What is OpenWrt and How to Use It with Our VPN Service

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OpenWrt is a third-party operating system (OS) for wireless routers and other network devices. Like DD-WRT, it is open-source and is based on Linux.


However, unlike DD-WRT, OpenWrt is not just a router firmware – it is a Linux distro (distribution) with its own application package, making it possible for firmware developers to add extra functionalities.

With OpenWrt installed on your router, you will be able to do much more with your router, including setting up our VPN connection directly on it so that all of your devices that’s connected to your router’s network will be securely-routed through our service.

Devices without native VPN support will greatly benefit from this, such as: 


  • Freesat Set Top Boxes 
  • TV Box (i.e Roku, etc.)
  • Game Consoles (ie PS3, PS4, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, etc.)
  • Internet radio players 
  • Network music players i.e. Sonos, Logitech Squeezebox etc.
  • Some version of smartphones
  • …and pretty much anything else with a network connection.


OpenWRT also supports a number of VPN protocols that we use: OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, and PPTP.

All these added functionalities sound great! 


However, please keep in mind that installing OpenWRT (or any other third-party firmware/OS) will void your router’s warranty

If you’re interested in setting up OpenWRT on your router, you can refer to their database of supported devices in the link below:

Once you have installed OpenWrt on your router, you can set up our service on it by following the instructions we have prepared in the link below:






Note: We are not affiliated with OpenWRT in any way, and any installation should be done at your own risk.  


Full details on the OpenWRT project can be found on their website here.

If you would like any further information or assistance in setting this up with our service, please send us an email to [email protected] and we will do our best to assist you.