ExpressVPN on Turris?

I would like to know if I will be able to use ExpressVPN on the Turris router, as I live in China, where not all the VPN or all protocol work… Was is the liberty offered by the Turris router for VPN usage ?
Thanks in advance

Liberty? You can set it up as a VPN server or a client. So it should work. What else do you need? You’ve got all possibilities :slight_smile:

Turris documentation (is going to be into English) and OpenWRT Wiki


Sorry, maybe I was misunderstood. I was not criticized the Turris project. Actually, I think it’s a great idea, and I’m thinking about buying one for my house.
However, as I said above, all the protocol do not work properly in China. For example, OpenVPN is usually unusable, as it is blocked very quickly by the great firewall. Moreover, the usable protocols change regularly…
Thus I would like to know if I can use UDP and TCP with OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP with IPSec, and if the configuration will be easy (in the best case, I could more or less follow one of these guides :
Thank you for your link !

I didn’t take it that way! :wink:

I’ve experienced the “Great Firewall” during my time in China (worked there for about 6 month). To make it short: There’re two things you could/should do.

  1. Don’t use a known VPN provider. Instead, set up your own VPN server on a VPS, located somewhere outside of China.
  2. Try to “hide” your VPN traffic. The easiest way to do it, is to forward all your VPN traffic through TCP port 443. It’s used by HTTPS which encrypts it’s traffic using SSL (like OpenVPN). So it’s harder to detect (but unfortunately not impossible). There’re other things you could try (Obfsproxy, OpenVPN through an SSL tunnel, OpenVPN through an SSH tunnel). Check out this link: How to hide OpenVPN traffic – A Beginner's Guide -

If you would’ve checked the link to the OpenWRT wiki which I’ve posted above, you would’ve found further information on OpenVPN, PPTP (not secure, broken since 1997), L2TP and IPSec.

This board exists to help each other but you’ve to follow up on further information by your own to ask further questions.


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I once used VyperVPN. They have “Chameleon VPN” that apparantly is capable of passing that kind of firewall. I cannot check because I do not live in China.
They apparantly have also apps for in routers.
“The VyprVPN Router App runs on top of Tomato firmware, so the host router must be able to support Tomato by Shibby.” I found on their website.
Maybe you can use an option to install this Tomato firmware and use their service?

I’m using a Shadowsocks solution in China. The connection is available they several server (HK, JP, SG and US). It is very stable and give me good performance to Chinese websites, as they are not routed thru the proxy as well as free access to foreign pages. You can also check Openwrt and Shadowsocks.
Much cheaper and mor comfortable as VPN. I even using a connection to my home ( within China) with OpenVPN and enjoying my home Shadowsocks also on my mobile.

@hin175 @GuBo Where did you guys buy it? I’m in Shanghai and want to buy one.