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VPN router advice needed


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#1 i3lade4life

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:18 AM

I am trying to set up a VPN router to run my Smart TV's through. I am currently on Plusnet Fibre optic and I have bought a TP-Link WR-740N for my VPN. I have run an ethernet from my Openreach modem to my TP through the WAN links. But the new router does not recognise any WAN. 
Please help out a clueless fella with a fix for this(hopefully in lamens terms too)



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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 01:13 PM

Perhaps you can explain a bit more about this vpn you want to setup?  I imagine you want to get around country TV restrictions by using a vpn.  Do you understand that you need to subscribe to a vpn service in the target country to do this?

 

Your router only supports vpn passthrough which is not the same as actually having a vpn capable router.  This may be a problem for you as a vpn passthrough requires a vpn client and its not likely you can load that client on your tv.

 

That aside lets see what your router is up to.  Please do the following:

1. connect a pc/laptop directly to the modem.  Post the results of a ipconfig /all via a command prompt

2. connect a pc/laptop directly to the lan side of the router. Post the results of a ipconfig /all via a command prompt

 

I suspect you may have a ip addressing issue which is why it appears to not be working

 

ps your manual

http://static.tp-link.com/res/down/doc/TL-WR741ND_V5_UG.pdf






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