VPN on 8800NL

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Trafford lad
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VPN on 8800NL

Post by Trafford lad » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:06 am

Hi all,

Ok ive been reliably informed i need to install a VPN on by network so that i can continue to use IPTV services, not having the first idea where to start am looking for reccomendations tips and any advice from other Billion users.

Is it possible i can configer the router so that that in intself acts as a VPN or is it a case of buying one in which case who do you use and ideally best tips for use on fire box.

Thanks all

billion_fan
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Re: VPN on 8800NL

Post by billion_fan » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:34 am

Trafford lad wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:06 am
Hi all,

Ok ive been reliably informed i need to install a VPN on by network so that i can continue to use IPTV services, not having the first idea where to start am looking for reccomendations tips and any advice from other Billion users.

Is it possible i can configer the router so that that in intself acts as a VPN or is it a case of buying one in which case who do you use and ideally best tips for use on fire box.

Thanks all
Our 8800NL does not have a onboard VPN server so you won't be able to setup the VPN tunnel on the device

evansnp
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Re: VPN on 8800NL

Post by evansnp » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:56 am

I've used a couple of methods on my network, both of which were fine. My first VPN was based on a dedicated Raspberry Pi, using the PiVPN implementation of OpenVPN. This worked perfectly for a couple of years, then I bought a Synology NAS, which was capable of hosting OpenVPN too. The Raspberry Pi route is better, as it's easier to modify the configuration to suit your needs, whereas the embedded Synology route is designed to be simple, with limited configuration allowed (unless you are happy SSH'ing into your NAS, and hand modifying config files).

The URL for PiVPN is: http://www.pivpn.io/, just follow the simple instructions, and you'll be up and running in no time :-)

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