Installing vpn

when/where did it fail, specifically ?

Wow, now I see, my brain wasn't working. Thanks for the clear up

Use LuCI GUI to do this

The luci-app-openvpn package has a small 'trick'. After you configure your .conf file you will start 'save and apply' wait 10 seconds on the page and press enabled and 'save and apply'

I am trying to start it but it doesn't start with no error's on the screen.

I uploaded the .ovpn file through the web interface. Or do I really need to configure the file by myself?

Use mkdir to create a directory such as /etc/config/openvpnfiles and place your .ovpn file, certificates, etc there. Edit the /etc/config/openvpn file to point the instance of OpenVPN to the .ovpn file which you obtained from the VPN provider and stored in /etc/config/openvpnfiles. This is better than storing files in /etc/openvpn (as most guides say) because everything in /etc/config and under it will be preserved when you upgrade OpenWrt.


Status > System Log

logread -e dnsmasq
logread -e nordvpn

Okay, I will give that a look.


This will confirm my noobnezz, I forgot my account credentials in a separate file. And that's why the vpn didn't start.

enjoy now hahahahahah

and remember, VPN does zero for your internet privacy.

hahaha thanks

I know, but I am trying to bypass my geolocation for my Apple TV.

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You could use the WireGuard protocol your VPN speeds would be faster and it's a newer protocol! NordLynx

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Oeh! Sounds interesting, is the setup also the same as a regular vpn setup?

As a NordVPN user myself I can confirm WireGuard works fine. See here for guide:

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I think you only need to install this package:


as that pulls in the necessary dependencies.

Do you have access to another Linux box or can you set up Ubuntu on Windows? You need to use that to get credentials.

It's a bit fiddly but we can help you to get it to work.

And worth it because WireGuard eats up less CPU cycles.

The configuration is easier, and based on interfaces

opkg update
opkg install luci-app-wireguard

and reboot your router, after
Network > Interfaces > Add new interface {choose WIreGuard protocol}

see this

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As in a VM?

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