vpn should not be tied to requiring a dynamic dns service bug
On the phone with support troubleshooting vpn connection timeout from multiple locations, has not worked before. I have my own website and i have an A record through 1and1 pointing to my public ip which rarely changes. I would like to use this in the openvpn config, not some dynamic dns service and not require static ip. Not even using my A record, just exporting the ovpn profile using my public ip and i get "no tls handshake within 60 seconds" message in android and windows openvpn client.
Setup documentation here https://kb.netgear.com/29783/How-do-I-use-VPN-service-on-my-Nighthawk-router-with-my-Android-device states:
- An alternative option is through your router's public Internet address
With the support tech I set up no-ip, had to manually update the A record in no-ip to point to the exact same ip address that is my public ip address and after setting the dynamic dns settings in the router to enabled and using the no-ip service it connected perfectly fine. I've diffed the ovpn profile files that are exported with and without dynamic dns configured in the router and the only difference in the files are the remote line and the difference is the hostname/ip, the certs and everything else are the exact same.
This is a bug, vpn service in the router should not be tied to requiring a dynamic dns service in the config, I can handle that myself or update the config and reimport if the ip changes as the dialogs that pop up in the router config advise - they do not say that dynamic dns service is required. dynamic dns being configured should not be tied to the vpn service being enabled.
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