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Thread: VPN setup on Netgear Nighthawk router

  1. #1
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    May 2007

    VPN setup on Netgear Nighthawk router

    I just moved to a new location and my ISP (Mediacom) does not support VPN. So I got a new router a Netgear Nighthawk R7000. The Media tech support "baselined" their modem (ie turned of routing). I have turned on the VPN on the R7000 and still get the "The VPN connection disconnected because the VPN service stopped".

    I have installed openvpn "sudo apt-get install openvpn" and "sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn"

    I downloaded the config files from netgear and put them in /home/{user}/vpn folder.
    ca.crt, client.crt, client.key, and client2.conf

    The site I was following said to copy the OpenVPN configuration file (e.g. vpn1234B_1.ovpn) to the installation directory. There is no .ovpn file and I can't find one anywhere. The onlything in the /etc/openvpn directory is update-resolv-con.

    I'm trying to connect to my work computer from home. If I use my cell phone as a hotspot it works fine so I know my settings are correct.

    I tried portforwarding 1173 and nothing.

    I am on 16.04.

    Any help would be appreciated.


  2. #2
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    Nov 2019

    Re: VPN setup on Netgear Nighthawk router

    I would advise reset router settings. If connection not working, perhaps just try to install another VPN. Or read this article about
    Last edited by pawelmatias22; 1 Week Ago at 09:00 PM.

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