How To Set Up OysterVPN With OpenVPN on a Netgear Router
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
Any of these firmware, DD-WRT or Tomato, can be flashed onto your router.
First, see if DD-WRT or Tomato supports the model of your Netgear router.
Click here to see if DD-WRT firmware is compatible with your router.
If your router is supported, the “Install Guide” will appear next to its name.
Cross-check whether the Tomato firmware is compatible with your router.
If your router is displayed, click on its name to see the flashing guide.
Proceed to Step 2 after flashing your router to DD-WRT or Tomato.
If none of these firmware works with your network, we recommend getting a VPN-enabled Wi-Fi router.
Setup OysterVPN on your DD-WRT or Tomato flashed Router