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Old 06-11-2022, 01:53 PM
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VPN tunnel?

Is there a fairly simple and inexpensive way to setup a private and secure VPN tunnel from one home to another home (connected via Internet) by purchasing a couple routers and configuring them to work in this way? Can a user purchase a pair of routers pre-configured for this to some degree?

I'd like to do this without purchasing a service, or using a free VPN service otherwise if possible.
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Old 06-12-2022, 06:46 AM
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You can look at OpenVPN. Weather it can be pre-configured on a router , not sure,. Several router manufacturer's do support OpenVPN on the router. Dynamic DNS is supported for the endpoints.

Site to Site info

WireGuard is another. I don't believe Dynamic DNS is supported at this time (only IP address for endpoints - potential problem if ISP isn't suppling static IP)

Several others showed up while searching, but I have no experience with them.
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Old 06-12-2022, 02:16 PM
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Thanks for the info, I will check them out!
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Old 06-13-2022, 09:27 AM
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I run Open VPN on the same unRAID server that runs SageTV and it works well to allow me to access my system when away from home on either mobile devices or individual PCs. Not sure how do this in a tunnel configuration where you have two LANs that you want to connect together.

edit - Here is info on how you do site-to-site VPN routing using OpenVPN . There is an OpenVPN forum and an OpenVPN sub-reddit that may be able to help.
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Old 06-13-2022, 01:19 PM
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I use WireGuard on my laptop and Android phone to get back into my home system. Both SageTV and WG are running on UnRaid server. It works well, and starting the VPN connection is very simple.

I've never looked into doing point-to-point but I'd be surprised if it wasn't supported.
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Old 06-13-2022, 04:22 PM
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Might look at Hamachi.
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