Manual setup for PIA (VPN Service Provider) with Gargoyle OpenVPN

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Mark Spruce
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Manual setup for PIA (VPN Service Provider) with Gargoyle OpenVPN

Post by Mark Spruce »

I have the PIA VPN and wonder if there are instructions on how to use the OPEN VPN in the router. In how to install manually with pasting things in the box. The first section I got OK, the 2nd part is another sotory.

CA Certificate:
Client Certificate:
Client Key:
TLS-Auth Key: Use TLS-Auth Key
TLS-Auth Direction:

I mean a step my step. I promise this will be last begging post. :shock:

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Re: Manual setup for OpenVPN

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command line only

I could never get it to work but others have

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Re: Manual setup for OpenVPN

Post by MereScott »

I'd really like a step by step guide for this as well. Would be great if someone could post this.

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Re: Manual setup for OpenVPN

Post by jj.link »

Can anyone explain how to set PIA OpenVPN with the Gargoyle v1.9.2 ? It keeps telling me it missing the config file.

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Re: Manual setup for OpenVPN

Post by encro »

Despite the TLS standard stating that a client key isn't required Gargoyle won't unfortunately let you bypass it. Private Internet Access (PIA) does not generally have a client key.

Download the PIA Certificate files (ca.rsa.2048.crt and crl.rsa.2048.pem) from https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/o ... penvpn.zip

Copy those 2 certificate files into /etc/openvpn on the Gargoyle Router using WinSCP.

While you are in the /etc/openvpn directory, create a file called pia.auth and edit the file:
The first line should have your L2TP Username
The second line should have your L2TP Password.
Save this file and change the permissions on the file to 0600 (rw-------) for security and ensure the group and owner are root.

Create a OpenVPN client from the Open VPN menu option in Connections in the Gargoyle UI.

OpenVPN Server Address: Select the address from https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/network/
Port: 1198
UDP
Encryption Type: Other
aes-128-cbc

Enter the following into the 'OpenVPN Configuration:'
(Change the PIA Server name to your preferred/geographically closer option).

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keysize aes-128-cbc
client
dev tun
proto udp
remote aus-melbourne.privateinternetaccess.com 1198
resolv-retry infinite
nobind
persist-key
persist-tun
cipher aes-128-cbc
auth sha1
tls-client
remote-cert-tls server
auth-user-pass /etc/openvpn/pia.auth
comp-lzo
verb 1
reneg-sec 0
auth-user-pass '/etc/openvpn/pia.auth'
crl-verify '/etc/openvpn/crl.rsa.2048.pem'
CA Certificate:

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-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
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YDQ8z9v+DMO6iwyIDRiU
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
Client Certificate:

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-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIID6jCCA1OgAwIBAgIBATANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQQFADCBkjELMAkGA1UEBhMCSEsx
DDAKBgNVBAgTA0tMTjEMMAoGA1UEBxMDVFdTMQ4wDAYDVQQKEwVLSFZQTjERMA8G
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-----END CERTIFICATE-----
Client Key:

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-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
MIICdgIBADANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAASCAmAwggJcAgEAAoGBAJZtSGA3sqyREj5U
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lwi3blIK1CLBVg==
-----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
Click the 'Save Changes' button.

Gargoyle will then create 4 files in /etc/openvpn:
grouter_client_{randomidentifier}.conf
grouter_client_{randomidentifier}.crt
grouter_client_{randomidentifier}.key
grouter_client_{randomidentifier}_ca.crt

The grouter_client_{randomidentifier}.conf will be referenced as the configuration file in:
/etc/config/openvpn
/etc/config/openvpn_gargoyle

You should now see that OpenVPN is running and it will also appear on the Gargoyle login screen. If you go to the Private Internet Access website it will also show that you are protected at the top of the page.

I hope you find this useful, I've been trying to get this working for the last 2 days and it is finally working :D

Note that the Certificate and RSA Key data above comes from this post:
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/f ... -on-ios/p1
Netgear WNDR3700v4 - Gargoyle 1.12.x
D-Link DIR-835 - Gargoyle 1.7.1 (Deceased)
How to manually set up PIA's OpenVPN in Gargoyle (Private Internet Access): https://www.gargoyle-router.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=9129&p=45410#p45410

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Re: Manual setup for PIA (Service Provider) with Gargoyle OpenVPN

Post by NetMonkey »

Hello all,

I checked different VPN server download speeds on the privateinternetaccess site. The Texas server was showing about 72mbps download speed when I was on their site with my normal Comcast cable connection and not using the VPN feature setup in Gargoyle.

So I got an account with the PIA website, went through the setup in this post to the letter and got OpenVPN working in Gargoyle.

Then I went to speedtest dot net and now with OpenVPN setup in Gargoyle and going through the PIA Texas VPN server, my download speed is being reported by speedtest dot net as 12mbps. What the...?

Is there something I'm overlooking in Gargoyle that I can do to boost my connection speed back up? I tried testing different server locations on the PIA site, but that's not the answer.

Any help would be appreciated. :(
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Re: Manual setup for PIA (Service Provider) with Gargoyle OpenVPN

Post by ispyisail »

My guess would be CPU limitation.

It a known problem with fast internet providers.

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Re: Manual setup for PIA (Service Provider) with Gargoyle OpenVPN

Post by NetMonkey »

ispyisail wrote:My guess would be CPU limitation.

It a known problem with fast internet providers.
I'm not sure I understand your meaning. If you mean the CPU of my router, that's not it. If you mean the Texas VPN server I referred to, it was testing at 70mbps from the PIA site.

Yet when I authorize with the Texas server as a VPN user through the VPN function in the router, I can only get a 12mbps download speed from it. And when I disable the VPN function in Gargoyle and make the normal connection through my ISP, I'm back to 90mbps download speed.

I didn't notice the user -- encro, who posted the setup info I used, having anything to say about a download speed decrease. So that's why I asked if anyone had a suggestion on a possible setting I may have overlooked, or could change.
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Re: Manual setup for PIA (Service Provider) with Gargoyle OpenVPN

Post by Lantis »

Yes, it is the CPU on the router.
Encryption takes a lot of processing power, it can only push a lower speed if it has to encrypt it as well.
http://lantisproject.com/downloads/gargoyle_ispyisail.php for the latest releases
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Re: Manual setup for PIA (VPN Service Provider) with Gargoyle OpenVPN

Post by tsas »

Is it possible to have openvpn configured so that the guest network is not on a vpn?

basically, I want to connect a roku to my tv and not have netflix blocked. netflix is currently blocking my pia vpn. so, just wondering if it's possible for just the roku to not connect through pia. If there's a better way to do this, I'm open to suggestions.

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