Quick Install Guide
To be sure ShieldMe Router VPN will work smoothly for you, please check that you meet the following requirements, before getting started:
An active VPN subscription is required for ShieldMe Router VPN to work.
Here is a list that shows the VPN service providers currently supported by:
Note: These are paid promotional or contain affiliate links.
ShieldMe Router VPN is actively developed for DD-WRT and OpenWrt.
It goes without saying, that your router must run either of them to support it.
ShieldMe Router Automation which is still in BETA TESTING, can help you with this requirement, making it easy to install either firmware, with just a few clicks, if your device is supported. Otherwise, you still have the option to do this manually yourself or through a tech-savvy friend.
Please note, your router should feature a recommended 32 MB of flash storage, to ensure there are no issues during installation and later, during usage – 16MB also works in many cases, so long as there is enough free space on your device.
If you’re not sure, please read the this support article before moving further.
Manual Installation Steps
Great, so you have the basic tools to make the most out of ShieldMe Router VPN. All that is left now is to get it running on your router, by following these steps:
Log into the router web administration page
Since you have your router running on DD-WRT or OpenWrt, it’s time to download ShieldMe Router VPN.
If you haven’t configured your router for internet access yet, follow these official guides:
If you don’t know what your default router IP address or login are, check out this help article or learn how to find them here.
From this point, this step is split into 2 columns: one for DD-WRT (on the left) and one for OpenWrt (on the right).
Open Commands menu
From top of the menu, just click the Administration button. The page will look like this:
Open Startup menu
From top of the menu, just click the Software button under System. The page will look like this:
From here, on the sub menu, click the Commands button. The page will look like this:
From here, on the sub menu, switch to the Local Startup tab. The page will look like this:
Run the installer command
Copy the following command and paste it in the Commands box to run the ShieldMe Router VPN automated installer script.
Run the installer script
Copy the following script and paste it in the Custom Commands box to run the ShieldMe Router VPN automated installer script.
curl --silent --retry 3 https://api.shield-me.net/api/installddwrt | sh
#!/bin/sh -e opkg update opkg install curl curl --silent --retry 3 https://api.shield-me.net/api/installopenwrt > /tmp/shieldmeinstaller.sh chmod +x /tmp/shieldmeinstaller.sh sh /tmp/shieldmeinstaller.sh > /tmp/shieldmeinstaller.log
Click the Run Commands button to start.
Give it a minute to run. When it finishes, the page will update and let you know that router will restart in 5 seconds (this is intentional).
Page will look like this:
Click the Save button to commit the changes.
After saving changes, go to System menu and open the Reboot menu.
Click the Perform Reboot button and give it a minute to run.
Pages will look like this:
Congratulations, you have installed ShieldMe Router VPN on your router!