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WiFI routers that support openvpn

marksalmonllc
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WiFI routers that support openvpn

I have tried several models (see following for the mfg) and canot seem to get it right. Either the router will do openvpn server but wont allow me to use multiple subnets internally forcing me to do double nat on my traffic, or the VPN is PPTP not openvpn, or the wifi drops constantly. 

 

Anyone successfully set up openvpn server when their internal network has multiple subnets (small business maybe) and using the xb7 gateway in bridge mode? 

 

I have tried linksys, TP link, netgear and a couple off brands that got great rating but are garbage.  I tried d link about a year ago and had so many problems (when I had a static public ip with a different ISP) i black listed it. for VPN i have blacklisted the aforementioned products, for wifi tp link is "dead to me" it wont connect between 6 pm and 6 am to wifi (my phone, tablet and even computers say p/w invalid) when I dont have parental controls on, makes no sense at all. I am considering trying port forwarding but the xb7 seems to limit the IP address to one from the DHCP pool which makes no sense

taker418
Frequent Visitor

Re: WiFI routers that support openvpn

i have an asus rt-3100 flashed with merlin 384.19 it supports openvpn client/server and custom configs has dual wan as well perhaps you can you look into that. router is rock solid runs for months without a reboot  

marksalmonllc
Contributor

Re: WiFI routers that support openvpn

thanks I will try that.

marksalmonllc
Contributor

Re: WiFI routers that support openvpn

Interesting, i checked out that router, the closest I see is acs3100, i downloaded the config guide and did not see support for openvpn, it says it supports pptp though. 

taker418
Frequent Visitor

Re: WiFI routers that support openvpn

it does you just have to use merlin rt-ac3100

can run up to 2 openvpn servers

https://www.asuswrt-merlin.net/

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marksalmonllc
Contributor

Re: WiFI routers that support openvpn

thanks for that. I will look into it. 

marksalmonllc
Contributor

Re: WiFI routers that support openvpn

I am leaning twoard not bothering to do the VPN stuff. 

 

1) I have more devices (like firewalls and wireless routers) that can access the internet by leveraging the private subnet from the gateway. 

 

2) I use a remote access software to get to a win10 pro box I have so I can run applications on a windows machine when I am remote. that was my main reason for wanting a VPN back to my house so I can run windows applicaitons remotely that I cannnot on my macbook.

 

I have vpn service for my devices so I have some protection when I am on public WIfi. thanks for your suggestions. 

marksalmonllc
Contributor

Re: WiFI routers that support openvpn

I found a great router that supports Openvpn, it suports other type of vpns too and its really easy to set up. It also suports DDNS.

 

its from a company called GL.inet. its the convexa-s router. 

 

 

taker418
Frequent Visitor

Re: WiFI routers that support openvpn

 

so does the rt-ac3100 (removed ip address to protect privacy 

 

Enable the DDNS Client

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router.asus.com RT-AC3100
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Expires on :
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marksalmonllc
Contributor

Re: WiFI routers that support openvpn

Hey Taker, do you know if the Asus AX3000 can run the Merlin firmware? I am getting oen tomorrow (Wednesday) and while the Amazon write up says it supprts VPN, the config guide on the Asus website did not provide instructions on how to configure it. 

EG
Expert

Re: WiFI routers that support openvpn

Asus routers that can run Merlin

Here is the list of current Asus routers that you can put Merlin firmware on.

  • Wi-Fi 5 routers: GT-AC2900 (beta), RT-AC66U_B1, RT-AC86U, RT-N66U, RT-AC1900, RT-AC87U, RT-AC5300, RT-AC3200, RT-AC3100, RT-AC88U, RT-AC68U, RT-AC66U, and RT-AC56U.
  • Wi-Fi 6 routers: RT-AX56U, RT-AX58U (a.k.a RT-AX3000), RT-AX88U, and RT-AX86U (beta).


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marksalmonllc
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Re: WiFI routers that support openvpn

thanks. how do I get the Meriln software?  I am getting this model today (Wednesday). RT-AX58U (a.k.a RT-AX3000)

 

marksalmonllc
Contributor

Re: WiFI routers that support openvpn

A follow up quesiton. I notice these routers support DDNS. can they determine the public IP address Comcast uses when I am running the Comcast device in router mode? right now I am good as I subscribe to a service that when I run the applicaiton on my desktop PC it tells my service what my IP address is daily.