Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 0:32 Post subject: No OpenVPN on Buffalo WHR-300HP??
I was at Fry's today to get a router to run DD-WRT on for my office. I was going to grab a D-Link DI-615, but the clerk suggested I try one of the new Buffalo routers that come with DD-WRT pre-installed.
I bought it. Unfortunately the build of DD-WRT they have pre-installed doesn't seem to come with OpenVPN support (this was the main reason I bought the router). This is particularly odd, since their press release for these routers touted their OpenVPN support.
I tried downloading the firmware they had on their website, but I got an "Upgrade Failed" almost immediately.
Is this the same as a WHR-HP300GN that is listed in the router database?
Can I just flash that firmware?
I apologize if this is the wrong forum for this question..
Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 19:22 Post subject: Switched to a Linksys E2500, got it to work after much pain.
I guessed there wasn't enough flash. I bricked the buffalo router anyway (never responds to a ping) trying to install one of the vpn jffs builds. I'll make a jtag cable sometime and try to get it up and running again.
I bought a Linksys/Cisco e2500 at Frys (8mb flash) and got that to work. I installed the nv60K OpenVPN build from BrainSlayers 7/20/2012 broadcom_K26 directory:
I had the dreaded tls handshaking problem, but found that I could get it to talk if I put
on both the router and the client. This was suggested in one of the posts from renatopi on the bug tracker entry #2536.
I couldn't use the GUI setup directly either, because you couldn't set the netmask and have it stick. I used the GUI setup, logged in to the router with SSH, copied the GUI config file from /tmp/openvpn, and pasted it into the config section after I changed the netmask to 255.255.255.0
Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 0:28 Post subject: LOTS of flash ... simply not supported :( !?
no flash space for it
Bogus. The WHR-300HP seems to have 64k of flash... unfortunately it doesn't seem to be "properly" supported. I flashed mine with the WHR-HP-G300N v2 image, but there isn't an image for that older product with openVPN support, so I don't seem to have gained much over the stock buffalo/dd-wrt image.
It seems like it WOULD be a good little device if properly supported.