Openvpn & Ikev2 missing in standalone mode of ER605(aka TL-R605)

Openvpn & Ikev2 missing in standalone mode of ER605(aka TL-R605)
Openvpn & Ikev2 missing in standalone mode of ER605(aka TL-R605)
2021-04-10 12:22:25 - last edited 3 weeks ago
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.0.1 Build 20210113 Rel.35074

Hello all,

 

I currently use TL-R605 router at my home, and I find it quite efficient. I use it in standalone mode because I appreciate the user interface and the functionalities it offers, but I'm a little bit disappointed by the impossibility to use either Openvpn or IKeV2 vpn protocols for my 'client to router' vpn connexion. And it's a little bit frustrating to see that it seems possible using Omada, but I don't want to use Omada (because I don't easily find some options I use in standalone mode, and I want to access the router parameters page in a simple manner with my browser).

 

The question : do you think IKev2 (or Openvpn) could be made available in standalone mode through a next firmware ?

 

I'd like to move from IKev1 to IKev2 for 2 reasons : first because it is considered more secure in a number of sites, and also it includes NAT traversal, which would be useful in my case. I don't really understand the rationale to propose these protocols in Omada mode and not in standalone mode, neither not proposing them in the standalone mode, in such a recent router. Please TP-Link, implement, if it is possible, this kind of possibility in a next firmware update !

 

Thanks for reading,

 

Benjamin

 

Edit April 15th :

 

@Fae do you think these improvement could be included in a next firmware update ?

 

@all : if you would also be interested by Openvpn & IKev2 in standalone mode, don't hesitate to reply or send a Kudos, to promote this evolution - thanks in advance ;-)

 

 

 

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Re:Openvpn & Ikev2 in standalone mode of ER605(aka TL-R605)
3 weeks ago - last edited 3 weeks ago

Dear @Ben-91,

 

Ben-91 wrote

@Fae do you think these improvement could be included in a next firmware update ?

 

As far as I know, it's not supported in the next firmware update. Not sure if it will be supported in the future.

 

To gather feedback from others, I'd like to transfer this thread to the block of "Requests & Suggestions" so that it could be seen.

If there is a large demand, I'll forward this as a feature request to the product team for evaluation.

Best Regards!
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Re:Openvpn & Ikev2 in standalone mode of ER605(aka TL-R605)
3 weeks ago

@Fae Thanks Fae for this very quick answer.

I sincerely encourage at least the IKev2 implementation in standalone mode, because :

- lots of security related articles consider that IKev1 (only available option in standalone) is not recommended, IKev2 is recommended instead,

- it is natively compatible with NAT-T,

- it is much more consistent for a so recent router, and it would be consistent with what is possible with Omada (I hope it is not a commercial strategy not to propose it in standalone - it would be a pity).

Thanks in advance if you can support this evolution,

 

Best regards

 

Benjamin

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