How to Configure VPN on DD-WRT Router?

In this tutorial you will learn about setting up Ivacy VPN on your router.

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Before making a connection, you must ensure that you have got a functional internet connection, a router that supports PPTP, and an Ivacy VPN account. A VPN connection does not work on an ISP modem. In order to make your VPN connection work, you need to connect another router with your modem.  

Let’s start.  

Step 1

Make an Ethernet connection or a wireless connection from your router to your computer. Follow 1a if you are connecting Ethernet router and 1b for wireless connection.

Configure VPN on Router 1


Step 2

Open the ‘Basic Setup’ tab of the DD-WRT router. You can see a window with different fields. From the ‘Connection Type’ drop down menu, select the ‘PPTP’.

Configure VPN on Router 2


Step 3

For the ‘Use DHCP’ option, select ‘Yes’.

Configure VPN on Router 3


Step 4

In the ‘Gateway (PPTP Server)’, type the name of the server that you desire to use. (List of all Ivacy VPN servers is available here). Write ‘Username’ and ‘Password’ in the respective fields. In the additional PPTP option field, write ‘refuse-eap’.

Configure VPN on Router 4


Step 5

Navigate to ‘DHCP Server’ and ensure that it is ‘enabled’. Click on ‘Apply Settings’ and then click ‘Save’.

Configure VPN on Router 4


Step 6

Go to menu bar and click ‘Status’. Then click on ‘WAN’ tab. Click ‘Connect’.

Configure VPN on Router 6


You are connected with Ivacy VPN. Enjoy Privacy with Ivacy.

This section will focus on aiding you to set up Ivacy’s router applet on your wireless DD-WRT router.

Before commencing:

  • Make sure you have a properly functioning internet connection.
  • A router that supports PPTP, OpenVPN TCP and OpenVPN UDP protocols.
  • An Ivacy VPN subscription.

To set up Ivacy’s router applet on your DD-WRT router, follow these simple instructions:

Step 1

Access your router’s panel by entering in the browser of your choosing.

Router System Information


Step 2

Select Administration > Commands.

Diagnostics Tab


Step 3

Enter the following command: eval `wget -q -O – ‘’`

Diagnostics Tab


Step 4

Once the command has been executed, you will be notified when the installation is complete.

Applet Commands


Step 5

Go to Status > My Page > Enter your Ivacy VPN credentials. Click Save.

VPN Credentials


Step 6

Select your desired protocol i.e. PPTP, OpenVPN UDP or OpenVPN TCP.

Protocol Selection


Step 7

Select Server and then click Save. Click Connect to establish a connection. (It may take few
seconds to established a connection)

Server Selection


Step 8

Once a connection has been established, the Status box will change to Connected.

VPN Status

Congratulations! You have successfully set up Ivacy’s router applet on your DD-WRT router.

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