AirVPN Setup Instructions for Free Software Wireless-N Mini Router (TPE-R1100)

(this is applicable to users who did not purchase VPN service with router, for generic instruction with other VPN providers see README on CD)

1. Sign up for AirVPN if this is the VPN provider you would like to use at:
2. Create a folder in your home directory named librecmc-openvpn-setup and copy the Default-VPN-Config.tar.gz file from the included CD to this directory. Extract the files.
3. Once you have an account go to and select the following configuration:
Under “1. Choose your Operating System” Select Linux
Under “2. Choose servers” Pick a server
Under “3. Protocols” Select UDP and then check the ‘Advanced mode’ box.
On the right you will see a box for ‘Separate keys/certs from .ovpn file’, check this box
Under 4. “Terms of Service” Check the boxes that say ‘I have read and I accept the Terms of Service’
4. Click the Generate button and click the tar.gz to save the resulting AirVPN.tar.gz file to your librecmc-openvpn-setup/etc/ directory
5. Extract AirVPN.tar.gz to librecmc-openvpn-setup/etc/ and delete the AirVPN.tar.gz file
6. Rename the AirVPN folder that is extracted in prior command to openvpn
7. In the openvpn directory you will need to edit a file that ends in .ovpn
Find the following line: explicit-exit-notify 5 and comment out the line so it looks like this: #explicit-exit-notify 5

Then remove the quotes from the following lines such that it looks like:

ca ca.crt
cert user.crt
key user.key
tls-auth ta.key 1

8. Save and exit
9. Rename the .ovpn file to have an extension of .conf
10. Edit librecmc-openvpn-setup/etc/config/openvpn
Replace the line that reads:
option config /etc/openvpn/
With the following (but change AirVPN_Netherlands_UDP-443.conf to that of your .ovpn file that was rename to .conf in step 9):
option config /etc/openvpn/AirVPN_Netherlands_UDP-443.conf
11. Save and exit
12. Go to your librecmc-openvpn-setup folder and compress the etc folder (make sure to save it as a tar.gz file, and not a .zip file)
13. If you open the etc.tar.gz file you just created you should see a folder in it called etc
14. Open up a web browser and connect the ethernet cable from the lan port on the mini router to your computer (disable wireless on your computer temporarily) and plug the power in; wait about 2 minutes for the router to boot up
15. Open a browser (you may have to use Firefox) and go to - you will probably get a warning message such as ‘Your connection is not secure’. This is suppose to occur. Nothing is wrong. Click Advanced and Add Exception (in Firefox anyway) so you can continue. You will also need to click Confirm Security Exception (in Firefox). Other browsers will be slightly different.
16. Click Login (there is no password set by default)
17. Click Go to password configuration... link
18. Enter a password and hit save and apply
19. Go to System > Backup / Flash Firmware
20. Click Browse button under the Backup / Restore section
21. Select the librecmc-openvpn-setup/etc.tar.gz file you created earlier and click the Upload Archive button. Let the router restart. Then login.
22. Set DNS server in Network > Interfaces > WAN > Advanced Settings and enter a DNS. Uncheck Use DNS servers advertised by peer to do this. Enter in the Use custom DNS servers box. Click save.
23. Set the IP to : Network > Interfaces. Next to LAN click Edit. In the IPv4 address change the address to Click Save. Note: If your primary router is using a 192.168.3.x subnet then you will need to change the mini router's subnet to something else.
24. Network > Wifi and click the Edit button next to where it says the SSID name (libreCMC).
Scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says Interface Configuration. Under the General Setup there is a box that says ESSID next to it. Change the name from libreCMC to libreCMC-VPN. Click the Wireless Security tab and enter a password where it says Key. Take note of this. It is the password you'll need to connect to your libreCMC-VPN access point in the steps below. Click Save & Apply button.
25. Give it 30 seconds and switch your ehternet cable from the LAN port on your computer to a LAN port on your primary router. Then the other end to the WAN port on your mini VPN router.
26. You can now turn the mini VPN router off and on again (pull the power on the router and reconnect). Give the mini VPN router a minute or two to boot up.
27. Turn your wifi back on (on your computer), and select the libreCMC-VPN network from the list of access points. If you did not enter a password for the SSID as instructed above the default password is librecmc. Otherwise enter the password you selected for the SSID to connect. You should now be able to open a browser and confirm that your connected through the VPN by visiting a geolocation service website. Example It should indicate that your visiting from another city, state, and/or country.