• How to setup TunnelBear OpenVPN on the pcWRT router

    Download OpenVPN configuration files

    Although TunnelBear doesn’t officially support running OpenVPN on the router, it does does provide OpenVPN configuration files to be used on Linux. We can use these files to set up OpenVPN connections to TunnelBear on the pcWRT router.

    Download the OpenVPN configuration files from here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/tunnelbear/linux/openvpn.zip.

    Add a TunnelBear OpenVPN 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 TunnelBear OpenVPN for, then click the Add button to add a new VPN connection.
    3. In the “Add VPN Configuration” dialog:
      • Enter a name for the connection
      • Select the one of the .ovpn files you downloaded above
      • Enter your TunnelBear username and password
      • Click “Submit”

    4. Click the Save button to save changes.

    Start a TunnelBear OpenVPN connection

    1. Click on the blue “Play” button to start the TunnelBear OpenVPN 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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