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  1. stagger321

    BBC and Sky news pages no longer viewable via PIA VPN

    Hi there, I have had PrivateInternetAccess configured on my RT-AC86U (Merlin f/w) for a year or so now - no issues - connected to a London PIA server A while ago iplayer stopped working, which was annoying - but not the end of the world. What is more annoying a couple of weeks ago BBC and Sky...
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    RT-AC86U - Really stupid newbie type question about HTTPS, certificates etc

    OK chaps - I'll bow to the inevitable and factory reset. upgrade etc etc I was hoping not to do that simply because setting up my VPN client was a real pig, as was configuring the Asus to take a valid connection from my ISP's sh*tty router (running in Bridge mode). But hey-ho, safety first. I've...
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    RT-AC86U - Really stupid newbie type question about HTTPS, certificates etc

    Hiya, Running the latest Merlin Firmware. A while back I setup with DDNS - free Certificate from 'Let's Encrypt' via the router GUI. So I have that Free certificate. Also via my Android ASUS GUI app I enabled the Remote access from WAN, and was happily accessing router both inside the house and...
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    Basic backing settings/configs question - RT-AC86U

    Hi, I an running Merlin 384.8_2, and periodically backup the setup of my RT-AC86U. There is saving the settings, and saving the JFFS partitions. I do both. I also note a checkbox "Transfer ASUS DDNS name". What is the effect of this checkbox, does the checking this box add something to the...
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    RT-AC86U - VPN company have advised switching to Merlin - advice pls.

    Hi all, OK, its working. Many thanks to Netbug. The setup that Netbug posted above has now worked for me with two UK based VPN server setups . I've now verified this with specific clients on my network, and speed wise its pretty damn quick - so I am happy. It seems there are subtleties in...
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    RT-AC86U - VPN company have advised switching to Merlin - advice pls.

    Thanks Netbug. From what you've posted it looks very similar to my setup. There may be the odd subtle difference which I will clarify when I get back on the router this evening, but I do seem to get a valid connection i.e I get the "Connected (Local : XXXX, Public YYYY)" status, but no internet...
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    RT-AC86U - VPN company have advised switching to Merlin - advice pls.

    Hi hifiwifi. Not sure what you mean - Did I add VPN clients to the ASUS setup?? or local clients (phones, tablets etc) to my network?? The answer to both is yes. I have been using PIA for about 3 years now, via Windows PC OpenVPN client install, and via a painful Raspberry Pi OpenVPN build, so I...
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    RT-AC86U - VPN company have advised switching to Merlin - advice pls.

    Hi RMerlin. Tried that mate - no joy. :( The VPN Status page is giving me a local and public IP, but I lose all internet on my clients.
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    RT-AC86U - VPN company have advised switching to Merlin - advice pls.

    Hi Guys, I'd already tried the instructions in the first link. When that didn't work I opened the PIA support ticket, because whatever I set did not work. This included importing via a .ovpn file (and tweaking) or manually typing in. The PIA admin I am in correspondence with has suggested a few...
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    RT-AC86U - VPN company have advised switching to Merlin - advice pls.

    Well, I have Merlin 384.7 installed, and configured. As you all say - easy-peasy. I wish setting up PIA VPN client was? Anyone here using this for OpenVPN client connection?? Config for Merlin is far more complex that for ASUSWRT, but have had the same level of success - i.e none. It says its...
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    RT-AC86U - VPN company have advised switching to Merlin - advice pls.

    HI there. I have a RT-AC86U that I have been running stock ASUSWRT for a couple of weeks now. But I've been having issues getting OpenVPN client to work - it says is connected, but I lose all internet. After a number of email ping-pong with the VPN provider I have had the following response...
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    Connection issues to Talktalk ISP's router set in Bridge mode

    Lo again. Question about the IPTV settings for the RT-AC86U. I have the Talktalk router (in Bridge mode) LAN1 connected to the WAN port on the ASUS, and web stuff working OK. But my TT Youview box is temperamental when streaming Sky channels. Talktalk say I have to set a 3rd part router thus...
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    Connection issues to Talktalk ISP's router set in Bridge mode

    VPN client is not working. Using PIA and after following their ASUSWRT instructions here: PIA ASUSWRT instructions, I still can't get it to work. Have been using PIA for a couple of years, with client based PIA installs on Windows PCs and RasperryPi. So I am used to using it. I follow the...
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