Looking for some guidance/suggestions for how to do connect with a computer from abroad but any connections will look like they are coming from home network.
And this without installing any software on the computer, something like:
Computer with wifi connected to;
"Hardware Router" connected with either cable or wifi connection to Broadband or Hotel Wifi.
Hardware router connects with OpenVPN client to OpenVPN server at home.
All traffic from computer is going thru the OpenVPN tunnel.
I can look up the details but just looking for suggestions if anyone has done this ...
You’ve basically described it already. Your home router will be one endpoint for your vpn, and you can get a travel router to bring with you on the road. I do this myself with openwrt routers on both sides and it works quite well.
I have both OpenVPN and wireguard installed to give me options, but wireguard is much higher performance and thus recommended when possible.
Yup. It is often called a road-warrior VPN setup. It's not hard to setup in general.
One thing that is required is a home internet connection with a public IP address and the ability to connect from outside. If you have a connection that doesn't provide at least a public IPv4 and/or a proper IPv6 address, you won't be able to make it work without an intermediary such as a VPS to which both sides connect.
I ended up with installing freshtomato .
It was quite straightforward to install with asus firmware utility and then with The web gui set either The 2.4 Ghz or The 5 Ghz adapter as wan wifi adapter and then enable open vpn client to connect with my asus wrt merlin box at home plus configure to pass all internet traffic thru vpn ...