1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
Dismiss Notice

Welcome To SNBForums

SNBForums is a community for anyone who wants to learn about or discuss the latest in wireless routers, network storage and the ins and outs of building and maintaining a small network.

If you'd like to post a question, simply register and have at it!

While you're at it, please check out SmallNetBuilder for product reviews and our famous Router Charts, Ranker and plenty more!

Lost WAN admin access when VPN went down

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by TJ Patel, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. TJ Patel

    TJ Patel New Around Here

    Mar 23, 2019
    I use an Asus RT-AC86U and have a VPN configured with kill switch enabled. A few weeks ago, the VPN server the router was connected to had connectivity issues. As expected, the clients on the LAN lost internet connection. But not expected, I was unable to remote into the router's admin page via WAN.

    I had to drive over to the property where I use this device and connect to the LAN. Then the web admin popped right up and I was able to diagnose the VPN connection issue. I switched VPN servers, the router reconnected, and all was good. I was now able to access the admin via WAN again.

    I've already given the router ip access to the WAN directly, so wasn't expecting it to be unaccessible when the VPN disconnected. How do I configure the router to ensure I have WAN admin access even if VPN kill switch is active, so I can remote manage the router if this happens again?

    Screenshots of config attached.

    Attached Files: