Edgerouter (EdgeOS)

Install OVPN on an Edgerouter (EdgeOS)#

1. SSH into the router#

  • Connect to your EdgeRouter by typing ssh [email protected] IP. If you have changed the name of the admin account, use that username instead. Router IP is the IP address of the EdgeRouter. For instance, ssh [email protected].

2. Enter your login credentials#

echo "**CHANGE TO YOUR USERNAME**" >> /config/user-data/credentials
echo "**CHANGE TO YOUR PASSWORD**" >> /config/user-data/credentials

3. Configure interfaces#

  • Run the following commands:
configureset interfaces openvpn vtun0 config-file /config/user-data/ovpn.ovpnset interfaces openvpn vtun0 description 'OpenVPN VPN tunnel'commitedit service dns forwardingset name-server name-server system name-server

4. Router interface#

  • Open up your browser and log in to the Edgerouter browser interface. It's the same IP address that you used to SSH into in the first step, and is by default
  • Navigate to Firewall/NAT. Click on NAT. Click on + Add Source NAT Rule.
  • Enter the following:
Descriptionmasquerade for vtun0
EnableShould be selected
Outbound Interfacevtun0
Translation Use Masquerade
Exclude from NAT Should not be selected
Enable LoggingShould not be selected
Protocol All protocols
Src Address(leave blank)
Src Port (leave blank)
Src Address Group (leave blank)
or interface Addr(leave blank)
Src Network Group (leave blank)
Src Port Group (leave blank)
Dest Address (leave blank)
Dest Port(leave blank)
Dest Address Group(leave blank)
or Interface Addr(leave blank)
Dest Network Group(leave blank)
Dest Port Group(leave blank)
  • Save the changes.

  • Click and drag masquerade for vtun0 so that it is located above masquerade for WAN. After that, click on Save Rule Order.


6. Finished#

Congratulations! Now your Edgerouter will connect to CloudLAN Room automatically when it is started.


In case the connection was not set up properly when you verified it in the previous step, please send us the OpenVPN log so we can assist. You can retrieve it by writing:

cat /tmp/openvpn.log


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