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

PureVPN 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)

0. If you haven't got a PureVPN account step one is to sign up at: https://www.purevpn.com/order/
1. 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.
2. Extract the files
3. Visit https://support.purevpn.com/openvpn-files-for-windows-routers-ios-linux-... and select the “Click here to Download File” link next to “Linux”. Save the file to your librecmc-openvpn-setup directory.
4. Open the librecmc-openvpn-setup directory and extract the contents of linux-files.zip
5. Open the “Linux OpenVPN Updated files” directory and copy ca.crt and Wdc.key from this directory to your librecmc-openvpn-setup/etc/openvpn directory. Please note this directory does not exist by default. Please create it first.
6. Open the “Linux OpenVPN Updated files/TCP” directory and pick a .opvn file pertaining to the location of the server you would like to connect to. Copy this file to the librecmc-openvpn-setup/etc/openvpn directory.
7. If you have made payment PureVPN will email you VPN Credentials. This will be in an email titled something to the effect of: “RE: PureVPN [One Month Unlimited Plan Account] ***”. Open a text editor and copy the VPN Credentials. Do NOT include the actual text “User Name:” or “Password”. The first line needs to be the user name and the 2nd line needs to be the password. It should look something like this (but with whatever your user name and password are):


Save the file as key.txt in the librecmc-openvpn-setup/etc/openvpn directory.
8. Open the .opvn file in the librecmc-openvpn-setup/etc/openvpn directory and change the line that has auth-user-pass on it to: auth-user-pass key.txt
9. Save it and exit the text editor
10. Open the librecmc-openvpn-setup/etc/config/openvpn file in a text editor and change the line that reads option config /etc/openvpn/USA-NEWYORK-TCP.ovpn to that of the opvn file you have stored in the librecmc-openvpn-setup/etc/openvpn directory. For example I have SWEDEN(V)-TCP.ovpn in my librecmc-openvpn-setup/etc/openvpn directory so I changed this to: option config /etc/openvpn/SWEDEN(V)-TCP.ovpn

Save the file and exit the text editor. Note: Find fastest and least loaded server at https://www.purevpn.com/speed-test

11. 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.
12. Connect an ethernet cable from the LAN port of the mini VPN router to the ethernet port on your computer
13. On your computer disconnect from the wifi (if you are connected to an access point)
14. On your computer open a web browser and enter into the address bar. Then hit enter.
15. Accept the security warning and continue anyway
16. Click the Login button (you may need to enter 'root' for the user name and 'none' as the password if your changing providers)
17. Click Go to password configuration... link
18. 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.
19. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Save and Apply button
20. Go to System > Backup / Flash Firmware
21. Click Browse button under the Backup / Restore section
22. Select the librecmc-openvpn-setup/etc.tar.gz file you created earlier and click the Upload Archive button.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. After about 60 seconds you can disconnect the ethernet cable and re-connect it from the WAN port on the mini VPN router to the LAN port on your modem or main router.
26. Go to 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.
27. 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.
28. 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.
29. 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 http://www.infosniper.net/. It should indicate that your visiting from a city, state, and country of the .ovpn file selected earlier.