Tomato router is intended to be flashed onto a compatible wireless router to replace the vendor’s standard firmware. Tomato firmware, like DD-WRT, is designed to be installed on a variety of wireless routers. This is a tutorial on setting up OysterVPN using OpenVPN connection on your Tomato Router. But also keep in mind that you meet the following requirements:
- Router with OpenVPN support and alternative Tomato firmware.
- An active OysterVPN account.
- An active OysterVPN subscription.
How to set up OysterVPN on a Tomato router?
Follow the below steps to set up OysterVPN on Tomato router:
- Start by logging in to your Tomato router using the browser.
- Then log in to your OysterVPN account.
- Click on Manual Configuration and then go to OpenVPN.
- Now enter the following information in the Basics setting tab:
- Start with WAN: Checked;
- Interface Type: TUN;
- Protocol: UDP or TCP;
- Server Address: Enter the hostname of the server you wish to connect to from the list of OysterVPN servers.
- Port: 1194 if you selected UDP or 1443 for TCP connection;
- Firewall: Automatic;
- Authorization mode: TLS;
- Username/Password Authentication: Checked;
- Username: Your OysterVPN Service username.
- Password: Your OysterVPN Service password.
- Username Authen. Only: Unchecked;
- Extra HMAC authorization (tls-auth): Outgoing (1);
- Create NAT on tunnel: Checked.
- Once you are done, enter the following information on the Advanced settings tab:
- Poll interval: 0;
- Redirect Internet traffic: Checked;
- Accept DNS configuration: Strict;
- Encryption cipher: None;
- Compression: Disabled;
- TLS Renegotiation Time: -1;
- Connection retry: -1;
- Verify server certificate (tls-remote): Unchecked;
- Enter the following information under the Custom Configuration:
- remote-cert-tls server
- tun-mtu 1500
- tun-mtu-extra 32
- mssfix 1450
- reneg-sec 0
- auth SHA512
- cipher AES-256-CBC
- log /tmp/vpn.log
- Click on the Keys tab and open the Configuration File in the text editor.
- Enter the text from <tls-auth> to </tls-auth> block in the Static Key.
Make sure to include
—–BEGIN OpenVPN Static key V1—– and —–END OpenVPN Static key V1—– lines as well.
Enter the text from <ca> to </ca> block in the Certificate Authority.
Make sure to include —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– and —–END CERTIFICATE—– lines.
- Now click on the Save button after applying the changes.
- Click on Start VPN Client 1 to connect to an OysterVPN server (if you have an older client, you should find the Start button at the bottom of the setup).
- You can also configure your DNS addresses to prevent DNS leaks.
- Click on Basic Settings, then go to Network.
- Then click on the WAN Settings tab and change the DNS Server to Manual.
- Now enter the following addresses:
Done, now you have successfully set up OysterVPN using OpenVPN connection on your Tomato Router.