Private Internet Access Setup Instructions for Free Software Wireless-N Mini Router (TPE-R1100)

Private Internet Access VPN Setup Instructions

(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 Private Internet Access 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. Create a directory in the etc folder called openvpn.
4.You will need to extract an ovpn config file, the ca.crt file, and the crl.pem file to your newly created etc/openvpn folder. You can get the zip file containing the ovpn, crl.pem, ca.crt files from: Note: You can select any of the ovpn files. The file determines the location of the server that your VPN router will pass traffic through.
5. Open a text editor such as gedit and enter your username and password. The user name must go on the first line followed by the password on the next. The user name and password can be found in an email sent by Private Internet Access following sign up. The email is titled “Private Internet Access Account Activated”. Save file as etc/openvpn/key.txt after creating it. Example of the file:


6. Open the etc/config directory and edit the openvpn file in a text editor. Change the following line: option config /etc/openvpn/ to include your opvn file that you downloaded to the etc/openvpn directory in the earlier step. Save file after editing. Example:

option config “/etc/openvpn/US New York City.ovpn”

7. In the etc/openvpn ovpn file you will also need to change the line that reads auth-user-pass to auth-user-pass key.txt
8. Open the librecmc-openvpn-setup directory and right click on the etc folder. You need to “tar it up”. To do that select the Compress option. Then click the Create button and Close button respectively. Make sure the tar.gz option in the drop down is selected for the type of compression.
9. Connect an ethernet cable from the LAN port of the mini VPN router to the ethernet port on your computer. Plug the mini VPN router in.
10. On your computer disconnect from the wifi (if you are connected to an access point)
11. On your computer open a web browser and enter into the address bar. Then hit enter.
12. Accept the security warning and continue anyway
13. Click the Login button (you may need to enter 'root' for the user name and 'none' as the password if your changing providers)
14. Click Go to password configuration... link
15. Enter a password in the Password box and again in the Confirmation box. Take note of the router password as you'll need it to configure the router in the future.
16. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Save and Apply button. Wait a few moments for changes to take affect.
17. Go to System > Backup / Flash Firmware
18. Click Browse button under the Backup / Restore section
19. Select the librecmc-openvpn-setup/etc.tar.gz file you created earlier and click the Upload Archive button. Let the router restart. Then login.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. Turn your wifi back on, 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 a city, state, and country of the .ovpn file selected earlier.