Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 4:25 Post subject: Any users using OpenVPN from GigaNews/GoldenFrog w/ DD-WRT?
I hate being a noob just like everyone else, but I've wasted many hours trying to fix this and my OpenVPN Server provider (Giganews/GoldenFrog) are providing NO support whatsoever. They set me up to use VyprVPN -- and for the most part it works but disconnects frequently (and reconnects back to VPN mode) and it is also slower than me running the OpenVPN client individually on a Windows 7 laptop. I want to install OpenVPN (as I did the VYPR) into the DD-WRT (E3000 Linksys Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/24/10) mega). No problems with anything else, but the VPN disconnecting constantly is upsetting the DynDNS setup and it is just very frustrating particularly when I have written and called support and gotten no assistance on this other than promises.
TLS Auth Key = which key/cert? I cannot find a reference for the client end of it.
Additional config? = ??
CA Cert = Is this server.key? Or, another key generated from the OpenVPN instructions?
Public Client Cert = ca.key? Or, another?
Private Client Cert = client1.key? Or, do I create a private key just for the router?
What happened to the DH PEM key mentioned in the DD-WRT guide? (I do not have this option)
Servername would probably be: us1.vpn.giganews.com
The rest of the values are explained well in the DD-WRT guide for client/server.
Remember, I have only purchased the OpenVPN client --- not the server; and, I find that alot of the guides reference server setups -- which I obviously have no control over (nor an ear to listen to me)
Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm pretty disappointed that GoldenFrog/GigaNews has offered such poor support for this. As I said the Vypr product works, but is not reliable or as quick as it feels it should be.
Thank you routvol -- I can try some things when I come back from work tonight. But, I just did a cursory look and did not see which/where certificates you used for the openVPN areas? This is my main concern above?
since you pay for ovpn you could also test the pptp connection and check if there are disconnects as well.
That is for the VyprVPN or OpenVPN running as an individual client (in this case, LINUX). I spoke to GoldenFrog yesterday (as I have been everyday, frustratingly) and they said they are preparing DD-WRT specific instructions for installing OpenVPN (not just VyprVPN) into the router. So far, the directions and certificates have not worked at all following OpenVPN and direction from GoldenFrog, so I am still waiting a solution. THe PPTP solution inside of DD-WRT works pretty well however.
i just tried openvpn from goldenfrog once and don't have the service anymore, it didn't work at that time.