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VPN Setup Wizard – DD-WRT

DD-WRT SETUP

Choose the preferred VPN protocol:

Before we start an active ZoogVPN subscription is required and your device must be connected to the Internet.

DD-WRT OpenVPN Installation

You can find your router with the appropriate build by searching the DD-WRT database.

Please note that we do not offer support with flashing routers. If you need assistance, please consult the DD-WRT forums or DD-WRT wiki pages of your make and model of router.

Before you get started, make sure that:

– ZoogVPN has already been set up and works on your desktop computer.

– DD-WRT router has been flashed with the newest DD-WRT firmware (e.g. v24-sp2.Kong Mod Build r21395).

– DD-WRT router has already been hard reset (30/30/30 method) or restored to the factory defaults via the administration menu.

– DD-WRT router is connected to your main home router via wi-fi or ethernet.

– The Internet can be accessed through your DD-WRT router via wi-fi or ethernet from your desktop computer.

– DD-WRT router has a local IP address of 192.168.1.1.

– Main home router has a different LAN subnet (e.g. 192.168.0.1).

Step 1 – Router Settings

On your web browser, go to your router’s settings page (on most DD-WRT routers the default address is http://192.168.1.1)

Enable start OpenVPN

Step 2 – Click on ‘Basic Setup’

Go to ‘Setup’ then select ‘Basic Setup’.

Basic Setup

Step 3 – ‘Network Address Server Settings’

Uncheck all three checkboxes for ‘Use DNSMasq for DNCP’, ‘Use DNSMasq for DNS’, and ‘DHCP-Authoritative and enter 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 and 8.8.4.4 into Static DNS 1, Static DNS 2, Static DNS 3 textbox as seen on the screenshot.’

Network Address Server Settings

Click ‘Apply Settings’

Apply Settings

Step 4 – Enable Firewall

Click on ‘Security’ then ‘Firewall’ and set ‘SPI Firewall’ to ‘Enable’

Enable Firewall

Click the ‘Apply Settings’ button to save.

Apply Settings

Step 5 – Click on the ‘Services’ Tab

On the DD-WRT main control panel, click on the ‘Services’ tab, and then click on the ‘VPN’ sub-tab.

Step 6 – Enable ‘Start OpenVPN Client’

Enable the ‘Start OpenVPN Client’ option. The OpenVPN configuration panel will be displayed where you will need to enter your settings.

Enable start OpenVPN

Step 7 – Enter Zoog VPN Settings

Zoog VPN settings

a)Server IP/Name: enter one of the following ‘Addresses’.

Please login to select VPN server.

Port: enter 992 for UDP or 443 for TCP.

Tunnel Device: TUN

Tunnel Protocol: UDP (or TCP depending on port)

Encryption Cypher: AES-128-CBC

Hash Algorithm: SHA1

User Pass Authentication: Enable

Username and Passwords: enter your ZoogVPN username and password.

Advanced options: Enable

TLS Cipher: None

LZO Compression: Disabled

Nat: Enable

Firewall Protection: Enable

b).Download OpenVPN Configuration Files according to your VPN Plan. Unzip the archive file and save the folder.

c). Open an .ovpn configuration file with a text editor where you can find all of the above settings. Copy+paste the text between <ca> and </ca> block into the ‘CA Cert’ text box, just like in the sample screenshot below.

Certificate authority

Similarly copy the 2048 bit OpenVPN static key between <tls-auth> and </tls-auth> block into the ‘Static Key Cert’ text box.

Step 8 – Connecting to Zoog VPN

Click the ‘Save’ button and then ‘Apply settings’ to start the connection to the VPN.

Check your connection status by clicking on Status –> OpenVPN. If you only see blank text boxes, something must have been misconfigured. If the connection is successful you should see the following screenshot.

Connect router to Zoog VPN

Once the router has successfully connected to Zoog VPN, open any of your devices connected to the router and check that the flag on your account page has now turned to the desired country flag to verify a successful connection.

Enjoy! You have now taken control of your Internet freedom, privacy, and security.

Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. We strongly encourage Free Plan users to show their support on social media. Thank you.

Still, have any questions? Get in touch with our customer support here.

Before we start an active ZoogVPN subscription is required and your device must be connected to the Internet.

DD-WRT L2TP Installation

You can find your router with the appropriate build by searching the DD-WRT database.

Please note that we do not offer support with flashing routers. If you need assistance, please consult the DD-WRT forums or DD-WRT wiki pages of your make and model of router.

NB: The H/W resources on a router are limited, as such there may be a loss of speed. For optimal speed with high bandwidth, we recommend establishing a VPN tunnel from your desktop or mobile device.

Before you get started, make sure that:

– Zoog OpenVPN has already been set up and works on your desktop computer.

– DD-WRT router has been flashed with the newest DD-WRT firmware (e.g. v24-sp2.Kong Mod Build r21395).

– DD-WRT router has already been hard reset (30/30/30 method) or restored to the factory defaults via the administration menu.

– DD-WRT router is connected to your main home router/modem via wi-fi or ethernet.

– The Internet can be accessed through your DD-WRT router via wi-fi or ethernet from your desktop computer.

– DD-WRT router has a local IP address of 192.168.1.1.

– Main home router has a different LAN subnet (e.g. 192.168.0.1).

– The firewall of your router should be disabled and the option PPTP passthrough enabled (the menu item Security / VPN passthrough).

Step 1 – Router Settings

To prevent DNS-Leaks you should enter a static DNS server. We use Google’s 8.8.8.8. and 8.8.4.4. as primary and secondary DNS.

Step 2 – Select ‘Basic Setup’

Select the menu item Setup–>Basic Setup for WAN Connection. Set Connection Type to L2TP.

a) For Gateway (PPTP Server): enter one of the following ‘Server Address’.

Please login into your account to select a VPN server.

b) Enter your ZoogVPN username and password

c) Enter the following Settings:

Enable ‘Use DHCP’.

Enable ‘Require CHAP’

Disable ‘Refuse PAP’

Enable ‘Require Authentication’

Disable ‘Receive IPTV’

Select ‘Disable STP’

NB: Check ‘Keep Alive’ (Redial Period 30 seconds)

d) In the ‘Network setup’ enter the IP address for DD-WRT access point e.g. 192.168.2.1.

NB: If this is a second router the set a different Local IP address from your main router.

e) Select ‘DHCP Server’ next to DHCP Type and ‘Enable’ DHCP server.

Click on ‘Apply settings’.

Step 3 – Disable ‘SPI Firewall’

Go to the Security tab and select ‘Firewall’ and set SPI Firewall to ‘Disable’.

Step 4 – L2TP Passthrough

Go to VPN Passthrough and select ‘Enabled’ next to L2TP Passthrough, then click ‘Apply settings’.

Step 5 – Router reboot

Go to the Administration tab and scroll down, and click on the ‘Reboot router’ button to restart your router.

Step 6 – ‘Connect to VPN’

Once your router restarts it should have L2TP VPN setup completed. You can check or manually connect by going to Status / WAN and clicking Connect box beside Login Status. Once the page has reloaded, your router should have set up a VPN-Connection.

Once the router has successfully connected to ZoogVPN, open any of your devices connected to the router and check that the flag on your account page has now turned to the desired country flag to verify a successful connection.

Disconnect from VPN

Once the connection has been established successfully, you can disconnect from the VPN-Connection overview.

Enjoy! You have now taken control of your Internet freedom, privacy, and security.

Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. We strongly encourage Free Plan users to show their support on social media. Thank you.

Didn’t find an answer to your question? Contact our 24/7 customer support team here.

Before we start an active ZoogVPN subscription is required and your device must be connected to the Internet.

DD-WRT PPTP Installation

You can find your router with the appropriate build by searching the DD-WRT database.

Please note that we do not offer support with flashing routers. If you need assistance, please consult the DD-WRT forums or DD-WRT wiki pages of your make and model of router.

NB: The H/W resources on a router are limited, as such there may be a loss of speed. For optimal speed with high bandwidth, we recommend establishing a VPN tunnel from your desktop or mobile device.

Before you get started, make sure that:

– Zoog OpenVPN has already been set up and works on your desktop computer.

– DD-WRT router has been flashed with the newest DD-WRT firmware (e.g. v24-sp2.Kong Mod Build r21395).

– DD-WRT router has already been hard reset (30/30/30 method) or restored to the factory defaults via the administration menu.

– DD-WRT router is connected to your main home router/modem via wi-fi or ethernet.

– The Internet can be accessed through your DD-WRT router via wi-fi or ethernet from your desktop computer.

– DD-WRT router has a local IP address of 192.168.1.1.

– Main home router has a different LAN subnet (e.g. 192.168.0.1).

– The firewall of your router should be disabled and the option PPTP passthrough enabled (the menu item Security / VPN passthrough).

Step 1 – Router Settings

To prevent DNS-Leaks you should enter a static DNS server. We use Google’s 8.8.8.8. and 8.8.4.4. as primary and secondary DNS.

Step 2 – Select ‘Basic Setup’

Select the menu item Setup / Basic Setup for WAN Connection. Set Connection Type to PPTP.

a) For Gateway (PPTP Server): enter one of the following ‘Server Address’ (e.g. nl.free.zoogvpn.com or se1.vpn.zoogvpn.com)

Please login into your account to select a VPN server.

b) Enter your Zoog VPN username and password

c) Enable PPTP Encryption and then click on Save.

Step 3 – ‘Start VPN’

Go to the menu item Status / WAN and click Connect box beside Login Status. Once the page has reloaded, your router should have set up a VPN-Connection.

Once the router has successfully connected to Zoog VPN, open any of your devices connected to the router and check that the flag on your account page has now turned to the desired country flag to verify a successful connection.

Step 4 – Disconnect from VPN

Once the connection has been established successfully, you can disconnect from the VPN-Connection overview.

Enjoy! You have now taken control of your Internet freedom, privacy, and security.

Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. We strongly encourage Free Plan users to show their support on social media. Thank you.

Didn’t find an answer to your question? Contact our 24/7 customer support team here.

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