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Mastering OpenVPN by Jan Just Keijser, Eric F Crist

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Using a home router as a VPN server

Using OpenVPN on a small wireless router is possible, but it greatly depends on the exact type of the wireless router used. On the DD-WRT and OpenWRT websites, many supported wireless routers are listed, but even most of those have drawbacks. A minimum flash size of 8 MB is required and a sufficiently large NVRAM space is also desirable.

However, even with the right hardware, the performance of OpenVPN on a wireless router will not be very good due to the limited computing power of such devices. For people who want to set up a VPN to their home address, performance is usually fine, unless your home connection is capable of doing more than 100 Mbps upstream.

The following procedure can be used to configure a DD-WRT ...

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