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Another $50 router blown up.

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FoodMaven
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Another $50 router blown up.

Postby FoodMaven » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:50 am

For the last week, I've posted help requests at CS' Twitter, IRC, and via email about setting up CS on a OpenWRT-LEDE-LuCI router. Not getting a timely answer, I used the backup-OpenWrt-2013-11-07-Cleansed.tar.gz at the Forum page on OpenWRT. Prior to that, I asked, repeatedly, if that was current. I never received a reply. That made me think that the support staff was silent (as they so typically are), that all was O.K.. So I tried to restore that tarred folder. It blew up the router. Another $50 gone trying to get Cryptostorm to work. I wonder if you will leave this post up? To all those reading this, CS may be better than some VPNs, but, given the lack of support and out-of-date info, be a smart consumer. I've spent $ via a monthly payment to CS. I never received a bit of help, other than CS doesn't work with IVp6.

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Fermi
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Re: Another $50 router blown up.

Postby Fermi » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:26 am

No, we will not remove this post. Your request for help (twitter/email) reached us two days ago.
We are not able to answer all requests in a flash.

As for your current situation we don't know if you flashed with OpenWRT or LEDE, or if you flashed with the right version for your router. OpenWRT is fairly resilient when it comes to the structure of configuration files, but I can assume that configuration files from 2013 can be considered outdated.

I'm fairly sure you still can recover your router if you follow the OpenWRT unbrick guides that are out there.

Once done, I would suggest that you install a suitable release and that you configure the unit manually.

Regards,
/fermi

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parityboy
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Re: Another $50 router blown up.

Postby parityboy » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:07 am

@OP

I think it's important for you to realise that many of the guides on this forum come from community members, not from staff. The vast majority of VPN users - regardless of provider - initiate their VPN connection from their PC not from their router, hence the need for software such as Network Manager, Tunnelblick, OpenVPN Connect or whatever widget a VPN provider chooses to deploy for their users.

Most of the chat on forums will be related to configuring a client or router distribution once it has already been installed. Actually installing such software (OpenWRT, pfSense, Tomato etc.) is really outside the remit of staff at any VPN provider thus it is really up to the community to come forward and share their experiences.

Unfortunately for you (and no doubt others reading these forums), the number of people using Cryptostorm and using it on OpenWRT and using it on the same router model as yourself appears to be vanishingly small.

I hope you get your router unbricked and back up and running again. :) If you choose to give Cryptostorm's service a try once you get your router up and running, we would be more than happy to guide you along with configuration and getting the service up and running for you to use. :)


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