• How to setup PureVPN on the pcWRT router (OpenVPN)

    Download & prepare PureVPN OpenVPN configuration files

    1. Download OpenVPN configuration files from PureVPN: https://support.purevpn.com/openvpn-files. Make sure to download the Recommended-CA2.zip file under either Android or DD-WRT.
    2. Important: you need to add this line to the .ovpn file you want to use: tls-cipher "DEFAULT:@SECLEVEL=0". For example, if you add this line after the “key-direction 1” line, the relevant section will look like this:

      key-direction 1
      tls-cipher "DEFAULT:@SECLEVEL=0"
      remote-cert-tls server
      cipher AES-256-CBC
      route-method exe
      route-delay 2

    Add a PureVPN connection

    1. Log on the pcWRT console, open the “OpenVPN” page under Apps.
    2. Under the Client tab, check the network you want to enable PureVPN for, then click the Add button to add a new PureVPN connection.
    3. In the “Add VPN Configuration” dialog:
      • Enter a name for the connection
      • Select the .ovpn file for the server you want to connect to (make sure you added the “DEFAULT:@SECLEVEL=0” line mentioned above)
      • Enter your PureVPN username and password.
      • Click “Submit”

    4. Click the “Save” button to save changes.

    Start a PureVPN connection

    1. Click on the blue “Play” button to start the PureVPN connection.
    2. If connection is successful, a green dot will appear on the left of the connection configuration line. In case of connection failure, click on the “log” icon to view OpenVPN logs.

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