Trying to use Open Vpn on my Android TV BOX

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dor4x
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Trying to use Open Vpn on my Android TV BOX

Post by dor4x » Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:00 pm

Hi
I am trying to use the Open VPN APP on my android TV box (Android 11)
I have at home the TP LINK Omada ER7206 that supports OpenVpn server.
I have create a profile file and loaded it to the App.
I am getting error that I don't know how to handle.
Something with "Add the server's cipher ('AES-128-cbc)
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I hope you can help
Thanks

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Re: Trying to use Open Vpn on my Android TV BOX

Post by Pippin » Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:28 pm

*Read* the very first OPTIONS ERROR in you log.....
.
Open your created profile in a text editor and add

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AES-128-CBC
to the

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data-ciphers
line.

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Re: Trying to use Open Vpn on my Android TV BOX

Post by dor4x » Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:29 pm

Thanks for your reply!
I am not sure what should I do.
I can see in my text editor

cipher AES-128-CBC

Should I replace it to:
cipher data-ciphers

Or add a new line?

And another question please.
Can I replace in the profile file the "remote" line from an IP address with a NO-IP address ("XX.ddns.net) as my ISP IP is changing if I reboot or I get disconnected .

Thanks
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Re: Trying to use Open Vpn on my Android TV BOX

Post by Pippin » Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:42 pm

The manual is here:
https://build.openvpn.net/man/openvpn-2 ... vpn.8.html

Look for --cipher and --data-ciphers.

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Trying to use Open Vpn on my Android TV BOX

Post by dor4x » Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:45 pm

Hi

As I came back now to read a reply I saw my post was removed, before I could read the full answer
I am not sure why my post was removed.

Can I please get the answer again? I am new with Open Vpn,
sorry

I would to know what to add to the configuration file, in order to solve my "Add the server's cipher ('AES-128-cbc)" error

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Re: Trying to use Open Vpn on my Android TV BOX

Post by TinCanTech » Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:54 pm


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Post by TinCanTech » Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:01 pm

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Re: Trying to use Open Vpn on my Android TV BOX

Post by TinCanTech » Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:07 pm

We don't use photography to debug problems. Learn how to download your openvpn log from your television.

However ....

Your TV cannot connect to the DNS name of your server because you have a cheap router.

In the config file on your TV, change this:

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remote what-ever-this-is
to this:

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remote 192.168.1.1
where 192.168.1.1 is the internal address of your router on your LAN.

Use the correct address, don't just copy/paste this example address.

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