How to Configure TP-Link Omada Gateway as OpenVPN Client

Configuration Guide
Updated 04-14-2023 06:11:44 AM 45829
This Article Applies to: 

Note:

ER7206 with firmware 1.2.3 Build 20221104 or above, and ER605 V2 with firmware 2.1.1 Build 20230115 or above support certificate + account. ER605 V1 only supports certificate.

Application scenario

Take the following topology as an example, we will configure Router A as OpenVPN Client to connect the OpenVPN Server (Router B).

Case 1. How to configure Omada gateway as OpenVPN client on controller mode

Step 1. Export Open VPN configuration file including username and password on Router B.

Step 2. Import the file to Router A.

Go to Settings > VPN and click + Create New VPN Policy.

Name: tplink

Status: Enabled

Purpose: Client to Site VPN

VPN type: VPN Client-OpenVPN

Mode: Certificate+Account

Username: admin

Password: 12345678

Remote Server: 172.30.30.198

Local Network type: Network.

Click Import to upload the OpenVPN file that ends in .ovpn generated by the OpenVPN server.

Note: Local network is used to specify the subnet of the VPN client to access VPN.

Step 3. Verify the connectivity of the OpenVPN tunnel

Go to Insights-->VPN status-->PPTP/L2TP/OpenVPN Client

Note: If there’s a tunnel, VPN has been established successfully.

Case 2. How to configure Omada gateway as OpenVPN client on standalone mode

Step 1. Export OpenVPN configuration file on Router A, including username and password.

Step 2. Import the file to Router B.

Go to VPN-->OpenVPN--> to click Add to create a new VPN policy.

Client Name: tplink

Mode: CA+PWD

Username: admin

Password: 12345678

Service Port: 1194

Remote Server: 172.30.30.198

Local Network: 192.168.2.1

Click browse to upload the OpenVPN file that ends in .ovpn generated by the OpenVPN server, and click import.

Note: Local network is used to specify the subnet of the VPN client to access VPN.

Step 3. Verify the connectivity of the OpenVPN Tunnel

Go to VPN-->OpenVPN-->OpenVPN Tunnel

Note: If there’s a tunnel, VPN has been established successfully.

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