Omada ER605 VPN Cannot Get Any VPN Connection To Work

Omada ER605 VPN Cannot Get Any VPN Connection To Work

Omada ER605 VPN Cannot Get Any VPN Connection To Work
Omada ER605 VPN Cannot Get Any VPN Connection To Work
2022-08-15 00:16:21
Tags: #ER605 VPN Will Not Connect
Model: Adapter  
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version: 777

I have tried every way I can to get a VPN connection to work .

I do not have a second WAN or a remote site of my own .  However, I have tried to connect to my notebook, running OpenVPN server, which was tethered to my cell phone and I was able to connect using a Windows OpenVPN client app, but not with Omada .

In all cases, I have been able to connect from Windows or cell phone OpenVPN client app to servers and using the same .ovpn file in Omada, it does not work .

I created an OpenVPN server on Omada and cannot connect to it with my cell phone .  The same cell phone and app worked with my older stand alone TP-Link VPN router .

 

I see no log reports in the controller interface .

 

I have found a free OpenVPN server that requires no authentication and once again the Windows client works .

I found the link to the free OpenVPN server on another thread in this forum and it appears that it was working for that individual .

 

Here is a link to that thread and a link to the free OpenVPN server site .

https://community.tp-link.com/en/business/forum/topic/269062


Here is the OpenVPN server link .

https://vanwa dot tech/vpn

 

I tried it and it doesn't work in Omada, but it does work with a Windows client app .

 

I would like for someone with an ER605 to try connecting to that server and let me know if it works for you .

I am seriously thinking that this router is bad .  i tried resetting it and adopting it all over again already .

 

I tried to connect to a free L2TP server and it doesn't work .

This is a free VPN site .

https://freevpn dot me/accounts

 

Can someone with an ER605 try one of these servers and tell me if it works or not ?

 

I have my ER605 connected to a TL-SG2008P switch .  And the OC200 is also connect to that switch .

I have tried rbooting and reseting everything .

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Re:Omada ER605 VPN Cannot Get Any VPN Connection To Work
2022-08-15 04:23:23

  @kablammy 

 

OK .

I finally got a VPN to work .  I reset the ER605 again and after I got it adopted, I tried the same old server configs / settings that I have already tried with no success .

Then I picked another free OpenVPN server, out of one of the several lists from which to choose, and downloaded that config file .

And when I tried it - wowwy wubbzy - it worked .  It was very slow .  I disconnected and then tried the windows client and it was also very slow .

Then I tried one of the others that I had already set up and it didn't work .  Then I tried the one that worked and it didn't work .  So, I messed around with trying different ones for a few minutes and then went back to the one that worked and tried it again and it worked again .  OpenVPN works as long as there are no credentials needed .

 

So, I doubt very seriously that rebooting the router was any consequence .  I think I just finally found a server that was alive and not full ...  I did a few pings; some were dead and I wasn't able to make a connection to some that were alive .

Anyway, I found out that it works .  I don't get any log messages though - I guess I need to enable an option in the log settings somewhere .

Connected from Florida to Washington State ->   I am tired of messing with this for now .  ( I think I need to go on holiday )

 

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Re:Omada ER605 VPN Cannot Get Any VPN Connection To Work
2022-08-17 07:14:13

  @kablammy 

 

I think it may also be because OpenVPN does not currently support setting Username and Password as a Client.

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Re:Omada ER605 VPN Cannot Get Any VPN Connection To Work
2022-08-18 01:52:38

  @Virgo 

 

You are correct .  All of the attempted connections that I made were OpenVPN servers that did not require usernames or passwords .

I guess most of them were too busy or not working at all .

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Re:Omada ER605 VPN Cannot Get Any VPN Connection To Work
2022-11-27 22:59:43

Well, since the new firmware update - I am able to input my credentials into the OpenVPN client and guess what ?

It still doesn't work .

I am trying to connect to my NordVPN server .

Other generic OpenVPN clients works with no problem .

What do we have to do to get this to work ?

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Re:Omada ER605 VPN Cannot Get Any VPN Connection To Work
2022-12-03 04:48:19

  @kablammy 

I was looking around on the internet and found this thread.

 

I have a premium NordVPN account with all the username and config file, and want to set up a Client to Site OpenVPN.

 

But it just doesn't work :(

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