Looking for a more secure web presence plus the ability to access geographically restricted material? A Virtual Private Network (VPN) service using OpenVPN is oftentimes the best bet. FlashRouters offers a wide range of supported VPN service providers that will allow your router to create a VPN network for locational encryption and added safety on all your devices.
But let’s say one VPN service just won’t cut it for you. What if you need access to an OpenVPN server in Argentina for work purposes? Overplay, for example, is one of the few VPNs with a server set up in Argentina, so in this case you would need an Overplay subscription. Easy enough, but what if you already have a VPN subscription to a provider like Proxy.sh and get excellent service for a US VPN connection? There’s no sense in ditching a perfectly good VPN just because it doesn’t suit your work purposes. There just so happens to be a pretty excellent solution, a TomatoUSB Firmware Router!
Not only does TomatoUSB open-source firmware include OpenVPN as a router-based connection option (which is not available in default manufacturer firmwares) but it one-ups most other alternative firmwares like DD-WRT with the ability to save multiple OpenVPN client connections in the same router. So if you have a Tomato firmware router pre-flashed from FlashRouters, switch back and forth between the two OpenVPN service setups with surprising ease.
How To Setup Two OpenVPN Client Connections On A TomatoUSB FlashRouter
The process for setting up connections to multiple VPN servers is possible through the built-in VPN Tunneling client system options integrated with all TomatoUSB FlashRouters including the Asus RT-N66U used for these screenshots.
In order to set up VPN Client connections with a TomatoUSB router, the first thing you’re going to do is login to your TomatoUSB router administration panel.
Scroll down the left side navigation to the VPN Tunneling > OpenVPN Client section.
Now, you will see two available client options in your router. Fill in the OpenVPN configuration for each VPN service. Enter your primary VPN provider’s username, password and server address/IP Address in the Client 1 area (in this case Proxy.sh).
Next, click to the Client 2 tab (near the top of the page) and enter in your second VPN provider’s (in this case Overplay) username, password, and preferred Server or IP Address.
Now that you have performed this setup, you will be able to change your location, accessing geographically restricted material abroad and maintaining security on both connections, ideal for any work/free-time distinction in your day. Simply start/stop whichever client you wish to use.
Purchasing a Pre-Configured TomatoUSB Router With Two OpenVPN Client Connections
When purchasing a wireless router from FlashRouters, a configuration specialist setup will not only flash/upgrade and test your unit but provide configuration support for any supported VPN provider. Additionally, each FlashRouter always includes a full setup & troubleshooting guide for any requested VPN provider to complete the full setup process. And if you do run into any trouble with your network or completing this supported VPN configuration, FlashRouter customers anywhere in the world get the added benefit of remote tech support from our wireless networking gurus. Try doing that at Amazon or a local Best Buy or Staples!
To have your FlashRouter arrive pre-configured, simply enter in your preferred server addresses and VPN login information in the Comments section during the secure checkout process. Your new router will be customized by one of our tech mavens to arrive plug-and-play for this VPN setup right out-of-the-box. That includes the just discussed setup for two OpenVPN client connections with a TomatoUSB Firmware Router.
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Next time, we delve into how to run multiple OpenVPN client connections at the same time!