I followed the instructions here to set up OpenVPN on Newifi router. When I created the user, I selected ISP, not VPN option. Also I did not Bind the Interfaces.
I then installed the Windows 64-bit official OpenVPN client on a Microsoft Windows 11 laptop. The client asked me for username and password. I was able to connect okay and VPN worked.
I then tried to set the scramble option for OpenVPN on the router config page. I created a new config file, restarted the openVPN server, imported the new config file into the client, and tried to connect. I get the error:
Connecting to management interface failed. View Log…
The log says:
Options error: Unrecognized option or missing or extra parameter(s) in pcwrt_scrambled.ovpn:66: scramble (2.5.7)
Use --help for more information.
This time the client didn’t even ask me for the username or password.
I checked the .ovpn file. Line 66 was the one that says:
scramble obfuscate scrambled_password_here
Currently my scramble_password has only alpha-numeric characters (no special). I turned off the scramble flag and was able to connect again.
Any suggestions on how to get scramble working?