2015-01-11 05:22 PM
2015-02-22 12:03 AM
2015-09-28 09:24 AM
Honestly? No ETA for iOS support?
This router is two (2) years old and the market has been proliferated with iOS devices for many years now. Why so long?
The R8000 is using the same modified OpenVPN support without iOS support. This is almost borderline false advertising.
Please publish the firmware update supporting iOS!
2015-09-28 09:45 AM
2015-11-14 07:21 AM
Update including VPN TUN for iOS and Android is on it's way, see link to beta firmware:
2016-04-04 03:27 PM
I'd also love to know when TUN support is coming to the R6900.
It's pretty unfortunate that you don't warn about the lack of TUN support on the box, since VPN was one of the primary reasons I chose this router.
The box says "VPN Support". The box should instead say "VPN Support (TAP Only)"
2016-05-24 10:19 PM
That's exactly what I ended up doing with my R6900. Thankfully Costco's return policy is great.
I ordered an R700 on Amazon, put DD-WRT on it, and now I'm VPN'ing like a champ from multiple devices.
I can't help but wonder if Costco said "No, we don't want to sell something with easy support for open firmware, can you make us a version that locks the user in to Netgear firmware?" If so, I also can't help but wonder if they are losing more money on returns of the R6900 than they feared they'd lose on returns by allowing open-source firmware.
2016-06-25 01:31 PM
2016-08-02 09:48 AM
2016-08-04 07:27 PM
2016-09-28 10:20 AM
I found the solution to this is to use an ANdroid app that permit TAP connections. I downloaded the "Windows" version of the *.ovpn file plus .key & .crt to a file on my android phone and used the app called
"OpenVPN Client" in the playstore to import the config. Only the pro version wroks with TAP, but I could not find another solution. $7.99. I can say that it does fully work though. No idea if IOS has the same app.
2016-11-12 07:00 PM
I just purchased the R8000 and am setting up this evening - whats the status on R8000 supportint TUN/IOS with OpenVPN? If there isn't a clear timeline I will need to return the router as this is absolutely necessary for me - seems like false advertising on the box and and obious need. Seeing that this question has been out for over a year doesn't give me much confidence.