Thank you for your kind reply Southern Yankee!IT is strongly recommend that you set up a VPN to assess your home network.
In the wiki read How to Secure Your Network (Don't Get Hacked!) | IP Cam Talk
What is the make and model of your router. Some routers support openVPN. If your modem/router is provided by your internet provider, Who is your internet provider, what is the make/ model of the model router ? Can the providers modem/router be place in passthrough or bypass mode so it only acts as a modem. This will allow you to use your own router.
Look in the wiki for a DDNS provided by IPCT. If you are using an ASUS router, it will provided DDNS.
Proton VPN is a commercial VPN service and has nothing to do with running a VPN server on your own router.
Ok, I will not port forward. Thanks!I am not sure how ASUS routers walk you through the VPN setup. Hopefully, is identical to Netgear's. Really holds you hand through the setup process. For Netgear there is a dedicated page on the router setup & configuration to help you with OpenVPN from setting up an account to downloading and installing over to your smart phone. Even informative YouTube Vid's.
BTW...please don't port forward. Using a VPN means you are not port forwarding anything.
I looked but still no success!There is information on the ASUS router on youtube, and on this forum. Search for it. It is simple to setup openVPN. I am not at home for a while, so i can not walk you through the set up. But the ASUS provides the DDNS information and the certificate for configuring the client.
I would like to use the purchased version of Ni-Ip.comYou can get free ddns from dynu.net that is what I use and have setup. I then have a scheduled task setup on my router which updates my public ip if it should change.
How do I define the set up?When using n Asus router the DDNS is provided by Asus. The router keeps track of the changing IP address. After defining the setup it has not required any user input. It is free.
Wanted the paid version of no-ip so it does not require renewing every 30 days...Proton VPN is a commercial VPN service and has nothing to do with running a VPN server on your own router.
BTW, noip.com has a free tier if you don't mind clicking an email once a month to verify your account.
Ok, how do I use open VPN by ASUS?Use openVPN provided by the Asus router.
There are two completely different types of VPN
Outbound, masks your traffic on the internet. Hides your activity, usually provided as a service that costs money.
Inbound, traffic starts on your phone, tablet, laptop and connects to your home network securely, openVPN.
Read, study, plan before spending money.
mR. d,"The wireless router currently uses a private WAN IP address (192.168.x.x, 10,x,x,x, or 172.16.x.x)."
Well there's your problem. Dynamic DNS aside, you're not going to get a VPN server to work behind double NAT without more work, if at all. You need your router directly on the Internet, not behind another router. That means using a modem from your ISP, not a modem/router combo box unless it can be put into bridge mode.
Who is your Internet provider? It sounds like you're using a WISP (wireless ISP)? If so, they may have a carrier grade NAT router upstream of you in which case you're screwed unless they'll give you a public IP.mR. d,
I believe our router is directly connected to the internet. We are wireless here with an antenna, then a device that has the antenna cable going in, with one cable going out of that device to the router. Not sure if that device is a modem...
Then you're behind NAT. None of this will work until that is resolved. Please describe the device that picks up the wireless signal from Softcom. Manufacturer and model number. If that box is doing the NAT, you may be able to log into it and configure it not to. Otherwise, you'll need to contact Softcom about getting a public (routable) IP address that's not behind NAT.i did the google ip search and it is different than the wan address in the router