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DD-WRT not running TorGuard Startup Command

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Stephen

I've recently installed a Netgear Orbi RBR50 and placed a Netgear R7800 w/ DD-WRT inside the network. My DD-WRT router is not running the TorGuard startup command so the R7800 w/ DD-WRT is not connecting to the VPN.

I've patched the Orbi with V2.5.1.8 and I've flashed the R7800 with DD-WRT v3.0-r42819 std (03/30/20).

The Orbi LAN is 192.168.25.1 subnet 255.255.255.0 and is checked as the DHCP server. I've added a fixed IP for the R7800 w/ DD-WRT (192.168.25.4) and set the Advanced > Setup > WAN > Default DMZ Server to 192.168.25.4. I can connect clients to the R7800 w/ DD-WRT and browse the internet with a non-VPN conneciton.

The R7800 with DD-WRT is setup as follows:

  1. The R7800 w/ DD-WRT is setup as 192.168.2.1 and assigning ip addresses and is allowing the connected devices using 192.168.2.XX IPs to access the internet. 
    DDWRT_setup01.png.c6921cfe4401a32c4785ba97c5245524.png
  2. In DD-WRT > Services > VPN > OpenVPN Server/Daemon i've checked OpenVPN > Enable
    DDWRT_setup02.png.5588bb6c946adc61dab8b3a07163b2fb.png
  3. In DD-WRT > Administration > Commands > Startup I've added the file with my credentials (redacted) 
    DDWRT_setup03.png.9c4f89089e555fd01f38549cc508a433.png
  4. After rebooting the Router the OpenVPN log is empty
    DDWRT_setup06.png.31984a256c914d1109e44f6c03824f22.png
  5. The SysLog shows the following  (DDWRT_setup04.png)
    DDWRT_setup04.png.76a5569a27613b239b5a2a4e99b30344.png

 

As a side note on startup DD-WRT was not able to resolve 0.north-america.pool.ntp.org so I needed to use 216.239.35.0 (Google) (DDWRT_setup05.png). Although once the router is Up DNS to outside websites is working just fine. Are my DNS settings bad?

  • DDWRT_setup05.png.bb828a6057f1edfc1e46841993ddd09d.png

 

Its as if the Startup Command is not even being run. Have I missed something? Thanks!

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