ER605 as VPN Client to share remote internet on LAN

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ER605 as VPN Client to share remote internet on LAN
ER605 as VPN Client to share remote internet on LAN
2022-04-11 20:32:47 - last edited 2022-04-23 15:27:00
Model: ER605 (TL-R605)  
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version:

My ER605 router is connected to internet via WAN (nothing special), but I want it to act as VPN client and share internet from remote VPN to LAN (as normal PC VPN client work, but on network level). Please don't get me wrong, I do NOT want it to act as a VPN server, which most other people want.

 

I successfully estabilished VPN L2TP (ER605 as VPN Client) connection to remote VPN Server and thing seems to work fine as Site-to-Site connection,

but could not find how to configure internet gateway when connected using this tunnel.

 

Setting default gateway at WAN configuration to values from remote VPN (remote VPN server IP or remote gateway) seems crazy and as supposed did not work.

 

Is it even possible with this router?

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Re:ER605 as VPN Client to share remote internet on LAN-Solution
2022-04-12 06:11:22 - last edited 2022-04-23 15:25:49

Dear  @Cobos 

 

The only solution is to set up Policy Routing rule:

 

Service Type: All

Source IP: LAN_Any

Destination: IP Group_Any

WAN: L2TP VPN

Effective time: Any

 

This rule can guide all traffic to go through the VPN tunnel.

 

Regards

2022 TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Product Launch Event | Watch the Replay at https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi7/event/.
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Re:ER605 as VPN Client to share remote internet on LAN-Solution
2022-04-12 06:11:22 - last edited 2022-04-23 15:25:49

Dear  @Cobos 

 

The only solution is to set up Policy Routing rule:

 

Service Type: All

Source IP: LAN_Any

Destination: IP Group_Any

WAN: L2TP VPN

Effective time: Any

 

This rule can guide all traffic to go through the VPN tunnel.

 

Regards

2022 TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Product Launch Event | Watch the Replay at https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi7/event/.
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Re:ER605 as VPN Client to share remote internet on LAN
2022-04-12 21:51:55 - last edited 2022-04-12 21:53:00

Dear @Hank21 
Unfortunately, this option did not work for me at first try. All internet traffic went offline. I will do more tests in the following days.

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Re:ER605 as VPN Client to share remote internet on LAN
2022-04-13 04:40:49
It works for me but I'm using a L2TP Client to LAN connection. If you are using LAN-to-LAN you may try change the connection type
2022 TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Product Launch Event | Watch the Replay at https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi7/event/.
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Re:ER605 as VPN Client to share remote internet on LAN
2022-04-23 15:24:55

If anyone will get here. Finally it worked. My connection was already Client-to-LAN (but devices visible in both directions like site-to-site). The clue is to set "working mode: NAT".

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