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setting up open-vpn R7800

Discussion in 'NETGEAR AC Wireless' started by joeri1594, Jan 11, 2019.

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  1. joeri1594

    joeri1594 New Around Here

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    dear people

    yesterday i recieved my nighthawk R7800 an flashed it with voxel's firmware.
    one ofe the main reasons to flash was using scrips and setup open vpn.
    now my router is up and running but i cant connect ot my usb (ext4). it says permissions deniend.
    i is also not so clear how i have to install en setup openvpn.
    could u please help me?
    i have already telnet working but due the usb problems cant setup SSH
     
  2. kamoj

    kamoj Senior Member

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    You don't need ssh to install the OpenVPN client.
    You don't need ext4 formatting either, FAT eg is just fine.

    Have you formatted the usb device from the R7800 telnet prompt?

    What brand, type and size is your usb device?

    You can install this add-on to get info about usb devices and OpenVPN:
    https://www.snbforums.com/threads/k...800-x4s-and-r9000-x10-temperatures-a-o.49907/

    Some more help about vpn:
    https://www.snbforums.com/threads/k...ar-r7800-x4s-and-r9000-x10.48965/#post-435256

     
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    joeri1594 New Around Here

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    I havent formated The usb using telnet, How does that work?
    Brand and type are unknow and its an 2gb usb.
    I have several usb sticks if iT matters.

    Thanks for your respond !



     
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  4. joeri1594

    joeri1594 New Around Here

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    So I installed your ADD-on an iT works !
    My usb is formated as an ext3 in port 1.
    I also read The tread about VPN.
    I dont pay for Amy service or somthing. I just want my router werking as an tunnel for my mobile Phone or laptop etc. Is that also possible ?
     
  5. kamoj

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    Your usb might be ext4, because i recently discovered another Netgear/stock bug in detection of file system. I have a workaround for that in next add-on release.

    Not sure what you are up to, but i guess you want to use the OpenVPN SERVER function of the router.

    To do this you can use the search function in this forum!

    I would personally recommend you to read the excellent guide written by randytsuch at:
    https://sites.google.com/view/netgearr7800/home
    Its not up to date but very informative and usable for you!

    See his/her postings and click the "like" button if you like it, eg:
    https://www.snbforums.com/threads/c...r-r7800-v-1-0-2-60sf.48805/page-3#post-431534
    https://www.snbforums.com/threads/c...r-r7800-v-1-0-2-60sf.48805/page-2#post-430892

    To format ext4 from telnet prompt:
    mkfs.ext4 -L optware -O ^metadata_csum /dev/sda1
    ( https://www.snbforums.com/threads/c...r-r7800-v-1-0-2-60sf.48805/page-5#post-433947 )

     
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    joeri1594 New Around Here

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    So last night I worked and searched my ass of and for now everything works fine !

    My router is a VPN server to tunnel my internet.
    Next step is buying Pia and instal iT as an cliënt.
    Also still figuring out How to instal entware to load Some adblocker scripts
    Thanks for The help and info @kamoj

     
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