Vpn connections

Hello complete novice here hope someone can be patient and help
I have a gl-ar750 router my plan to put it between my devices and my modem I have two devices that are ethernet only rest are wireless, I installed my vpn in openvpn client only did not use luci don't know how.
I have 2 problems

  1. My isp can see the connected router (hoping It can be hidden)
  2. If the original modem reboots I have to put the ethernet devices into the modem to be recognised then back into the router

is there a remedy or am I stuck with set up?

I have done a lot of reading on the sight but can't find an answer.


Are you using a commercial vpn service with the client configuration on the openwrt router?

Your OpenWrt router cannot be hidden by the vpn. However, the details of all of the downstream devices and the data they are accessing is not visible to the isp router.

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Thank you for your reply
I am paying for my vpn don't know if I am allowed to say who.
I was hoping I could just rename the router so my isp didn't know what it was.
Can you help with the connection please if I switch the devices off or reboot the modem I lose the vpn connection any ideas

Moved to the wiki:

Thank you but can you tell me where to go to put this please

Sorry I don't understand any of that have read all the pages I can but it's just not making any sense have gone into luci settings if you can tell me exactly where to go that would help thanks

Unfortunately, this cannot be configured using web interface.
You need to use command-line interface over SSH.

I have installed putty on my computer and opened the connection using ssh do i just copy and paste the lines given by vgaetera onto it or is there more to it, i have read the page on dynamic connection do i need to copy anything more from it to keep the ethernet connections open
any help is much appreciated thank you

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Yes, you can simply copy-paste the entire code block.
Just make sure your WAN interface name matches the one in the script.

sorry for sounding thick i have wan and wan6 is that what you mean

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have copied it onto ssh do i just close the black page now it should be done?

Check whether the problem persists or not.

It worked thank you very much :smiley:

now just wish i could change the router name suppose i cant have everything

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LuCI > System > System > General Settings > Hostname

Have renamed it thank you
I cannot get into luci after the router did reboot i get this message

/usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:230: /etc/config/luci seems to be corrupt, unable to find section 'main'
stack traceback:
	[C]: in function 'assert'
	/usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:230: in function 'dispatch'
	/usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:127: in function </usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:126>

any idea whats wrong please

cp -f /rom/etc/config/luci /etc/config/luci

do i need to go back into ssh and copy paste what you have written thanks

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did what i said didnt work cant get into luci help

It's best to open a new thread as the issue doesn't seem to be related to the current one.