DD-WRT Setup Guide

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Step 1

Get OpenVPN Config file and credentials (requires a pro account). You will also need the CA Cert and TLS Auth Key.

Step 2

Open up the DD-WRT control panel, and click on the "Services" tab, and then the "VPN" tab.

Step 3

Scroll down to "OpenVPN Client" and choose "Enable"

Step 4

Open the .ovpn config file you downloaded in Step 1 with a text editor and find the line that says "remote". You will see xx.windscribe.com, xx = country of your choice. This will be the the "Server IP/Name". The number that follows is the "Port".

Step 5

Fill out the remaining fields as follows:

Server IP/Name: Hostname from Step 4

Port: Port from Step 4. Make it 443 if you are unsure.

Tunnel Device: TUN

Tunnel Protocol: Depends on your selection in Step 1. This could be UDP or TCP. Leave as UDP if you are unsure.

Encryption Cipher: AES-256-CBC

Hash Algorithm: SHA512

User Pass Authentication: Enable

Username: Username from Step 1. This will be different from your Windscribe username.

Password: Password from Step 1. This will be different from your Windscribe password.

If the Username and Password options are missing, see Appendix at the bottom of this page.

Advanced Options: Enable

TLS Cipher: None

LZO Compression: No

NAT: Enabled

Firewall Protection: Enabled

IP Address: Leave blank

Subnet Mask: Leave blank

Tunnel MTU setting: 1500

Tunnel UDP Fragment: Leave blank

Tunnel UDP MSS-Fix: Disabled, unless you need it.

nsCertType verification: Checked

TLS Auth Key: Paste contents of ta.key from the .zip you downloaded in Step 1. You should open it via a text editor.

Additional Config: Copy/paste from below:

reneg-sec 432000
resolv-retry infinite

CA Cert: Paste contents of ca.crt from the .zip you downloaded in Step 1. You should open it via a text editor.

Your screen should look something like this:

Step 6

Click "Save" at the bottom. After page refreshes, click "Apply Settings".

Step 7

Click the "Status" tab at the top, and then select "OpenVPN".

Where it says "State" at the top it should say CONNECTED SUCCESS as in the example image below.

Step 8

Congrats, you successfully setup Windscribe on your router.


If you don't see the Username and Password fields, that means you have an older version of DD-WRT which requires additional steps.

Step 9

In the Additional config, add this line:

auth-user-pass /tmp/password.txt

Step 10

Then, navigate to Administration > Commands

Enter this command into "Startup" box:

echo username > /tmp/password.txt
echo password >> /tmp/password.txt
/usr/bin/killall openvpn
/usr/sbin/openvpn --config /tmp/openvpncl/openvpn.conf --route-up /tmp/openvpncl/route-up.sh --down-pre /tmp/openvpncl/route-down.sh --daemon

Change username and password after "echo" to your username and password this page (at the bottom)

Step 10

Then click "Save Startup" and then reboot the router.