How to Use a DD-WRT Router with IPVanish VPN Service (OpenVPN, PPTP & L2TP)

You’ve been asking for official support and we are here to tell you that FlashRouters now proudly offers DD-WRT routers for IPVanish customers.

Are you looking for a DD-WRT Router pre-configured to work to integrate with IPVanish high-speed VPN via PPTP, OpenVPN, or L2TP connections? Well, FlashRouters has the best solution on the market.

FlashRouters offers DD-WRT pre-installed routers that have OpenVPN & PPTP capabilities. Use the DD-WRT upgraded router together or to replace a current router to share your VPN service with all of your devices simultaneously instead of logging into only one device.

How Does a DD-WRT Router work with VPN?

DD-WRT is an open-source, constantly updated router firmware (the software-ish brains of a router). It is the preferred method by tech insiders on how to take the most advantage of your VPN service.

In order to use a VPN subscription to its maximum sharing capabilities, having an integrated VPN connection on a DD-WRT Router lets everyone in your household utilize bonus benefits like the ability to use VPN with streaming media devices like Roku & AppleTV for watching Netflix, Vudu, Hulu and other top streaming video websites in high-quality HD.

A FlashRouter Dual Router Setup is a popular request that allows you to connect the FlashRouter to your main router through one of the LAN ports to create two simultaneous wireless networks to easily switch between depending on where you want to connect. One for a local ISP connection for faster speeds/local content and an IPVanish VPN connection for access to restricted content from other areas where IPVanish offers VPN servers.

Want this to be done for you? Let us know when checking out and we will prep the Dual Router setup prior to shipping.

IPVanish servers for VPN connections are located in: United Kingdom, United States, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, & Turkey.

Now that’s a lot of countries, a lot of access, and a boatload of media content with available access at your fingertips.

FlashRouters Introduces the Netgear R7000 Nighthawk.

Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter

  1. Netgear R7000 – Pros: 1 GHz Processor USB 3.0 Port
  2. Asus RT-AC5300 DD-WRT – Pros: Up to 5300 Mbps wireless speeds, USB Port, 1.4 GHz Processor.
  3. Linksys WRT3200ACM – Pros: Works with all ISPs and supported VPNs, Powerful 1.8Ghz processor

 Setting Up a DD-WRT Router with IPVanish VPN

Purchase any DD-WRT Router from FlashRouters and we will pre-configure your router up to work with IPVanish before it arrives at your home or office on request. All you will have to do is plug-in your IPVanish username, password, and VPN location and click Connect. Or provide that info in the Comments during the secure order checkout and the router will come plug and play out of the box.


If you supply FlashRouters with your login info and IPVanish VPN server of your choice in our secure order form comments section, we can load the PPTP connection inside the DD-WRT FlashRouter before shipping to make the setup upon arrival even EASIER!

To use IPVanish PPTP connections on a DD-WRT router, choose PPTP connection type under DD-WRT Basic Settings tab for the WAN connection type. Use your IPVanish username and password as well as your preferred server address and fill them in the proper fields. Then click connect.

Looking for how to connect your DD-WRT Router with OpenVPN using IPVanish?

This is a bit more difficult to do. FlashRouters offers PPTP & OpenVPN setup support.

The Advantages of Using IPVanish VPN with a DD-WRT Router

Configuring a DD-WRT router with your IPVanish Account allows any device connected to the router to be under the scope and privacy of IPVanish’s VPN servers with high-level encryption offering 2500+ IP addresses in more than 20 countries.

Enjoy IPVanish VPN encryption and protection for your entire network by upgrading to a FlashRouter. Modified with the increasingly popular & impressive DD-WRT router firmware, a FlashRouter is a customized out-of-the-box solution that offers an elevated networking experience allowing users increased control over their network and its flow of data.


Here are just a few quick examples of the capabilities built into a DD-WRT Router: tweak wireless (Wi-Fi) performance and signal strength, plug in your favorite OpenDNS and DynDNS servers for maximum surfing safety, manage the bandwidth of each individual user on the network, use UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) for remote access alongside an array of router-based VPN connectivity options.

FlashRouters helps ensure customers avoid the hassle and missteps of improperly installing or “flashing” the incorrect firmware or version of DD-WRT onto a router which can cause a router to stop functioning (also known as bricking).

We continually test DD-WRT firmware for each of the routers we ship to certify customers receive the premiere DD-WRT experience. We procure the correct model and versions of the router, then handle the hassle of flashing, configuring, and testing the router and its customization. FlashRouters is an all-in-one DD-WRT Router stop. FlashRouters does the grunt work so IPVanish VPN users can enjoy the perks.

Having Trouble Connecting Streaming Media Devices Like Rokus and AppleTVs to IPVanish VPN?

Media device manufacturers often don’t want you to have VPN capabilities with their devices or have poorly designed their product software or firmware.

Integrating a DD-WRT FlashRouter into your network renders the need for native device-based VPN connectivity support in each device pointless.

A FlashRouter is an all-in-one method to use a VPN with your wireless devices including laptops, desktops, iPhones, iPads, Android Smartphones and Tablets, Samsung Galaxy devices, Rokus, Boxee, Apple TV, and Smart TVs.

No need to set up each device individually with IPVanish. Just connect the device wirelessly or through one of the wired Ethernet/Gigabit ports to the FlashRouter with integrated VPN service activated and the device will be using VPN without further configuration. It’s that easy!

All IPVanish DD-WRT FlashRouters come with a customized installation guide created for each individual’s network specifications. Sit back and enjoy the assurance of an encrypted, protected, secure wireless network right out of the box.

More Questions About Setting Up an IPVanish VPN Router?

Contact our friendly support staff via our support ticket system.

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Updated: Feb 5, 2018

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