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#1 JimmyJam019

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 10:34 PM

Hi guys,

I have two netgear nighthawk r7000 routers on my network. Router #1 runs stock firmware. Router #2 is ddwrt and running openvpn. I can connect to router #2 from any device wirelessly and be on the vpn. Also, any device that is hardwired from router #2 will be on the vpn. Both of these routers are communicating well and I don't have any issues. The problem I have is that the only way to connect to the vpn network on some devices is to wirelessly connect even though these devices carry a hardwire connection. I have to disconnect from the hardwire connection and connect wirelessly to get on the vpn. I don't like this because on some devices I need a hardwire connection and lose speed. How can I fix this?
 
 

 



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 11:47 AM

look for a setting in router 2 that "partitions" or "isolates" the wired from the wireless



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 12:02 PM

look for a setting in router 2 that "partitions" or "isolates" the wired from the wireless


Where would I find this in ddwrt?

Edited by JimmyJam019, 27 November 2016 - 12:03 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2016 - 12:07 PM

This article describes isolating wireless clients from other wireless clients. This article describes putting LAN and WLAN on different subnets.



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 01:02 PM

What I am referring to is a actual setting inside the router.

 

"Wireless Isolation, sometimes called client isolation, is a setting on a wireless router. When this setting is enabled it prevents a computer that is connected to the network by a wireless connection from accessing computers and resources that are connected to the network by a wired connection."

 

In the nighthawk I believe they call it "ap isolation".  Bring up the dd-wrt documentation for your version and do a search on "isolation".



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 01:45 PM

I don't think I'm explaining my problem correctly. I want to be able to connect to my vpn on any hardwired device, whether it be on router 1 or router 2 without having to disconnect the hardwire connection and connect wirelessly. If the device is hardwired it automatically keeps me on my local network.

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 03:59 PM

"whether it be on router 1 or router 2"

 

but you have only configured router 2 to have open vpn so this statement isn't making much sense.  If you want all devices to use the vpn [and we still don't have a clue as to why router 2 only does the vpn is wireless and not wired - hence the "isolation" of the two interfaces] then you need to configure the wan port of router 1 to use openvpn.

 

by chance did you configure openvpn on the clients?  I am beginning to wonder if this is what you did then openvpn is bound to the wifi interface and not the wired interface






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