Knowledge Base Introducing TAP Mode in OpenVPN Server for AX55 V1 Router
We're thrilled to announce an enhancement in AX55v1 's VPN capabilities – the introduction of TAP mode for the OpenVPN server!
In the traditional TUN mode, OpenVPN server on router had limitations—such as the inability to support broadcast packets and seamless integration of local networks.
To address these limitations, we have introduced TAP mode to the trial firmware of AX55v1. This new feature expands the versatility and functionality of your router, allowing you to create a more flexible and secure network environment.
Get the trial firmware here: Public Beta for Archer AX55 V1 Supports EasyMesh Ethernet Backhaul, DoH&DoT, ECO Mode and More
Note: To fully utilize TAP mode, you may need compatible VPN client or software.
What is TAP Mode in OpenVPN?
TAP mode, short for "Ethernet Bridging" is a network technology that enables the bridging of two or more network segments into one virtual network. With the integration of TAP mode into your OpenVPN server, your AX55 router now has the ability to act as a bridge between multiple local networks, creating a seamless and unified network experience.
Key Benefits of TAP Mode
• Seamless Network Integration
TAP mode allows different local networks to communicate as if they were all part of a single network. This is ideal for scenarios where you need to connect various devices across different subnet.
• Broadcast Support
Unlike TUN mode, TAP mode supports broadcast packets. This means that services relying on broadcasting, such as network discovery and file sharing, can work flawlessly.
• Versatile Network Topology
With TAP mode, you can set up various network topologies, including site-to-site connections and complex network structures, with ease.
• Enhanced Security
The OpenVPN server in TAP mode maintains the same strong security features as always, ensuring your data remains safe and protected during transit.
Getting Started with TAP Mode
To start leveraging the benefits of TAP mode on the router, navigate to the OpenVPN server settings and select TAP mode. You can then configure the routing and firewall rules to suit your specific network requirements.
Whether you're a home user looking to connect multiple IoT devices or a small business owner needing to bridge separate office networks, TAP mode in OpenVPN server offers a simple and secure solution.
Explore the Possibilities:
We encourage you to explore the potential applications of TAP mode in the OpenVPN server of your AX55 router. Feel free to share your experiences, use cases, and any questions you might have in this thread. Our community is here to help you make the most of this exciting new feature.
Thank you for being part of our router community, and we hope you enjoy the added flexibility and security that TAP mode brings to your network!