Thanks for the heads-up. Looks very good.A great alternative to the ASUS router is the Peplink Pepwave Surf SOHO. The software is maintained, the router is incredibly stable, and it has VPN and VLAN.
In short, cellular and satellite ISP's utilize carrier-grade NAT, so no public IP is provided for your WAN.Not having an externally routable IP, if your VPN Server is on a Satellite or a Mobile Network you may not be able to remotely connect to anything.. port forwards wont work either.
if you do not have a wired ethernet connection from your home, you may have a problem. Non wired connections are a satellite or a cell connection, this is for your home internet.
A point to point VPN is a connection that is always connected. Not interminaly connected like your cell phone to your house. A point to point VPN would be a always on connect between your house and your office (if you own the office). Or a connection between two office buildings.
What is the problem you are trying to solve ? What is your physical network ?
So the solution to establishing a remote location, secure camera system that has only mobile internet available, using Openvpn, is to do what? How is an "outbound connection to an external server" to be accomplished? (This is getting back to my original problem discussed here that I am now working on again and starting all over.)In short, cellular and satellite ISP's utilize carrier-grade NAT, so no public IP is provided for your WAN.
Apparently att provides them for businesses for a substantial cost which makes it not useful for this project. It seems to me there should still be a way to get around this problem.I have never created a point to point VPN. but it can be done. But i do not know how.
A different solution does your service provided, have a method or service that has an external IP address.
A reasonably priced site-to-site VPN is available with a pair of Surf Soho routers PepVPN: Simple Site-to-Site VPNApparently att provides them for businesses for a substantial cost which makes it not useful for this project. It seems to me there should still be a way to get around this problem.
You ask the right question, but you have to think around the problem to get to a possible solution.Only outstanding question, which I can seem to find from reading lots of posts, how to set the iPhone to automatically connect to OpenVPN when not at home? Is it simply keeping the native iOS VPN switch in the “ON” position and telling OpenVPN to continually attempt to connect? Read a few things this could drain battery though.
Or - just manually connect when I leave the house? Trying to not make it a pain for the wife.