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How to set up OysterVPN on a Netgear Router using OpenVPN?

Last Updated: October 6, 2021

Netgear routers do not function as OpenVPN clients; thus, customers cannot set up VPNs directly. However, you can use these additional procedures to set up a VPN on your Netgear router. Either you can update your router’s firmware to DD-WRT or Tomato or use DD-WRT or Tomato-flashed router to set up VPN.

However, you’ll need Netgear Router and an active OysterVPN subscription to start the setup process. If you don’t already have a subscription, click here to subscribe.

Flash your router to DD-WRT or Tomato firmware

  1. Any of these firmware, DD-WRT or Tomato, can be flashed onto your router.
  2. First, see if DD-WRT or Tomato supports the model of your Netgear router.
  3. Click here to see if DD-WRT firmware is compatible with your router.
  4. If your router is supported, the “Install Guide” will appear next to its name.
  5. Cross check whether the Tomato firmware is compatible with your router.
  6. If your router is displayed, click on its name to see the flashing guide.
  7. Proceed to Step 2 after flashing your router to DD-WRT or Tomato.
  8. If none of these firmware work with your network, we recommend getting a VPN-enabled Wi-Fi router.

Setup OysterVPN on your DD-WRT or Tomato flashed router.

  1. Click here to set up a VPN on a DD-WRT router.
  2. Set up a VPN on a router flashed with Tomato.
  3. Please get in touch with our support team via live chat or email with screenshots of your router’s configuration page if you have any problems.