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JV78
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Open VPN

Postby JV78 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:57 am

If I set up my router as a open VPN server, will it still be accessible by devices without VPN software installed?
In other words, can I connect to the router with VPN while someone else is connected in the "normal" way.

Lantis
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Re: Open VPN

Postby Lantis » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:14 am

Yes, although i don't understand the context behind your question.
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JV78
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Re: Open VPN

Postby JV78 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:43 am

Let's say I want to connect my laptop through a VPN but I don't wanna go through the trouble of installing the VPN client on all the devices in my house. With 3 kids + by/girlfriends the number of devices can add up.

ektus
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Re: Open VPN

Postby ektus » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:10 am

I believe VPN is used for accessing the router and your internal network form the outside. It shouldn't disturb access of devices from inside the LAN. I've yet to setup and test myself, though...

ispyisail
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Re: Open VPN

Postby ispyisail » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:09 pm

VPN server


In "server mode" openVPN pokes a hole in your firewall meaning the outside would can get in if you have the right password.

All clients inside your network will have access to the internet as normal.

I suspect you getting confused with "OpenVPN Clients" and "VPN service providers" which can effect all traffic going out of your network.


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