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OpenVPN

GL.iNet routers have pre-installed OpenVPN server and client.


OpenVPN Client

OpenVPN client requires OpenVPN configuration file (.ovpn) to create the OpenVPN connection. If you have your own VPN service provider but you don't know how to get the configuration file, please refer to Get your configuration file.

Click + Add a New VPN Configuration to upload the configuration file.

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1) Upload your OpenVPN configuration file

Simply drag and drop your file to the pop up windows. It can be a single .ovpn file or a zip/tar.gz file which contains multiple .ovpn files.

Be careful that some .ovpn files use separated ca, cert, crl files. These files must be zipped together with the .ovpn file before upload.

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2) Enter Description, Username and Password

Enter a description for your OpenVPN configuration file and then click Submit to finish the upload process. In some cases, it will ask you to enter your username and password.

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3) Connect to the OpenVPN server

You can now click Connect to start the OpenVPN connection.

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Once connected, you should find your IP address, data received/sent.

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4) Manage configuration files

Click Management to check the list of configuration files. You can modify the Description, User name or Password of each configuration file. You can also add, delete a configuration file or even purge all your uploaded configuration files.

If your configuration file is a zip/tar.gz file which includes multiple ovpn files, you can choose an individual .ovpn file that you would like to connect in Server.

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Get your configuration file

We have tested different VPN service providers. Therefore, if you don't know how to get the configuration file, you can follow the instruction below. However, you have to contact your service provider for the configuration file if they are not listed below.

If you have any problem in the setup of OpenVPN, please contact support@gl-inet.com

Recommended:

NordVPN

Official Website

Tips: if the zip file is too big to upload, you can upload single ovpn file.

Download directly.

PIA

Official Website

Download directly.

Surfshark

Official Website

Login and Download directly.

PureVPN

Official Website

Download directly.

TorGuard

Official Website

  1. If you are using TorGuard, you need to login the control panel and generate the ovpn file from the "Tools" menu. Please select "All", using udp or tcp and select Cipher. Then press Generate Config and the zip file will be downloaded automatically.Generate ovpn

  2. The username and password for openvpn connection is different from your control panel login. You can change the service username and password in my service credentials.

    torguard my service credentials

    You can generate a random login username and password.Set password

PrivateVPN

Official Website

Download directly.

Proton VPN

Official Website

  1. Login your Proton VPN account.
  2. ovpn manager

  3. Click "Download" in the left-hand side.
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  5. Choose Router
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  7. Choose the protocol based on your preference and download the configuration files.
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ExpressVPN

Official Website

*Information quoted from Expressvpn official instruction

  1. Log in to your ExpressVPN account.
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  3. Once you’ve logged in to the website, click on Set Up ExpressVPN on the Active Subscriptions page. This will take you to the Downloads page.
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  5. Click on Manual Config on the left side of the screen and then select the OpenVPN tab on the right. You will first see your username and password and then a list of OpenVPN configuration files.
  6. Find the location(s) you want to connect to (e.g., Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong), then download and save the .ovpn file(s) to your desktop.

    Note: Please have your username and password ready, as you will be asked to enter them later in the setup process.

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Others:

AirVPN

Official Website

  1. Login your AirVPN acoount
  2. ovpn manager

  3. Choose Config Generator on the left and then choose Linux as your operating system. Next, choose your preferred server.
  4. ovpn manager

  5. You will be able to see the download page of the configuration file.
  6. ovpn manager

Astrill

Official Website

*Information quoted from Astrill official instruction

  1. Generate and Download Astrill Openvpn configuration ZIP
  2. ovpn manager

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  3. Type a Description like OPENVPN_GUI.
  4. Click on ADD to my certificates button.
  5. ovpn manager

  6. Once OpenVPN certificate is added, click on Download button.
  7. ovpn manager

bolehvpn

Official Website

Login in Dashboard, download your configuration files and select the Linux_iOS inline format. Extract the zip files after completing the download.

Refer link

CactusVPN

Official Website

Download directly.

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Cryptostorm

Official Website

Download directly.

CyberGhost

Official Website

*Information quoted from CyberGhost official instruction

  1. Login your CyberGhost VPN online account.
  2. ovpn manager

  3. Click on 'My Devices' > click 'Other' > choose 'Configure new device'.
  4. ovpn manager

  5. At the new screen, in the 'Server configuration' tab, the desired parameters can be configured. For the purpose of setting OpenVPN for your DD-WRT Router, choose 'OpenVPN' from the Protocol drop down menu. Your desired country and server group, as described below, need to be defined too:
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    • Protocol: For Router configurations, please choose OpenVPN
    • Country: Since native protocol connections may only be used with exactly one server you now have to choose the country you want to surf from; the server to be used in this country will be chosen by CyberGhost automatically.
    • Server group: Choose the server group and the OpenVPN protocol (UDP or TCP) you want to use:

      UDP allows higher speed than the TCP version, but can result in broken downloads in some cases. This is the default setting.

      TCP allows more stable connections than the UDP version, but is a bit slower. Choose this version, if you have recurrent connection issues such as sudden disconnections.

    After setting up your preferred settings, save them with 'Save and download configuration'.

FinchVPN

Official Website

  1. Login your FinchVPN account.
  2. ovpn manager

  3. Go to the Download page and click Download under FinchVPN OpenVPN Config.
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  5. Choose Linux
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  7. Choose the protocol based on your preference. Generally, you can choose the first one “Port 8484 over UDP”
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  9. Remember to tick the box to include your username and password before download the file.
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HideMyAss

Official Website

Download directly.

IPVANISH

Official Website

You can download all of the config files for all of the servers from www.ipvanish.com/software/configs/ (configs.zip).

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Drag the configs.zip to the New OpenVPN Configuration dialog

User Name and Password is your IPVanish username and password.

Refer link

Ivacy

Official Website

Download directly.

IVPN

Official Website

  1. Download the OpenVPN config files.

  2. Find the Account ID on IVPN Client Area.

  3. When drag the config file to Add a New OpenVPN Configuration, you will be asked to enter User Name and Password. The User Name is your Account ID that begins with letters 'ivpn'. The password can be anything, like "ivpn"

    ivpn set up on gl.inet router

  4. Refer link

Proxy.sh

Official Website

Download according to the service that you have subscribed:

$2 customers

$5 customers

$10 customers

$20 customers

Proxpn

Official Website

Download directly.

SaferVPN

Official Website

Download directly.

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StrongVPN

Official Website

  1. Login with your StrongVPN account and then you will be able to see VPN Accounts Summary. Click Account Setup Instructions”.
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  3. Find the Manual setup section, follow the steps to get configuration.
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VPN.AC

Official Website

Download directly.

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VPNGate

Official Website

    The OpenVPN configuration files are listed on the VPN Gate website according to the server location.

  1. Click OpenVPN Config file under the column “OpenVPN”.
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  3. You will see the download page.
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VPN Unlimited

Official Website

    *Information quoted from VPN unlimited official instruction

    Start out by logging in to your User Office, press Manage for the VPN Unlimited service, and follow a few simple steps:

  1. Select a device
  2. Pick a device from the list or create a new one. If you are out of free slots, delete an old device or buy extra slots.

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  3. Choosethe desired server location

    VPN Unlimited offers a large variety ofservers, namely 400+ in 70+ locations. In this case, let it be Germany.

  4. Select the VPN protocol
  5. For the IKEv2 protocol, you will also need to specify your device’s platform.

    ovpn manager

  6. Create a configuration
  7. Press Generate and you will get all the data required to set up a VPN connection.

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OpenVPN Server

You can set up an OpenVPN server on GL.iNet router. Click + Generate a configuration file.

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1) Server configuration

There are preset OpenVPN server configurations. You can also click Modify to change them manually. Click Apply when you finish.

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2) Export OpenVPN configuration file

Click Export Config to download the OpenVPN configuration file which you need to upload when you are configuring your OpenVPN client.

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3) Start the OpenVPN server

Click Start to start your OpenVPN server. Otherwise, you will not be able to connect to the OpenVPN server by using its configuration file.

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