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DD-WRT and VPN Help

Last response: in Wireless Networking
August 13, 2012 6:17:59 PM

I recently moved overseas and am seeking help in setting up a Linksys E3000 with DD-WRT to stream Netflix to a Samsung home theater system. Can someone point me towards step-by-step instructions on picking a VPN service (with US ip) and configuring the VPN option in DD-WRT to be able to stream to the home theater system and my computer. Thanks.

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August 13, 2012 8:27:50 PM

I'll leave the ultimate selection of VPN provider to you (too many to pick from). But as far as configuring the VPN client, there's plenty of documentation over at dd-wrt.

The one thing I'd strongly recommend is using a separate dd-wrt router for the VPN client by configuring it's WAN w/ PPTP. It's so much easier and adds a lot of flexibility. Anyone or anything that needs the VPN simply connects to the VPN router, but otherwise, uses the primary router. No messing w/ the firewall and iptables.

[primary router]<-- wire -->(wan - pptp)[vpn router]

To that end, you might want to visit first and examine their numerous tutorials that describe the process in depth, for many types of VPN clients, including dd-wrt (and they demonstrate PPTP over the WAN, my recommendation).