Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 20:39 Post subject: Repeater bridge setup now need openvpn working
I setup DD-wrt on my Asus N66U as it supports openvpn in repeater mode whereas formerly I was using Asus Merlin and that doesn't. Everything is working fine and I am getting excellent speeds where before I couldn't pickup WiFi from the main router upstairs.
My iso is talktalk UK and I have their WiFi hub, I have been told I can't access Thier router remotely and I am wondering if this is going to stop the use of openvpn on the repeater or will openvpn manage to get me in by someway bypassing the need to be able to access the router remotely ?. When I was using openvpn on Asus Merlin it let you export a .opvn file which I would add to my openvpn client on phone or computer and I could access my Lan and was able to initiate wol to turn on my server.
trust me, i am a cable man !, keep eyeing up my walls and skirting.
I thought of the powerline adaptors, for some reason i am skeptical of them and also i would be plugging it into a 4 gang strip, would that cause issues, currently i am getting really good speeds with the repeater bridge, if i got a cable up here it would negate the need for a bridge and i could revert the repeater back to a router and put merlin back on and have easy access and setup to openVPN again..the way merlin does openVPN is amazing, download a .opvn from the router and apply it to the client on your pc or whatever...why doesnt ddwrt implement this ?
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Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 18:30 Post subject:
DDWRT is chock-full of all kinds of stuff, and also needs to accomodate routers which are not so powerfull (nvram wise)
So the devs can not squeeze everything we want in the software.
That is why you are now using DDWRT and not other software.
Besides how dificult is it to copy an ovnp config file and the keys/certificates to your phone
You can (probably) setup a tun (routed) setup as described in the guide for a repeater bridge.
You probably need another firewall rule as described in the section:
I disagree, coming from an inexperienced person in this field, seems to be a lot of jargon and caveats, pitfalls, if, buts, where and whys reading through that guide, whereas with merlin, i could export the .opvn file and i dont need to know anything, it just worked everytime flawlessly..
I am now looking at these power lines, in your opinion, if i got the powerlines, could i revert the router back to AP mode and have it linked by cable and be able to get the wifi to the top of the house and also use the lan ports on the router ?..and be able to put merlin back on to setup openvpn the really easy way.
im going ahead with the guide just so i know. Going good so far (i think), bit stuck here..
Step- 8a Setting up the Firewall
A lot of guides have redundant firewall rules, in case of firewall rules less is more.
Actually you do not need any rules to make a connection, but if you want to have an outside/internet connection for your client when "Redirect Default Gateway" is enabled then you have to add the rule described below.
This certificate is for my use and i want to be able to access my network remotley, given my setup, ddwrt repeater bridge to isp router, how do i know if i have redirect default gateway enabled, im assuming i do.