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VPN Setup Wizard – Tomato

Here is how to set up a VPN (OpenVPN) on your Tomato router.

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

Please note that we do not offer support with flashing routers.

Before you get started, make sure that:

– Check whether your router is compatible with Tomato. If so, you simply need to download and install it.

– Your Tomato router has been flashed with the newest Tomato Firmware.

– Your Tomato router has a local IP address of 192.168.1.1.

– Main home router has a different LAN subnet (e.g. 192.168.50.1).

Step 1 – Router Panel

On your web browser, go to your router’s control panel (on most tomato routers the default address is http://192.168.1.1). Log in with your default credentials, which are ‘admin’ for both username and password. The initial step is to select your router’s security type and password.

Step 2 – Change IP and Subnet

Changing your router’s default IP will prevent you from having conflicts with other subnets with the same IP address. To change your default IP, click Basic->Network and then change it to whatever you desire. You will need to set the IP Address Range according to the address you allocate, e.g. the range for an IP of 192.168.50.1 will be 192.168.50.100-192.168.50.149.

Step 3 – Router Settings

Firstly, download the configuration files by clicking on Download OpenVPN Configuration Files according to your VPN Plan.

After that, click VPN Tunnelling ->OpenVPN Client. Then enter VPN settings as follows:

Basic Setup

– Start with WAN – Checked

– Interface type – TUN

– Protocol – UDP

– Server Address – Choose a VPN server to enter the Server Address. You can find all available server addresses in your account here. For example server address can look like this: nl.free.zoogvpn.com

For port enter 992 (UDP) or 443 (TCP only).

To ensure fast internet speed, it’s recommended to connect to the nearest VPN server.

– Firewall – Automatic, then check ‘Create NAT on Tunnel’

– Authorization mode – TLS

– Username/Password Authentication – Checked

– Extra HMAC authorization – outgoing (1)

Advanced Setup

– Poll Interval – 0

– Redirect Internet Traffic – Unchecked

– Accept DNS Configuration – Relaxed

– Encryption Cypher– AES-128-CBC

– Compression – Disabled

– TLS Renegotiation – -1

– Connection Retry – 30

– Verify Server Certificate – Unchecked

– Connection Retry – 30

– Custom certification – Copy and paste the following text into the Custom Configuration field, then click Save:

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auth SHA1

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Step 4 – Copy Keys

After entering these fields in the Basic and Advanced tabs, click on the Keys tab. You will find four fields, namely Static Key, Certificate Authority, Client Certificate, and Client Key.

The text to be pasted in each of them can be found in the .ovpn configuration files downloaded earlier. For the Static Key field, copy the text between the <tls-auth> and </tls-auth> tags. For the Certificate Authority field, copy the text between <ca> and </ca> tags. Leave Client Certificate and Client Key fields blank also.

Step 5 – Connect to Zoog VPN

To connect, click on Start Now and wait for around a minute or two for the connection to get fully established.

Click on the ‘Status’ tab to check if you’re now connected.

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.

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