Got access just fine and I can connect perfectly via the Wireless interface, that works great.
Logged in via SSH to install OpenVPN and when I try to do opkg update I get an error saying
Failed to establish connection
When I try to ping anything, I get an error "bad address"
I've tried editing the config for the LAN to include my IPv4 gateway and that hasn't helped.
Again, no problem when connected via Wireless, just when I'm connecting to the device via SSH
The system I have set up is that the router was previously connected as an unmanaged switch to my ISP's modem, so it's entirely possible I just don't know enough to have properly adjusted the settings.
I know I've likely not provided enough information, so please feel free to rake me over the coals with this and tell me what I'm missing.
Assuming you have a somewhat typical setup, make sure you have you're gateway and DNS settings under your lan connection set to your internet wan IP address. Go to "network", "interfaces", and "edit" for your "lan". In my case, my OpenWRT is acting as a dumb AP and it is set to 192.168.1.2, while my internet connection is set to 192.168.1.1 You should be able to use this address for your gateway and custom DNS server settings.
Yeah. So I guess pushing my router IP under gateway wasn’t enough.
Specified it as my DNS (18.104.22.168/22.214.171.124 weren’t working) and bam, working now!
While I’ve got you awesome people here, I installed OpenVPN via opkg, I presume if I restart the router it will be available in the menu options there?
What I’m wanting to do is turn this AP into a VPN router so I can get access to geo restricted content. I would be connecting to my vpn (Nord) in order to access this, but I’m hoping I can access it via the router admin page, I installed open VPN via opkg install OpenVPN, I’m in the process of rebooting the router now
** okay, so I am stupid. I think I have it figured out. Need to sleep and follow the instructions from Nord about setting it up. Wew. That was a journey.
Well, normally you shouldn't need to specify DNS, as the router should get what's supplied by ISP (unless of course you want to use a specific DNS). Putting DNS is a work around, but you may wish to look into why it's not working.
Thanks so much for all the help, I think I'm getting there, connection is working perfectly now but I'm struggling to get NordVPN up and connected properly. I don't get any errors, but I also can't connect to the VPN when I connect via wireless (it shows my ISP assigned IP address)
I made a new post to keep things properly organized here:
I'd love any help or advice if you have any. Thanks SO much in advance. Hands down one of the most responsive tech forums I've submitted questions to.