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Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

carll76
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Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

Is the R8000 getting ios vpn ?

 

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29826

 

 

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JamesGL
Master

Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

Hi carll76,

 

I will check on this inquiry and will get back to you for any updates.

 

Message 2 of 17
JamesGL
Master

Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

Hi carll76,

 

OpenVPN client support for iOS and Android will be supported in the future firmware release. But no ETA yet when it will be released.

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carll76
Apprentice

Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

Good to know..

Message 4 of 17
carll76
Apprentice

Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

any news on this ?

Message 5 of 17
JamesGL
Master

Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

Hi carll76,

 

No updates yet when it will be available.

Message 6 of 17
EoinBlacklock
Aspirant

Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

The wait continues! Makes no sense that the R7000 has it while the more expensive R8000 doesn't?

 

Are there any workarounds in the meantime?

 

Eoin

Message 7 of 17
carll76
Apprentice

Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

not that I have found using the stock firmware.  I will never buy a netgear product again.  This unit was the flag ship.. little to no support as far as I can tell....

 

 

 

 

Message 8 of 17
dagandersen
Aspirant

Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

May you please give us owners of R8000 an ETA concerning Open VPN support for IOS?

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
Message 9 of 17
JamesGL
Master

Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

Hi dagandersen,

 

I cannot provide any ETA for now but the feature will be added.

Message 10 of 17
fcmk
Aspirant

Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

Any updates regarding this?

Message 11 of 17
JamesGL
Master

Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

Hi fcmk,

 

No ETA yet for the firmware that will support the OpenVPN for iOS. I will let you know if the firmware is available for release.

 

JamesGL

Community Team

Message 12 of 17
dtkaczyk
Initiate

Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

Hello JamesGL,

 

If there is still no idea of when a stable build will be released for the r8000, could we possibly try a Beta? Alpha? Has Netgear made it to the Beta stage of this upcoming firmware release yet?

 

I understand this is something that may be annoying you as it has been asked over and over for more than 1 year now, but please help us get this feature or at least get us a workaround until it is released. This is one of the reasons I purchased the product to begin with and now have to resort to forwarding ports to the internet which I would rather not do considering I have a VPN capable router!

 

Please let us know ASAP.

 

Thank you!

 

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
Message 13 of 17
JamesGL
Master

Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

HI dtkaczyk,

 

No updates as of this moment as to when it will be available. No beta firmwares as well.

 

JamesGL
Community Team

Message 14 of 17
noel_hk
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Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

Any updates regarding the VPN for iOS?

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
Message 15 of 17
fcmk
Aspirant

Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

It's a new year, any plans for this feature? Or is it never going to happen? Please say so honestly if that's the case.

 

I feel so incredibly disappointed at this purchase. This was the feature I coveted. I first looked at the R7000, but decided to invest more since it's a product I rarely need to buy. Then the expensive and supposedly more advanced model does not have the feature that was the deciding factor for me. I could completely understand if there was a technical reason that it couldn't be implemented, but the answers on this thread suggest that implementing the feature is just something Netgear doesn't want to put development resources towards. There was zero indication before I purchased it that the VPN can't be set up for iOS. I honestly do feel like I was screwed out of my money.

Message 16 of 17
Angusbb
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Re: Is the R8000 getting IOS VPN like the R7000 has?

Fcmk has same story as mine. I thought R7000 is great after buying one for my sister and my girlfriend , so I decided to invest more. Sadly, one of the most important feature is unbelievably missing in a higher model. This is ridiculous .
Dear James, could you pls tell us the truth if there will be VPN service for IOS on R8000? I ve waited for more than a year. Thanks for your attention.
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