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    Custom firmware build for R7800 v. 1.0.2.30SF

    Hi Voxel, just dropped by and glad to see that you've updated to the latest Netgear firmware version. I have also now loaded it over the older v1.0.2.24sf firmware and up and running on v1.0.2.30sf now. So far looking good, no problems after installing without resetting nor wiping...
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    Custom firmware build for R7800 v. 1.0.2.23SF & v. 1.0.2.24SF

    Okay, sounds good. Your customized firmware is working solid for me now. I don't use all the extra fancy stuff like traffic metering, QOS or anything, so I can't speak to that area. But for my basic reliability internet and LAN connections use, it is solid. I also like that I can just load...
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    Custom firmware build for R7800 v. 1.0.2.23SF & v. 1.0.2.24SF

    Voxel, okay, I loaded the new 24SF firmware tonight and it is working just fine now. Netgear openvpn is working again with its own certificate keys. I see now in their script that there is a re-generate CA, keys and certificates routine that I suppose will make each Netgear router CA unique. But...
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    Custom firmware build for R7800 v. 1.0.2.23SF & v. 1.0.2.24SF

    Okay, better safe than sorry. :-) I'm not sure how exactly that Netgear CA is generated or working for sure but it looks like the CA file is hard coded in their firmware and if so, it will be exactly the same CA for everybody who uses it. No? Anyway, I hope you are right on that. Regardless...
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    Custom firmware build for R7800 v. 1.0.2.23SF & v. 1.0.2.24SF

    Okay Voxel, I will load your new 24SF probably tonight when I can get some down time. I am still worried about Netgear not fixing their terrible openvpn certificate and key generation though. From what I can see in their firmware implementation, they have the certificates and keys all embedded...
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    Custom firmware build for R7800 v. 1.0.2.23SF & v. 1.0.2.24SF

    Okay Voxel. I just remembered that I had returned a R7000 router a couple of years ago because of Netgear's poor openvpn implementation which does not allow users to generate their own unique certificates and keys. A very huge and serious security exposure. I hope the updated openvpn mods you...
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    Custom firmware build for R7800 v. 1.0.2.23SF & v. 1.0.2.24SF

    The port should be open as I am getting log entries of the Android client attempting to connect. Question for the client.ovpn file... Does # character comment out the line or does the ; character comment out the line? or both can comment out lines? I tried commenting it out with # character but...
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    Custom firmware build for R7800 v. 1.0.2.23SF & v. 1.0.2.24SF

    [email protected]:/etc/openvpn/config$ cat client.ovpn client dev tap proto udp dev-node NETGEAR-VPN remote <myWANipaddress> 12974 resolv-retry infinite nobind persist-key persist-tun ca ca.crt cert client.crt key client.key cipher AES-128-CBC comp-lzo ;compress lz4-v2 verb 0 sndbuf 393216 rcvbuf...
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    Custom firmware build for R7800 v. 1.0.2.23SF & v. 1.0.2.24SF

    Hi, yes, I saw that in the openvpn script... I had just tried to copy over all the files to the /etc/openvpn/config directory and restarted openvpn. It says it succeeded now but there is still a log message that says it " Could not determine IPv4/IPv6 protocol. Using AF_INET6". I re-downloaded...
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    Custom firmware build for R7800 v. 1.0.2.23SF & v. 1.0.2.24SF

    I am using the keys that are generated by the firmware. The android apps are using TUN UDP. I transfer the client smartphone.ovpn file to my Android phone and import it into the OpenVPN client app(s). But apps get failure to connect (some error messages say no TLS session found or something)...
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    Custom firmware build for R7800 v. 1.0.2.23SF & v. 1.0.2.24SF

    Okay Voxel, I've loaded your new 23SF firmware over my original Netgear R7800 firmware and it started working fine for the most part. It's been running for a couple of days with my original configuration. All the major functions I use are working solid and fine. Just one area I need to ask you...
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    Custom firmware build for R7800 v. 1.0.2.22SF

    Okay, that's great! I will install this as soon as I can take my network down sometime this week or weekend. Thank You!
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    Custom firmware build for R7800 v. 1.0.2.22SF

    :-) Great to hear. Let me know when you have the new build with that fix in place ready. I am going to wait for you to release it and then I will install it on my R7800 to test try it all out. Thanks!
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    VPN - can you trust your Android VPN client?

    Since I recently loaded openVPN app on my cell phone I too had (as always) in the back of my mind the question of whether or not these apps had any spyware or viruses embedded in them. I chose the openVPN app and when first executed, it did pop up a screen with settings prompting you to either...
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    Need Help - Bricked My R7800

    These reports scare me now. I hope this does not happen to my new R7800. ! Maybe there really is a hardware design flaw in these routers and that's why I am seeing them go on sale for lowered prices recently. Makes me wonder now. I hope these are not lemons waiting to fail one day. Otherwise...
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