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Tomato Router Setup

  1. In the side bar, click on "VPN Tunneling," and then "OpenVPN Client."  

  2. Under the Basic tab, make the following changes:

    • Put a checkmark next to "Start with WAN"

    • Change "Interface Type" to TUN

    • Change "Protocol" to your preference (TCP or UDP)

    • Type in your desired server ( the server list) and your desired port (choose from 443 or 1194)

    • Change "Firewall" to Automatic

    • Change "Authorization Mode" to TLS

    • Put a checkmark next to "Username/Password Authentication" 

    • Enter your UsenetServer username with @usenetserver added to the end (ex. user@usenetserver) and password in the appropriate fields.

    • Put a checkmark next to "Username Authen. Only"

    • Make "Extra HMAC authorization (tls-auth)" Disabled

    • Put a checkmark next to "Create NAT on tunnel"

  1. After you are finished, click "Save" at the bottom-right.

  2. Under the advanced tab, make the following changes:

    • Put a checkmark next to "Redirect Internet traffic"

    • Change "Accept DNS configuration" to Strict

    • Change "Encryption cipher" to AES-256-CBC

    • Change "Compression" to Adaptive

    • Leave "TLS Renegotiation Time" at -1

    • Leave "Connection Retry" at 30

    • Enter the following into the "Custom Configuration" field:


resolv-retry infinite
nobind
persist-key
persist-tun
persist-remote-ip
comp-lzo
verb 3
auth SHA256
keysize 256
tls-cipher DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA
 

  1. After you are finished, click "Save" at the bottom-right.

  2. Under the Keys tab, paste in everything from the following file: https://www.usenetserver.com/vpn/software/certificate.txt 

    • After you are finished, click "Save" at the bottom-right.

  3. Under the Keys tab, hit the Start button to begin the OpenVPN service.

    • Wait for the service to start.

  4. We now want to make sure that the router start up with OpenVPN. In the side bar, click on "Reboot."

    • Click on OK and wait for the router to reboot.

  5. Some distributions of Tomato may require you to hit "Continue" before the router finishes booting.

  6. We can now check to see if OpenVPN is running.
    In the side bar, click on "VPN Tunneling," and then "OpenVPN Client."
    Click on the "Status" tab. You should see statistics appear. As you use the service, the bytes transferred will increase.

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