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Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup Guide

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup Guide

Tomato router OpenVPN setup with CoverMeVPN is a great way to secure your whole network and enjoy unlimited internet access. This guide will take you through the easy steps to configure your Tomato router for OpenVPN, making sure all your connected devices get encrypted traffic and better privacy. With CoverMeVPN’s strong OpenVPN protocol, you get solid encryption, reliable performance, and the ability to bypass geo-restrictions. Whether you want to keep your data safe on lots of devices or easily access stuff from around the world, this setup will give your whole household a secure and private browsing experience with CoverMeVPN.

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup - Step 01

On your standard web browser, go to your router’s settings page or control panel (Default address is 192.168.1.1, unless changed)

On your router’s control panel, click on the VPN Tunneling tab, and then select OpenVPN Client.

Under the Basic tab, make the following changes:

  1. Put a check mark next to “Start with WAN”
  2. Change “Interface Type” to TUN
  3. Change “Protocol” to your preference (TCP or UDP)
  4. Type in your desired server IP from our covermevpn servers list according to your purchased package and your desired port (choose from 443 or 1194)
  5. Change “Firewall” to Automatic
  6. Change “Authorization Mode” to TLS
  7. Put a check mark next to “Username/Password Authentication”
  8. Enter your covermevpn username and password in the appropriate fields
  9. Put a check mark next to “Username Authen. Only”
  10. Make “Extra HMAC authorization (tls-auth)” Disabled
  11. Put a check mark next to “Create NAT on tunnel”

After you are finished, click “Save” at the bottom-right.

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup - Step 02

Under the advanced tab, make the following changes:

  1. Put a check mark next to “Redirect Internet traffic”
  2. Change “Accept DNS configuration” to Strict
  3. Change “Encryption cipher” to AES-256-CBC
  4. Change “Compression” to Adaptive
  5. Leave “TLS Renegotiation Time” at -1
  6. Leave “Connection Retry” at 30
  7. Put a check mark next to “Verify server certificate (tls-remote). Fill in the covermevpn hostname you’ve selected in the “Common Name:” field (example: it1-ovpn-udp.covermevpn.us). You can view our list of available hosts names / VPN Server according to your purchased package
  8. Enter the following into the “Custom Configuration”:
    • resolv-retry infinite
    • nobind
    • persist-key
    • persist-tun
    • persist-remote-ip
    • comp-lzo
    • verb 3
    • auth SHA256
    • keysize 256
    • tls-cipher DHE
    • RSA-AES256-SHA

After you are finished, click “Save” at the bottom-right.

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup - Step 03

Under the Keys tab, paste in the certificate

After you are finished, click “Save” at the bottom-right.

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup

Under the Keys tab, hit the Start button to begin the OpenVPN service.

Wait for the service to start.

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup - Step 05

We now want to make sure that the router start up with OpenVPN. In the side bar, click on “Reboot.”

Next, click on OK.

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup - Step 06

Wait for the router to reboot.

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup

Router OpenVPN Setup - Step 07

Some distributions of Tomato may require you to hit “Continue” before the router finishes booting.

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup - Step 08

We can now check to see if OpenVPN is running.
In the side bar, click on “VPN Tunneling,” and then “OpenVPN Client.”
Click on the “Status” tab. You should see statistics appear. As you use the service, the bytes transferred will increase.

Tomato Router OpenVPN Setup
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