Hello fellow OpenWrt'ers... I have dabbled in the software a few times in the past and eventually give up and go back to stock firmware. I am really hoping someone can assist me in changing that because I love the ability to control my devices and software, the way they SHOULD run, and not the way the ISPs want them to run.
That being said, I have a couple Linksys RE6500's around the place and saw that I could install OpenWrt on it, and then be able to install OpenVPN on it afterwards. That is the goal at least. I actually use TorGuard VPN but I believe they have a config file created for OpenVPN or equivalent. That's a bridge I will cross, as soon as I can get my connectivity working however.
Would someone be so kind as to provide instructions on how to configure my RE6500 now that I have OpenWrt installed? I can't seem to figure it out and every where I look, it talks about OpenWrt configurations that are on routers. This unit is an extender/switch. The ethernet ports are all LANs. There is no WAN port.
I would assume (and I tried for 3 hours now) that I need to create a VLAN connection some way so that one LAN port (let's say port 1) would act as a WAN which I would connect to my main router, and then the remaining 3 LANs could be used as designed, in addition to the WLANs 2.4 and 5GHz being able to route through the VPN.
Sorry for such a long winded explanation but I only have a little bit of hair left that I haven't yet pulled out and would like to keep it if I can. So please, I am begging for someone to show mercy and help me with the basic instructions to get my internet connectivity working. Then I can figure out how to install and configure my VPN.
Thank you in advance for the consideration!