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Tomato + OpenVPN on WRT54GL

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mealto, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    So, I have been reading many threads on Tomato's capability to run OpenVPN. Not knowing linux commands, I am a little lost on how to install the Tomato firmware to get OpenVPN running. Have been using Thibor 15c and loving it. Is there a simple tutorial for the rest of us who don't know coding to get Tomato & OpenVPN up? Is there a firmware that we can just flash and it's installed? I can hope right? Configuration is another step. We don't even know where to start to get the necessary software installed. Any tips?
     
  2. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

  3. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Thanks for that link. I think you have built a great tool for all users. Unfortunately, I read 80% of that entire thread and was mostly lost. Is there a dummies version to getting your build to run on the WRT54GL? We can flash our firmware, use the GUI and SSH in and follow simple commands. That's about it. Any more tips and instructions would be very much appreciated.
     
  4. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    You shouldn't need to SSH in at all unless you are debugging a problem. You should just be able to flash the firmware and input your settings in the GUI.

    Though, if you don't already have the encryption/authentication keys generated, you will need to do that on computer with openvpn installed, as the tools needed to generate the keys are not included in the firmware.
     
  5. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Got it, so we should flash the firmware, log in to the GUI and set things up. Install OpenVPN a computer and generate the keys. Then install client and connect away? Just wanted to get the step-by-step right as we go.
     
  6. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    That's it! Though, the two steps you listed of installing OpenVPN and installing the client can be one and the same (there is no differentiation of client and server installs).
     
  7. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    ok, will do that over the weekend. So if OpenVPN is not installed on the router, what exactly does your firmware do? Also, is your firmware based on Tomato or is it part of tomato? Thanks!
     
  8. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    OpenVPN definitely is installed on the router with my firmware, just not the utilities needed to generate certificates. It is based on Tomato, adding/integrating OpenVPN and extending the GUI to control it.
     
  9. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    ok, great stuff. Thanks for all the info and your help. You are awesome!
     

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