Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 16:08 Post subject: Hi, new VPN guy here.
Hi all. New VPN user here.
I have subscribed to the NordVPN service. Currently, I have the VPN client software installed on one of my home computers on my home network. This provides VPN protection for that computer only, of course.
I have recently signed up for Google Fiber. I know that one of Google's objectives is to monitize not only how people use their web services, but as an ISP to monitize how people use the internet entirely. So, my objective is to put my entire home network on a VPN so that all devices on my home network go through the VPN, except my MagicJack VOIP phone which I see no need to route through a VPN.
I also have a second router set up as a wireless access point with a unique password. This is the for the kids as I can shut the router on and off with a smart timer socket (routers have poor parental time controls I find).
Here is what I think my network topology will need to look like:
Essentially, I believe my Netgear R6400 will function as a switch. I believe if I install the dd-wrt on the Netgear router then I can have VPN protection on all data passing through it, correct?
I believe my 6400 is a V1, since the label on the bottom says only "R6400".
Also, I have read and see that the Netgear router is an ARM device, but questions about this router appear in this (Broadcom) forum. Hopefully I am in the right place.
I have also read the stickies for this forum, or at least skimmed them (some are very long). The gist of what I understand is I need to use the wiki and not the compatibility spreadsheet for getting dd-wrt installation instructions.
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Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 16:56 Post subject:
Welcome to DDWRT
The R6400 is a Broadcom /Arm devices so you are good here for questions. I have one running also.
For Network/VPN/routing questions we have the advanced networking forum.
I have VPN running on my R6400, but before you proceed, OpenVPN is very resource intensive and you will not get more than 35 MB/s speed on an R6400!.
If you want more speed you have to use a more powerfull router my R7800 gets about 90 MB/s
But if you want gigabit speed over VPN you have to use an PC and load pfsense (or DDWRT on that but I have no experience with that)
If you still want to get along with this, I think the easiest is to use the R6400 connected with its WAN port to the google fibre router, set a static IP on the WAN and place that static IP in the DMZ of the google router.
Sounds complicated but it is not
But your first step is to get DDWRT on the router.
Not anymore I just updated them since the R6400v1 was split out of that wiki...and I updated it too. Would be good to read both though. _________________ #NAT/SFE/CTF: limited speed w/ DD#Repeater issues#DD-WRT info: FAQ, Builds, Types, Modes, Changes, Demo#
x64 OPNsense 19.7.6|EA6900v1.1@1GHz, F7D8302 FT2019.3b|DD 41517: WNDR4500v2, WNDR4000@533, E1500@353,
E2500, R6300v1, WRT54*@250: GLv1.1 nsg, GSv6 µ, RT-N66U@663|OEM: WGR614v10@400-WNR1000v3 mod
@egc, it seems like I never got the impression folks do what I did years ago, which is use an a pc for their internet gateway and firewall. The fun days of a PII running Slackware and TrinityOS ipchains (or was it iptables?) script. I don't miss the associated electricity bills coupled with that 400w power supply.