Newbie Help! Computer to Home Network Connection?

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user01342
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Newbie Help! Computer to Home Network Connection?

Post by user01342 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:05 am

I am really lost, would really appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction. I have no experience using openvpn other than using vpngate openvpn config files in the past. Here's what I am trying to do:

- Create a private openvpn config file from my home that I can connect to while traveling using the free OpenVPN GUI software.
- If anyone is familiar with vpngate.net, my goal is to essentially use my home network to create a config file that only I have access to, thereby allowing me to use my home IP address even while I am in other locations.

Is the above even possible? Am I able to set up my config file to run through my router or do I have to have a separate computer at home that is constantly running to host it?

Sorry for the stupid questions. I am really ignorant when it comes to this. Thanks in advance for any help.

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TinCanTech
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Re: Newbie Help! Computer to Home Network Connection?

Post by TinCanTech » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:47 pm

user01342 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:05 am
Am I able to set up my config file to run through my router or do I have to have a separate computer at home that is constantly running to host it?
If your router can run openvpn then you can run it there.
user01342 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:05 am
my goal is to essentially use my home network to create a config file that only I have access to, thereby allowing me to use my home IP address even while I am in other locations
Which is the most common usage.

The best place to start is with the Howto.
https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/HOWTO

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