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NetGear Nighthawk R7000 VPN Service grayed out

bw2124
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NetGear Nighthawk R7000 VPN Service grayed out

Hi Guys, 

 

Networking noobie here. I am trying to enable my VPN service for my laptop and my phones but I see here that the service is grayed out..

 

Would you guys know what I can do to enable my VPN service? This service definitely comes enabled with the model I have bought - Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router. 

 

Thanks a lot.

 

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Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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netwrks
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Re: NetGear Nighthawk R7000 VPN Service grayed out

If it's in AP mode, try setting it back to router mode, disable DHCP and any WAN stuff (if required)  plug into a LAN port instead of the WAN and re-try. It will still be in router mode but acting as an AP...Make sure you give it an IP address so that it can be managed..

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wongr69
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Re: NetGear Nighthawk R7000 VPN Service grayed out

I have the same problem, but in an older thread it shows that when the router is in AP mode, the VPN is not available.   I dont have a solution, I am also searching for this "paint by numbers set up" for the same router...Im having trouble getting on the DD-WRT set up that everyone points to ....but how does it work..I must be missing something... 

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netwrks
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Re: NetGear Nighthawk R7000 VPN Service grayed out

If it's in AP mode, try setting it back to router mode, disable DHCP and any WAN stuff (if required)  plug into a LAN port instead of the WAN and re-try. It will still be in router mode but acting as an AP...Make sure you give it an IP address so that it can be managed..

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wongr69
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Re: NetGear Nighthawk R7000 VPN Service grayed out

Thanks ...can you point to a thread that does a step by step for DD-WRT flashing on the R7000?  I want to load the PIA VPN on the router and I find it so confusing being a newbie.

 

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bw2124
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Re: NetGear Nighthawk R7000 VPN Service grayed out

Thanks! I've set to Router mode and the VPN Service was enabled afterwards!

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