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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 04-Jan-18 18:54:37
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Re: ISP Routers That Supports VPN - Help


[re: ukhardy07] [link to this post]
 
Nothing to do with wireless, but all about hiding traffic from provider or others on the WAN side, i.e. a lot depends on how much trust you have in the VPN provider and with DEAct changes on the way the prediction is that more will be doing this

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Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 04-Jan-18 20:14:45
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Re: ISP Routers That Supports VPN - Help


[re: fireblade_rrw] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by fireblade_rrw:
I've purchased a VPN which I'm delighted with

If you've subscribed to a commercial VPN provider such as IPVanish, NordVPN, Express VPN etc then AFAIK only Asus routers (combined modem or standalone) will allow you to use the router as a vpn client so that you can route all clients connected to your router through your chosen VPN provider.

Have a look at Asus router emulator here (this is for the AC5300 but should be similar for all asus modem routers or routers across their range)

http://demoui.asus.com/Advanced_VPNClient_Content.asp

FluidOne FTTP On Demand 330/30 Mbps
Netgear Nighthawk X10

Edited by baby_frogmella (Thu 04-Jan-18 20:20:05)

Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 04-Jan-18 20:55:53
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Re: ISP Routers That Supports VPN - Help


[re: fireblade_rrw] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by fireblade_rrw:
Hello,

I'm currently with Sky and about to move ISP very soon for a variety of reasons. I've purchased a VPN which I'm delighted with, Sky routers are pretty much locked down, and I cant configure it for my VPN.

Does any one know of an ISP who's router can be configured for a VPN? I don't want to buy a VPN router just to plug into my existing router.

Cheers


The only close reference I can make is that fact I have a BT HH5A which has LEDE on it - but that's a process to put something on the motherboard so maybe Ebay can get you one (that's where I got mine)

Runs a VPN fine.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 04-Jan-18 21:09:47
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Re: ISP Routers That Supports VPN - Help


[re: 23Prince] [link to this post]
 
When you say HH5a runs a VPN fine what do you mean?

i.e. router has ability to act as a VPN server?
router has ability to tunnel all traffic over a VPN to a remote VPN service?
router does not interfere with VPN sessions created on a device on the LAN to some external end point?

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Fri 05-Jan-18 00:02:36
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Re: ISP Routers That Supports VPN - Help


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Nothing to do with wireless, but all about hiding traffic from provider or others on the WAN side, i.e. a lot depends on how much trust you have in the VPN provider and with DEAct changes on the way the prediction is that more will be doing this
Yep sorry I was not understanding the use-case initially.

For typical usage I cannot see routing everything via a VPN to be a great solution, plenty of streaming providers now blacklist common VPNs etc.

It has never crossed my mind that end users would want to route all their traffic over a VPN at a router level, always felt like a business use case scenario where they have VPNs established over MPLS links to connect multiple offices / sites.

For privacy, typically I have seen users navigate over TOR and have a client specific VPN, but never seen this setup. Interesting though, is likely common in other countries where things are much more censored.

To answer the OPs question though, all of this is not supported by the mainstream ISP routers out of the box.
Standard User cssuk
(regular) Fri 05-Jan-18 06:09:18
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Re: ISP Routers That Supports VPN - Help


[re: fireblade_rrw] [link to this post]
 
you could use opera browser if its just a VPN browser you want to use its free and the VPN will allow you to set any country as your location VPN server is a different matter and is not really a home option for reasons already mentioned
Standard User BustaBakhshi
(newbie) Fri 05-Jan-18 13:44:44
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Re: ISP Routers That Supports VPN - Help


[re: fireblade_rrw] [link to this post]
 
You could use a Raspberry Pi with the OpenVPN client to your VPN provider and route traffic based on LAN IP ranges or on Destination IP. Most ISP provided routers allow you to create static routes, if you wanted ALL LAN clients traffic tunnelled through the VPN, then you would need to either set the Rapsberry Pi as a DHCP where you can set the default gateway issued out to be the IP of the Pi. All the ISP provided routers I have seen do not allow you to change the default gateway apart from its own IP. If you want specific LAN client traffic going through the VPN, then give them static IP's where you can then set the default gateway to be the Pi. Nice, cheap and can be managed very easily.
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Fri 05-Jan-18 14:14:35
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Re: ISP Routers That Supports VPN - Help


[re: BustaBakhshi] [link to this post]
 
Cannot do static routing on Sky Hubs or BT Smart Hub AFAIK, have just browsed all the menus. Who is your ISP out of interest, I know TT routers have more options than most?

Edited by ukhardy07 (Fri 05-Jan-18 14:14:56)

Standard User BustaBakhshi
(newbie) Fri 05-Jan-18 16:33:16
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Re: ISP Routers That Supports VPN - Help


[re: ukhardy07] [link to this post]
 
I personally use an ASUS AC87U running Merlin (Superb router and firmware) with Virgin Media.

A family member of mine is using TalkTalk with the HG635 and you can do static routes with this via the web interface, they have the same setup as I had suggested, i.e. a Pi acting as a VPN router based on specific local routes for a LAN to LAN setup along with the ability to switch all traffic to use the VPN tunnel or specific destination CIDR's.

I had my connection setup the same as above prior to purchasing the AC87U as you can do all that via the Merlin web interface and have multiple OpenVPN clients so you can switch which tunnels you want to route traffic to.
Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 15-Jan-18 10:19:38
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Re: ISP Routers That Supports VPN - Help


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
When you say HH5a runs a VPN fine what do you mean?

i.e. router has ability to act as a VPN server?
router has ability to tunnel all traffic over a VPN to a remote VPN service?
router does not interfere with VPN sessions created on a device on the LAN to some external end point?


Sorry for the late response. I have a HH5A which has been modified to LEDE. The router now has 8GB of ram and 4GB of space (I think will have to check). I can download apps via command line so I got openvpn that way and I use My Private network as the VPN provider

Edited by 23Prince (Mon 15-Jan-18 10:21:43)

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