Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 23:36 Post subject: OpenVPN on Linksys WRT3200ACM Newbie setup .OVPN file
I have set up a VPN server on a vanilla WRT3200ACM and I have exported a .OVPN file. I have successfully connected a Windows PC on network A to the vanilla WRT3200ACM on network B. I would like to create a permanent VPN tunnel by connecting a DD-WRT flashed WRT3200ACM router on network A via OpenVPN client. Setup with a .OVPM file on the software version was easy but there does not seem to be an easy way to import a config file into DD-WRT. Not sure where to look for instructions on how to do this.
It's a bit of a pain having to manually enter all of the settings already in the config file. For a newb these settings and what they do are not all that obvious. Are there any plans to allow the client to use a .OVPN file? Of course, if you made things that simple there would no longer be such a need for all-knowing WRT Wizards. Wizards of Routing Technology
The question that does not seem to be readily answered by the rather good documentation is how well does a DD-WRT work with a vanilla and will it do what I want? My suspicion is the Vanilla will most likely not perform as well as I might like.
It is difficult to give meaningful advice without knowing all the details i.e. without having seen your ovpn file.
usually you have to set 3 keys/certs, the ca certificate, the public client certificate and the private client key.
Those can be three separate files coming along with the ovpn settings file or can be incorporated in the .ovpn settings file (see page 14/15 for the OpenVPN server setup guide) or can come as a pkcs12 file (file with .p12 or .pfx extension however this is not often used)