Thanks for the quick reply eibgrad. Problem when I clear those startup scripts is that the DNS settings will not update from the public DNS settings I receive from the internet provider. The script overrides the IP address and the DNS values.
If I leave that out (which I've tried), then there is no browsing from all the connected devices.
There has got to be a way to Cron a reboot and something that emulates the "Apply Settings" button from the VPN screen.
Thanks for the hints. I will give this a try over the weekend.
OK. Again, thanks for all the input. I continue to face the same issue:
- Once a day (approximately 24 hours after establishing an OpenVPN connection), the OpenVPN Status page will show alternating "Client: WAIT" and "Client: RECONNECTING tls-error". Only solution is to restart the router (Administration - "Restart") and then click "Apply Settings" from the "VPN" config screen
- Whenever the ISP connectivity drops (which is fairly often here in the countryside), I have to do the same as above
- Whenever the power fails (which is also quite common), I have to the same as above
- using the restart code that eibgrad provided, doesn't actually establish the connection. The OpenVPN status page doesn't show anything but the config. Until I navigate to VPN tab and click "Apply Settings".
This is dumbfounding behavior. I can't understand why there isn't a "Connect" / "Disconnect" button on the UI or a corresponding CLI command. I also cannot understand why the client fails to connect at router start time.
Does this maybe have something to do with the build I am using? I just got the WiFi to finally be stable enough with this build in March, so I am a bit apprehensive about yet another upgrade.
While I was waiting on a response here, spent close to 3 hours on a support session with the guys from StongVPN. We went through about 15 iterations of configs. In the end, they blame the firmware version and suggest to get onto the "latest stable one or switch to Tomato USB". I've been on 8 different versions (starting with 04-09-2015-r26653) until I landed on this one (03-17-2017-r31690).
Anyone have an idea which version I should use to get the OpenVPN client to behave properly?
The more recent DD-WRT releases (since about Nov 2016) all use OpenVPN 2.4, which might not play nice with installation scripts written for 2.3. Try downgrading to 30731 which IMHO is the most recent rock-solid OpenVPN 2.3 release of DD-WRT. If you decide to keep OpenVPN 2.4 on your router, you might need to enable IPv6 on the Setup->IPv6 tab.
Ditch the scripts and use the GUI-based setup instructions that StrongVPN themselves posted at here.
My OpenVPN 2.4 Client wouldn't come up after a cold boot until I added "route-delay 20" to the Additional config. I like to think of it as allowing dual stack "peace treaty" negotiations between my cable modem and router. _________________ [Broadcom] Asus rt-ac66u r35531 ('66 should only be factory reset through the DD UI)
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Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:50 Post subject: Re: Solved: DD-WRT DIR-890L OpenVPN stability issue
Hello, im new to setting up open server on my dd-wrt router, i tried to follow the below tutorial but i wasent able to have openserver to start ! when i go to status vpn i find there is nothing in that window ! anyone can help or point me in the right direction ?
here is the link i followe3d for the windows setup to generate the keys and i used the info in those keys to paste them in the appropriate dd-wrt fields !