Support for Linux clients and OPENVPN on R7000 or any other Netgear router
Althought the R7000 router has support for MAC and Windows clients when using the Netgear R7000 OPENVPN built-in server, it does not support Linux as a client. See the following link:
Currently I am running the latest "supported" firmware version: V184.108.40.206_1.1.67 as of Nov 10 2015
There is a great number of Linux users and not being able to take advantage of the OPENVPN server in the Router seems to be a big limitation/oversight. I personally purchased this router because of the fat that it had a built in OENVPN server, so that I could connect my Android and Linux devices to my network. As I discovered after purchasing the router neither of these platforms are supported. It seems that IOS and Android support is coming, but no plans to implement Linux.
It may be possible to manually configure a Linux client if Netgear would publish how OPENVPN is implemented. I understand that this would not be "supported" by Netgear, but for those of us who have some technical skill we could possibly implement it and make it work for our needs.
Providing information such as and not limited to the following would be very useful since OPENVPN is open source software:
- Tunnel Device (TUN/TAP)
- Protocol UDP/TCP)
- Port number (1194 -> official port, or another port defined by Netgear)
- Encryption cipher (None, blowfish, AES-512/256/192/128 CBC, etc....)
- Hash algorithm (SHA1/256/512,MD4/5,none, etc....)
- TLS Cipher (none, AES-128/256 SHA, etc...)
- LZO Compression (Adaptive, yes/No, none)
- Authority/ Password usage
- TLS Auth Key usage ?
- PKCS12 Key usage?
- Static Key usage?
- ns-cert-type server ?
- Is access limited to the local network, to access the internet only, or to both local and internet?
This post is essentially to ask for Netgear to provide the following:
- Implement a Linux client file and instructions on how to implement it for the various distributions of Linux.
- Provide comprehensive documentation on how OPENVPN is implemented in the R7000 router or any other router that has an OPENVPN server built-in.
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