I have Vodafone FTTC broadband, and as such I am locked into using there VDSL router, as they will not support other routers, or give out information to configure a third part device. There router will not allow for the setting up of a VPN connection which i want to do so all my traffic is directed through my VPN service.
I read about the idea of using second router to manage all my traffic, and direct it through my VPN, and only using the Vodaphone router as a glorified modem.
Today I purchased a Linksys WRT1900ASC router. I flashed DD-WRT onto it, which would allow me to configure the router to connect to my VPN service.
I have disabled the firewall, and wifi on the vodafone router, and then connected the Ethernet to the WAN port on the Linksys. In the linksys the only way I could get a connection to the internet was to disable DHCP, set the WAN port to a switch, and ensured the home IP addresses of the two router were different (192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2)
I configured the open VPN following the instructions on the cyberghost page for DD-WRT, but I still connect to the VPN and my IP address doesn't change. It reports and error of not being able to resolve the address of the cyberghost server. However I can see the linksys is assigning IP addresses to devices connected to it, so somethings are working correctly.
I have reached the limit of my knowledge on this, but I am convinced with the right configuration of both routers I can, well you can, make this work as desired.
Thanks for any help or pointers in the right direction