Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 0:36 Post subject: Port Forward C7000
I have an internal server running openvpn behind my dd-wrt netgear c7000 that works behind my netgear running default firmware. But when I flashed the router to the current dd-wrt release I cannot connect for the life of me. I've port forwarded correctly through the web GUI. That didnt work, so I thought it was an iptables rule issue so I erased NVRam and manually added the rules to port forward but still cant get through. I'm wondering if anyone would be able to help set me straight as im sure im doing something wrong.
So for openVPN how would I possibly know what port they are coming from? It should be a random high port right? Honestly stared at it for so long didn't even realize it put a zero in there.
Let's make sure we're on the same page here.
I assume this is OpenVPN *server* (you merely said OpenVPN), not OpenVPN client. And if this OpenVPN server is behind your primary router, I'm not really sure why you're port forwarding on the dd-wrt router anyway. You would need to port forward on the primary router and over to the WAN ip of the dd-wrt router. Since the OpenVPN server runs on the WAN of the dd-wrt router, and automatically opens port 1194, there's no need for port forwarding on the dd-wrt router.
I only have one router being the DD-WRT router with the openVPN server behind it. So WAN->DD-WRT(C7000)->openVPN server. I was merely stating that before I flashed the router to DD-wrt I had the service working.