Billion 7800N incoming VPN

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pungbricks
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Billion 7800N incoming VPN

Post by pungbricks » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:59 am

I need to find a way of allowing non PPTP based incoming VPN access to my Billion 7800N router. Until recently I have been using an iphone client to connect to the router with PPTP. However Apple have now removed support for PPTP clients in latest version of IOS. I need to continue access via an iphone client, but the Billion 7800N doesn’t appear to offer an alternative compatible protocol e.g. L2TP/IPsec.
Can anyone offer a solution? For example is there a firmware upgrade that I could use on my router which would allow L2TP/IPsec? (My router is running version 1.06h). Or would it be best to buy another router which could offer L2TP/IPsec?

billion_fan
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Re: Billion 7800N incoming VPN

Post by billion_fan » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:38 am

The 7800N will only support PPTP now, the product was discontinued a while back, and hence there will be no feature updates.

As Apple have stopped supporting PPTP, the only option you have now are the following

1. Use a third party app to make a VPN connection
2. Upgrade the 7800N, to a router that supports L2TP/IPsec etc

Our Bipac 8900 series, and Bipac 7800DX/VDOX support L2TP/IPsec

pungbricks
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Re: Billion 7800N incoming VPN

Post by pungbricks » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:49 pm

thanks, seems I need a new router!

dave_j
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Re: Billion 7800N incoming VPN

Post by dave_j » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:03 pm

A cheaper option might be to put a raspberry pi behind your router and install OpenVPN on it.

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