Can connect to Open VPN when connected to my router TP-Link AC1200 Archer A6 but not from remote

Can connect to Open VPN when connected to my router TP-Link AC1200 Archer A6 but not from remote
Can connect to Open VPN when connected to my router TP-Link AC1200 Archer A6 but not from remote
2021-08-26 06:52:22
Model: Archer A6
Hardware Version: V3
Firmware Version: 1.0.10 build 20210513 rel.63256(5553)

Hello,

 

 

I have enabled Open VPN on my router and want to connect to access my home network from outside. But the VPN only connects when I am connected to my router, but if I switch to 4G or other network, I cannot connect to the VPN. I see CONNECTION_TIMEOUT error. I have looked up at other threads and enabled Dynamic DNS and started using TCP. But still does not work. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

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Re:Can connect to Open VPN when connected to my router TP-Link AC1200 Archer A6 but not from remote
2021-08-26 12:01:49 - last edited 2021-08-26 12:03:14

@ananthbh 

 

Usually the problem is that the data packets from the VPN client aren't being forwarded to the router where the VPN server is running on.


The first thing to check is if the IP address of the A6's "Internet" connection is a public or a private IPv4 address. You can see that "Internet" IP address right after you log in to the web GUI via a browser and scroll down a bit.

 

If that IP address falls within any of the following IP address ranges, then your A6 is not being assigned a public IP address, which means you can't just easily reach it via the Internet.
10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255
172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255
192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255
100.64.0.0 - 100.127.255.255

 

How is you Internet connection set up? Is your A6 connected to some sort of modem that was provided by the ISP? Do you have access to that device (physical access and login credentials)? 

 

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Re:Can connect to Open VPN when connected to my router TP-Link AC1200 Archer A6 but not from remote
2021-08-26 12:42:00

@ananthbh 

 

Follow this gude to configure the Open VPN.

Acoording to your A6 WAN IP is (public or private) use Case 1 or Case 2.

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Re:Can connect to Open VPN when connected to my router TP-Link AC1200 Archer A6 but not from remote
2021-09-16 11:02:26

@woozle 

 

Hi, thanks for your reply. Yes, my IP address falls within this range 10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255. 

 

There is no modem from my ISP at least in my house. There is a cable/fiber line that comes from somewhere that is connected to my modem

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Re:Can connect to Open VPN when connected to my router TP-Link AC1200 Archer A6 but not from remote
2021-09-18 14:29:22

@ananthbh 

 

That cable/fiber modem you mention, can you provide the make and model number of it?

Is it a simple pure modem, like a box with one socket for the fiber cable and another single socket for the Ethernet cable?

Does the modem have some sort of configuration GUI similar to the one of the router?

 

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