How to set up OpenVPN on Netduma R1

This article will show you how to set up your Netduma R1 router with the OpenVPN protocol.

To proceed, you will need a Netduma R1 router and an active Surfshark subscription, which you can purchase on Surfshark's pricing page.


You will learn how to:

  1. Get your credentials
  2. Choose a Surfshark server
  3. Configure the OpenVPN client
  4. Ensure your connection is successful 


Get your credentials

NOTE: These are not your regular credentials, such as your email and password.

  1. Enter the Surfshark login page and log in. Then, click on VPN > Manual Setup > Router > OpenVPN to generate your credentials.

  2. Once there, make sure that you are in the Credentials tab and click on Generate credentials.

    NOTE: Keep this tab open as we'll need it later.


Choose a Surfshark server


  1. Open the same page on another browser tab, go to the Locations tab, and locate the server that you wish to connect to.

  2. Click on the download icon to the right of the server name and click on Download UDP


Configure the OpenVPN client 

  1. Log in to your Netduma R1 router by entering your router IP address into the URL bar on your browser.

  2. Go to the VPN tab. You will see all devices connected to this router; choose which ones you wish to route via a VPN tunnel.

  3. Scroll down to the bottom of that page, and you will see a VPN client configuration area. Click Setup.

  4. You will now need to enter the configuration settings of our server in the Config area. To do that, find the server configuration file (refer to Choose a Surfshark server section). Open it as a text file using Notepad and copy the whole text.

  5. Go back to the VPN configuration page on your router and paste the copied text to the Config area.

  6. Now, enter the Surfshark service credentials (refer to Get your credentials section of this article).

  7. If everything is correct, you will see a message in green that it's connected.


Ensure the connection is successful


We always recommend checking if Surfshark VPN is working after setting it up for the first time. You can easily do it by performing Surfshark IP leak test and a DNS leak test. For your convenience, both are available on our website.


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