Help me!!!

Hi, I need help, I find a router in my house this brand and model to be specific (arris TG862) and it had a l2tp option, I want to know how to use this router working with VPN, thanks.

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  • bbobbo
    Posts: 20
    Please help!!!
  • bbobbo
    Posts: 20
    I've already contacted PIA support about this and they told me this...
    (Hello,

    Thank you for the response.

    Unfortunately we cannot support the router firmware that you have. You would need to try to find help with such a setup on the PIA forum:
    https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/forum/
    Regards)
    Please somebody that has more experience in this than me it's much appreciate, thanks.
  • bbobbo
    Posts: 20
    Nobody???
  • bbo maybe PIA team means they dont support proprietary firmware,which might be used by this router,PIA should work nice on OpenWrt opensource firmware,you only need to use such router,maybe would be better to sell this one and buy another,open hardware router?
    Peace.
  • bbobbo
    Posts: 20
    Thanks, I am gonna do that
  • Posts: 4,013
    Anything with the capacity to handle OpenVPN will work, but you are far better with a cheap PC than a consumer router since all consumer routers lack a mathematical coprocessor, and encryption is very heavy on mathematics.

    Really. Even an old fossil of a PC can easily handle better speeds than any consumer router can. And you can add a good WiFi card if that is how you want to connect to it.

    I suggest you look at the pfSense forums for examples before spending money on a router.
    https://forum.pfsense.org/

    And just so you are aware, *ANY* old PC will likely work just fine for this, and will certainly cost less to build into the perfect router than buying some consumer router that will probably disappoint at best.

    If you lack an old PC to use for this, you can buy parts and assemble a really, really cheap PC to do better than you would imagine.

    Sorry for the delay in responding. I have a few other projects running that have been keeping me busy.
  • bbobbo
    edited August 2016 Posts: 20
    I have an old PC (I think had windows vista), so, the only thing I need to buy it's a wifi card?
    Post edited by bbo on
  • bbobbo
    edited August 2016 Posts: 20
    Can you help me with this?
    Post edited by bbo on
  • Posts: 4,013
    Not really. pfSense is based on FreeBSD. (Unix.) You can think of it like Linux as almost everything you know about Linux is also true for this.

    I only have one PC, and I do all my networking on it in Linux, so I have never used pfSense.

    But several people here have made threads dedicated to the subject. Here is one of the better threads. I believe you can follow the simple instructions there and it will just work.
    https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/forum/discussion/21875/openvpn-step-by-step-setup-for-pfsense-aes256-strong-firewall-router
  • edited August 2016 Posts: 4,013
    There may be yet another option. I have no idea if it is good or not, but this one is new to me.
    http://www.smoothwall.org/download/

    Take a look at the screenshots if you like.
    http://www.smoothwall.org/about/screenshots/

    Sorry. This does not seem to support OpenVPN. So pfSense is the only good option still.
    Post edited by OmniNegro on
  • bbobbo
    Posts: 20
    OK thanks
  • bbobbo
    Posts: 20
    How? I need to install pfsense in windows vista? And after that buy a wifi card? Thanks (sorry for being a noob)
  • Posts: 4,013
    You can use pfSense in Windows if you setup a VM for it. (Virtual Machine) But it is an OS, not an application. That is why I suggested a separate old PC to handle it.

    Really, if you are not concerned with losing Windows on the old PC, then you can install pfSense and it will very likely work fine with any hardware you have. Setting up a VM for it to run on a Windows system is an option, but it adds quite a lot of complexity to an already complex solution.

    The choice is yours. You can even setup that old router to do L2TP. But I doubt you will be happy with that.
  • bbobbo
    Posts: 20
    Well, again thanks, I think the real option I have it's lose windows and install pfsense (I don't care much about that PC anyways), can you help me how to do it (install pfsense)? Thanks, again sorry for being a noob.
  • Posts: 4,013
    As I told you before, I have never used pfSense myself. But I bet some on the pfSense forums would be glad to help. Just tell them the details you have of the hardware and ask for instructions.
  • bbobbo
    Posts: 20
    OK, I am gonna ask there
  • bbo said:
    How? I need to install pfsense in windows vista? And after that buy a wifi card? Thanks (sorry for being a noob)
  • bbo said:
    How? I need to install pfsense in windows vista? And after that buy a wifi card? Thanks (sorry for being a noob)
    Agree with OmniNegro. Assemble PC for pfSense.
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