How to use OpenVPN to access your home network through the Wi-Fi Routers (new logo)?

Configuration Guide
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In the OpenVPN connection, the home network can act as a server, and the remote device can access the server through the router which acts as an OpenVPN Server gateway. To use the VPN feature, you should enable OpenVPN Server on your router, and install and run VPN client software on the remote device. Please follow the steps below to set up an OpenVPN connection.

Case 1: Only one router in the home network map

Step1. Set up OpenVPN Server on Your Router

1. Log in to the web-based interface of the router. If you don’t know how to do that, please refer to

a. How to log in to the web-based interface of Wi-Fi Routers (new logo)?

b. How to log in to the web-based interface of Wi-Fi Routers (new logo)?

2. Go to Advanced > VPN Server > OpenVPN, and select Enable VPN Server.

Note:

• Before you enable VPN Server, we recommend you configure Dynamic DNS Service (recommended) or assign a static IP address for router’s WAN port and synchronize your System Time with internet.

• The first time you configure the OpenVPN Server, you may need to Generate a certificate before you enable the VPN Server.

3. Select the Service Type (communication protocol) for OpenVPN Server: UDP, TCP.

4. Enter a VPN Service Port to which a VPN device connects, and the port number should be between 1024 and 65535.

5. In the VPN Subnet/Netmask fields, enter the range of IP addresses that can be leased to the device by the OpenVPN server.

6. Select your Client Access type. Select Home Network Only if you only want the remote device to access your home network; select Internet and Home Network if you also want the remote device to access internet through the VPN Server.

7. Click Save.

8. Click Generate to get a new certificate.

Note:

If you have already generated one, please skip this step, or click Generate to update the certificate.

9. Click Export to save the OpenVPN configuration file which will be used by the remote device to access your router.

Step 2. Configure OpenVPN Connection on Your Remote Device

1. Visit http://openvpn.net/index.php/download/community-downloads.html to download the OpenVPN software, and install it on your device where you want to run the OpenVPN client utility.

Note:

You need to install the OpenVPN client utility on each device that you plan to apply the VPN function to access your router. Mobile devices should download a third-party app from Google Play or Apple App Store.

2. After the installation, copy the file exported from your router to the OpenVPN client utility’s “config” folder (for example, C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config on Windows). The path depends on where the OpenVPN client utility is installed.

3. Run the OpenVPN client utility and connect it to OpenVPN Server.

 

Case 2: Two or more routers in the home network map

 

Step1. Set up OpenVPN Server on Your Router

1. Log in to the web-based interface of the router. If you don’t know how to do that, please refer to

a. How to log in to the web-based interface of Wi-Fi Routers (new logo)?

b. How to log in to the web-based interface of Wi-Fi Routers (new logo)?

2. Go to Advanced > VPN Server > OpenVPN, and select Enable VPN Server.

Note:

• Before you enable VPN Server, we recommend you configure Dynamic DNS Service (recommended) or assign a static IP address for router’s WAN port and synchronize your System Time with internet.

• The first time you configure the OpenVPN Server, you may need to Generate a certificate before you enable the VPN Server.

3. Select the Service Type (communication protocol) for OpenVPN Server: UDP, TCP.

4. Enter a VPN Service Port to which a VPN device connects, and the port number should be between 1024 and 65535. Please write down the Service Port. 

5. In the VPN Subnet/Netmask fields, enter the range of IP addresses that can be leased to the device by the OpenVPN server.

6. Select your Client Access type. Select Home Network Only if you only want the remote device to access your home network; select Internet and Home Network if you also want the remote device to access internet through the VPN Server.

7. Click Save.

8. Click Generate to get a new certificate.

Note:

If you have already generated one, please skip this step, or click Generate to update the certificate.

9. Click Export to save the OpenVPN configuration file which will be used by the remote device to access your router.

10. Set up Virtual Server/Port Forwarding for Router 2 on Modem Router/Router 1, please refer to

Port forwarding: how to set up virtual server on TP-Link Wi-Fi Routers (tp-link.com)

Note:

  1. Please make sure the Internal Port is the same as the VPN Service Port you wrote down before.
  2. Enter and write down the External Port.

11. Go to the Management Interface of the Modem Router/Router1, and write down the WAN IP address.

12. Right-Click the OpenVPN configuration file, open it with the Notepad.

Please modify following two characters:

  1.  Modify the remote address to the WAN IP address of the Modem Router/Router1 you wrote down in Step 11.
  2. Modify the Port number to External Port you set for the Router2 in Step 10.

13.Save the OpenVPN configuration file.

 

Step 2. Configure OpenVPN Connection on Your Remote Device

1. Visit http://openvpn.net/index.php/download/community-downloads.html to download the OpenVPN software, and install it on your device where you want to run the OpenVPN client utility.

Note:

You need to install the OpenVPN client utility on each device that you plan to apply the VPN function to access your router. Mobile devices should download a third-party app from Google Play or Apple App Store.

2. After the installation, copy the file exported from your router to the OpenVPN client utility’s “config” folder (for example, C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config on Windows). The path depends on where the OpenVPN client utility is installed.

3. Run the OpenVPN client utility and connect it to OpenVPN Server.

 

 

Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.

 

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