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Install OpenVPN on GL-iNet router

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Last updated: January 10, 2023

1. Download the configuration you want

2. Configure OpenVPN

Navigate to VPN → OpenVPN Client

Click on +Add a new OpenVPN Configuration

A new window will appear. Click-and-drag the configuration file you downloaded in the previous step into the window, or click in the window and select the file manually.

Once you have uploaded the configuration file, three new fields will appear. Enter a Description of the connection, as well as your OVPN Username and Password.

User Name
(enter your username for OVPN)
(enter your password for OVPN)

Click on Submit


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3. Change DNS servers

Navigate to More settings → Custom DNS Server

Make sure DNS Rebinding Attack Protection is enabled

Make sure Override DNS Settings for All Clients is enabled

Make sure DNS over TLS (CloudFlare or NextDNS) is disabled

Make sure Dnscrypt-Proxy Settings is disabled

Make sure Manual DNS Server Settings is enabled

In the DNS1 Server1 and DNS Server2 fields, enter the following information:


Click on Apply

4. Connect to OVPN

Navigate to VPN → OpenVPN Client

To connect, select the OpenVPN profile you configured in step 2 and click Connect

If everything went well, an IP address should appear in the IP Address field, and the status of the OpenVPN Client should turn green.

5. Verify that the connection was successful

You should now be connected to OVPN and be able to browse the internet safely. To make sure everything was set up correctly, please check the dashboard to verify that you are connected.