VPN problem, unable to access router

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andoors2011
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VPN problem, unable to access router

Post by andoors2011 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:11 am

Hi,

i'm kinda new to the OpenVPN thing, currently i have a dynamic DNS with No-ip and everything is set to vpn from my R8000 router. the problem i'm having is that when i use OpenVpn from my workplace or school or any other network other than my home's:

1- it doesn't allow me to connect to my router even though it's connected.
2- can't get any internet access through the vpn.
3- doesn't allow me to remote control

I've all ports forwarded and everything should be fine, i've done a lot of research on the internet but couldn't find anything

Please have a look at my config file and let me know what i can do

Thanks



here's my config

client
dev tap
proto tcp
dev-node NETGEAR-VPN
remote (MyHostName) xxxxx
resolv-retry infinite
nobind
persist-key
persist-tun
ca ca.crt
cert client.crt
key client.key
cipher AES-128-CBC
comp-lzo
verb 5

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TinCanTech
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Re: VPN problem, unable to access router

Post by TinCanTech » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:11 pm

Check your server logs for connection attempts ..

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Re: VPN problem, unable to access router

Post by BenHar » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:56 pm

Checking your server logs will help you in identifying connection attempts. I totally agree with @TinCanTech

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Re: VPN problem, unable to access router

Post by andoors2011 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:46 am

can you please clarify what's the server logs, i'm using the Client to getaway option, i don't have a server it's just an R8000 router that i got the config and everything from ?

One more thing, i'm actually able to connect and it shows green when connected, i was also able to redirect my getaway my home but still doesn't allow internet access or remote control to any of my home devices. It's connected but not actually connected.

Thanks

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Re: VPN problem, unable to access router

Post by TinCanTech » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:54 pm

andoors2011 wrote:can you please clarify what's the server logs
See --log & --verb in The Manual v24x
andoors2011 wrote:i'm actually able to connect and it shows green when connected, i was also able to redirect my getaway my home but still doesn't allow internet access or remote control to any of my home devices
Please see: Also,please see:
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andoors2011
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Re: VPN problem, unable to access router

Post by andoors2011 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:36 pm

Thanks,

Just to understand something, do i need a server (pc acting as server)? i haven't seen any instructions about setting a server over netgear website? all i need to do is just connect to my home network.

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Re: VPN problem, unable to access router

Post by TinCanTech » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:41 pm

andoors2011 wrote:do i need a server
Yes
andoors2011 wrote:i don't have a server it's just an R8000 router that i got the config and everything from ?
Does the router use openvpn at all ?

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Re: VPN problem, unable to access router

Post by andoors2011 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:45 pm

yes, Netgear r8000 has a vpn service that only runs through openvpn. all i had to do is download the app and download the config file of my router's configurations.

Thanks,

Can you please post steps on setting both server and client, i mean if i have 2 computers one will act as server and the other as client should the server has server config file and the other has the client config file? should they both be running at the same time with OPENvpn on for both? can't i just use the router as a server or use the Client-to-gateaway service?

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