Hi All, I am running Tomato Firmware v1.27.8747 ND USB vpn3.6 on Linksys WRTSL54GS running in PPoE mode, connected to a bridged DSL Modem. The DynDNS service is configured on the router so it updates the domain name with the WAN IP whenever needed. I can reach the standard configuration page and other services on my home network via respective port forwardings (i.e, Downloader, Webcams etc). Running on Windows 7 Ultimate (32-Bit) I am trying to connect to my home router (via VPN) from the office to use internet browsing for the blocked sites. The aim is to use my home router would be used as DNS / DHCP / Gateway for all outgoing internet requests once the VPN connection is established. So please also mention which settings/parameters to declare in my server and client config files. I have tried to follow the guide at http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=61253 but this is a bit complicated, as it needs to generte certificates / key / certification authority in order to move forward and same settings are to copied individually to each client. I have read some basic information about the parameters to be configured from here http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showpost.php?p=334426 Since in my setup for now there would be only one server and one client, I decided to go through the more simpler way of having a static key. The internal LAN IP address of my router is as follows : From whatever I could understand I have done the following basic settings in the VPN Server 1 : I did generate a standard static key using the option available in the OpenVPN menu as follows : which puts a "key.txt" file in the folder "C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config". I have opened the "key.txt" file and copied the contents to the following window in the router settings For the client side configuration, I did read a couple of guides on the internet, also tried to use the sample.opvn file provided with the OpenVPN installation. Whatever I could understand based on my desired setup I have made the trimmed down client config file(saved as home.opvn) as follows I want to use the "TAP" mode since I need to access my home network windows share, as if I am connected directly to the network, hence the bridged mode. I select the protocol as TCP connection, because I might be behind a corporate proxy server when trying to connect to my home network via VPN. You can guide if my understanding of the above options is correct and they are set accordingly. However whenever I try to run this Home.Ovpn, I always see the following error box, with one or varying errors. I am unable to understand that when I have not used tlsserver or tlsclient then why is it showing this message. I am simply trying to use the static key. I have tried using the options "key" or "secret" in line no 8 of the configuration file, with giving the full directory path (with double slashes \\) , but all in vain, I still could not get past the error. The client configuration at the office (from where I am trying to connect), via a wireless connection to a DSL modem is as follows : I would really appreciate if someone could read and guide as to what could be wrong. It would be really nice that a very basic beginner's How-To using static key is posted by any of the experienced members here. Thanks for your replies.