Adding Additional Clients to your WRT54GL/DD-WRT VPN

Setting up the VPN and the first client takes a while.  Additional clients are easy.

First thing is to download and install OpenVPN GUI.  Find the Installation Package under Stable downloads.

Next, you need to generate a new client key.  You’ll either need to use the same computer as before, or make sure you have the CA cert/key pair handy to sign the certificates.  The first option is better.

If you’re using the same computer, open a command window and get to c:\program files\openvpn\easy-rsa.  Run the following commands:

  1. vars.bat
  2. build-key client2 (remember to change the client # for eac additional client)

Copy ca.crt, client2.crt, client2.key and the OVPN config (from the config folder) to the new client.  Edit the OVPN file and enter the correct client key and cert file names.  It should look something like below (italics indicate the file names to change):

dev tap
proto udp
remote 1194
resolv-retry infinite
ca ca.crt
cert client2.crt
key client2.key
ns-cert-type server
verb 3

You should be set–start the client and hit connect.

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