Tomato VPN and second billion router.

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by sockknitter, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. sockknitter

    sockknitter Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi Crew,

    I have bee searching all over for an answer to this and i'm sure its simple but i'm a bit of a noob here. all the tutorials i follow seem to assuem that there is only one router device involved. i have 2.

    So i'm using tomatoVPN on my Linksys WRT54G. as it is a wireless router but not an adsl modem, the WAN port is plugged into the BiPAC 5200S RC ADSL router.

    Everything is running nicely but i want to experiment with an openVPN set up. I have a dyndns and basically done everything that it says here... (

    I got as far as getting the VPN running and i can connect to it with my Linux machine running networkmanager. it says it is successfully conected and ifconfig show me on but i cannot ping a single thing.

    the wrt tomato is on
    the billion is connected to my internode account at

    the only problem is that when i connect, I cannot get access to the internet. i'm sure i'm missing out on something simple, and i think there is something i need to set on the biillion router but what is it?

    The settings for Networkmanager are as follows.

    # Use the following to have your client computer send all traffic through your router
    # (remote gateway)
    port 1194
    dev tun
    secret /home/tom/static.key
    proto udp
    redirect-gateway def1

    do i need to bridge this or fiddle with the routing ? could someone give me a clue here. i'm learning here so any advice is useful.

    any help appriciated,


  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    It would make things simpler if you set the billion modem to "bridged" mode and then do the setup on the WRT54G. That is the assumed setup for most of the tutorials and scripts.
  3. TT76

    TT76 Networkin' Nut Member

    Post the route tables of your two routers.
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