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ASUS RT AC87U as VPN Client not updating WAN IP?

Discussion in 'ASUS Wireless' started by ninjada, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. ninjada

    ninjada New Around Here

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    After updating to the latest firmware and setting things up as I normally do, I've noticed the WAN IP is not updating to my VPN IP in the ASUS admin? I've also installed amtm, with diversion, dns-crypt and skynet, but I don't think they've changed anything, but its how I've noticed as I was looking at the skynet logs show all the incoming blocks happening, are hitting my actual ISP IP address, not the VPN IP.

    Am I mistaken and this is normal, or when my router's connected to my VPN service as a client, its supposed to take over as the router's WAN IP address and should only be responding via the VPN IP? ....this is what I've previously assumed as taking place and my reasoning for the setup, and nothings changed with my vpn/router config, other than latest firmware and installing some amtm tools as I mentioned. Previously the WAN IP would change at least in the asus control panel to that of my VPN...
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
  2. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    A VPN won't change your router's WAN IP. That's the IP on the WAN interface, which is independent from the VPN tunnel interface.