Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Setup OpenVPN Client to connect to DD-WRT OpenVPN Service

We consider that we have an ASUS RT-N16 wireless router with the following firmware installed :
" DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/07/10) vpn "

( some day  I will write an article about how I've installed DD-WRT firmware and configured OpenVPN service in ASUS RT-N16 ) 

First of all , we must choose to install a stable OpenVPN version : 2.1.4 ;
Can be downloaded from : 
After installation , OpenVPN-GUI can be run as administrator if there are problems ; 

Setting up OpenVPN Client to connect to DD-WRT OpenVPN Service we have to create or to already have : 
1) a configuration file ("ita2cli4resita2asus.ovpn")
2) a router certificate  ("ca_resita2asus.crt")
3) a openvpn client certificate ("ita02cli4res.crt")
4) a client key file = ("ita02cli4res.key")

We can follow the steps from : howtogeek.com
The problem in that article is that after you create some keys and certificates and if after 
a while you want to create for one more user , you have to recreate all the keys and certificates for all client users ... 

So , lets see the steps to create config , key and certificate for one client user ; 
Then close the command window , restart Windows and after that try to create just one more : 

Let's assume that we are using Windows 7 - 64 bit edition ;

Under Accessories there is "Command Prompt" ;
Right click on it and click Run as administrator.

DO RUN : "cd c:\Program Files (x86)\OpenVPN\easy-rsa"
( open-vpn client 32 bit edition on a Windows 7 64 bit ) 

for the last client , created after a Windows restart
do not run : "init-config"
do not edit vars.bat file   
do not run : "clean-all"

DO RUN : "build-key ita02cli4res"
Just be sure to enter ita02cli4res as the Common Name when prompted. 

We don't have to recreate the server key : 
do not run : build-key-server server
do not run :  build-dh

No comments:

Post a Comment