How to set up X-VPN on DD-WRT routers - OpenVPN

Latest edited on 2023-09-25

Step 1: Sign in to your X-VPN account on the website:

Note: Advanced configuration for Router is premium only, please make sure your account is premium.

Free users? Go premium to enjoy advanced benefits.

Step 2: Get your OpenVPN credentials and location configuration

Go to My Account > Router Settings > Choose "DD-WRT" under OpenVPN, then get credentials (username and Password ) and location configuration.

If you are setting up the Router for the first time, you will see the following page when you click Router Settings:

Choose Choose "DD-WRT" under OpenVPN > Tap "Generate your router configuration", then you can get to the Router Settings page as we mentioned above.

Step 3: Sign in to your DD-WRT account

Open the DD-WRT router control panel on a new tab/page: enter the IP address of your router -, by default. Also, you can find your router's default gateway here.

Configure as follows:

Start OpenVPN Client: Enable

CVE-2019-14899 Mitigation: Enable

Server IP/Name &Port: Find in [.ovpn] file you download in Step 2

[.ovpn] file example

Tunnel Device: TUN

Tunnel Protocol: UDP

Encryption Cipher: AES-256-CBC

Hash Algorithm: SHA1

First Data Cipher: AES-256-CBC

Second Data Cipher: AES-256-GCM

Third Data Cipher: AES-128-CBC

User Pass Authentication: Enable

Username & Password: Enter Username and Password you got in Step 2

Advanced Options: Enable

TLS Cipher: None

Compression: Disabled

NAT: Enable

Inbound Firewall on TUN: Check

IP Address: -

Subnet Mask: -

Tunnel MTU setting: Default

Tunnel UDP Fragment: -

Tunnel UDP MSS-Fix: Disable

Verify Server Cert: Uncheck

TLS Key choice: TLS Auth

TLS Key: -

Additional Config: -

policy based Routing: -

PKCS12 Key: -

Static Key: -

Configure the following three "keys" fields with content in the [.ovpn] file you download in Step2:

Copy the certificate and paste it into Certificate Authority

Copy the certificate and paste it into Client Certificate

Copy the certificate and paste it into Client Key

Certificate Authority in [.ovpn] file                                                   Client Certificate in [.ovpn] file

     Client Key in [.ovpn] file

SoftEther VPN

Server: Disable

Bridge: Disable

Client: Disable

Config: -

Well done! Click "Save" to save the configuration, then click "Apply Settings".

Step 5: Check and configure DNS

Navigate to "Setup > "Basic Setup"
Make sure the DNS server is not blocked, you may fill following DNS servers in the Static DNS 1/2/3 field, filling each one with a different DNS Server:


Then click "Save" & "Apply Settings" at the bottom of the page! You are all set now!

Step 6: Reboot your router to connect

Reboot your router and wait for a minute or two for everything to settle, then check the status of the OpenVPN client in "Status" > "OpenVPN", if the values are not zero, the OpenVPN is connected. Also, You may visit this site to verify that your IP address has changed!

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