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OpenVPN question

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by Revelstone77, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Revelstone77

    Revelstone77 Regular Contributor

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    If I have a machine configured to use the OpenVPN client in Merlin's firmware, does the firewall still protect me, or does the tunnel bypass all protection?
     
  2. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    A tunnel is an opening through a firewall.
     
  3. Revelstone77

    Revelstone77 Regular Contributor

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    Thanks, that makes sense. Since the tunnel is initiated at the router, would the windows firewall still offer protection, at least as much as it normally would?
     
  4. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Depends on how your tunnel is set up. If it's NATed, then by default that subnet would be blocked by the Windows firewall.