open your browser and visit

    Open browser and enter
  2. Go to the Setup tab and click the Basic Setup sub-tab.

  3. In the Network Address Server Settings (DHCP) section, fill in Static DNS 1 and Static DNS 2 with your desired DNS servers. Please note: VyprDNS is not yet available for this configuration.

    • Suggested DNS server addresses:
    • Google DNS: and
    • OpenDNS: and
    Enter Static DNS 1 and Static DNS 2 with desired DNS servers
  4. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.
  5. Go to the Services tab, then the VPN sub-tab.
  6. Enable OpenVPN Client.
  7. Configure the fields and options per the settings below:

    • Server IP/name: Desired VPN server hostname (see list below)
    • Port: 1194
    • Tunnel Device: TUN
    • Tunnel Protocol: UDP
    • Encryption Cypher: Blowfish CBC
    • Hash Algorithm: SHA1
    • Advanced Options: Enable
    • TLS Cypher: None
    • LZO Compression: Yes
    • NAT: Enable
    • Firewall Protection: Enable
    VyprVPN Server Hostname
    Los Angeles, CA us1.vpn.giganews.com
    Washington, DC us2.vpn.giganews.com
    Austin, TX us3.vpn.giganews.com
    Miami, FL us4.vpn.giganews.com
    New York City, NY us5.vpn.giganews.com
    Chicago, IL us6.vpn.giganews.com
    San Francisco, CA us7.vpn.giganews.com
    Seattle, WA us8.vpn.giganews.com
    Toronto ca1.vpn.giganews.com
    Amsterdam eu1.vpn.giganews.com
    Stockholm se1.vpn.giganews.com
    Hong Kong hk1.vpn.giganews.com
    London uk1.vpn.giganews.com
    Paris fr1.vpn.giganews.com
    Frankfurt de1.vpn.giganews.com
    Copenhagen dk1.vpn.giganews.com
    Zurich ch1.vpn.giganews.com
    Moscow ru1.vpn.giganews.com
    Luxembourg lu1.vpn.giganews.com
    Bucharest ro1.vpn.giganews.com
    Singapore sg1.vpn.giganews.com
    Dublin ie1.vpn.giganews.com
    Kuala Lumpur my1.vpn.giganews.com
    Rome it1.vpn.giganews.com
    Madrid es1.vpn.giganews.com
    Tokyo jp1.vpn.giganews.com
    Seoul kr1.vpn.giganews.com
    Oslo no1.vpn.giganews.com
    Istanbul tr1.vpn.giganews.com
    Helsinki fi1.vpn.giganews.com
    Warsaw pl1.vpn.giganews.com
    Lisbon pt1.vpn.giganews.com
    Prague cz1.vpn.giganews.com
    Vienna at1.vpn.giganews.com
    Brussels be1.vpn.giganews.com
    Vilnius lt1.vpn.giganews.com
    Sydney au1.vpn.giganews.com
    Melbourne au2.vpn.giganews.com
    Perth au3.vpn.giganews.com
    Jakarta id1.vpn.giganews.com
    Auckland nz1.vpn.giganews.com
    Hanoi vn1.vpn.giganews.com
    Bangkok th1.vpn.giganews.com
    Reykjavík is1.vpn.giganews.com
    Manila ph1.vpn.giganews.com
    São Paulo br1.vpn.giganews.com
    Mexico City mx1.vpn.giganews.com
    Buenos Aires ar1.vpn.giganews.com
    Bogotá co1.vpn.giganews.com
    San José cr1.vpn.giganews.com
    Panama City pm1.vpn.giganews.com
    Taipei tw1.vpn.giganews.com
    Manama bh1.vpn.giganews.com
    Doha qa1.vpn.giganews.com
    Riyadh sa1.vpn.giganews.com
    Mumbai in1.vpn.giganews.com
    Dubai ae1.vpn.giganews.com
    OpenVPN Client Configuration Screen
  8. In the Additional Config box, paste the following:

    • resolv-retry infinite
    • keepalive 10 60
    • nobind
    • persist-key
    • persist-tun
    • persist-remote-ip
    • tls-remote us5.vpn.giganews.com
    • auth-user-pass /tmp/auth.conf
    • comp-lzo
    • verb 3

    Note: For the "tls-remote" line, change the example server hostname of us5.vpn.giganews.com to the desired server location hostname. It needs to match what you entered in the Server IP/name field for the client options.

  9. In the CA Cert box, paste the text from this file: CA Cert
  10. Click Save at the bottom of the page. Certificate Screen
  11. Go to the Administration tab and then the Commands sub-tab.
  12. Copy the following text and paste it into the Commands box.

    #!/bin/sh touch /tmp/auth.conf echo “USERNAME” > /tmp/auth.conf echo “PASSWORD” >> /tmp/auth.conf
  13. Erase USERNAME and input your Giganews username inside the quotes.
  14. Erase PASSWORD and input your Giganews account password inside the quotes.
  15. Click Save Startup.

    Control Panel Administration Commands Tab

    Note: Make sure the startup command is properly formatted. Occasionally after saving the script, special characters will replace the quotation marks causing the connection to fail. If that happens, edit the script and delete these characters- re-inserting quotes around the username and password, then save the startup script again.

  16. Go to the Administration tab, then the Management sub-tab.
  17. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Reboot Router.
  18. Wait 2-5 minutes for the router to reboot and the connection to establish.
  19. Check your IP address here: https://www.goldenfrog.com/whatismyipaddress
  20. Enjoy VyprVPN in your DD-WRT router!

Note: Logging is visible in the Status tab, under the OpenVPN sub-tab.

If you have any questions contact Giganews Support. We're available 24/7/365.

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