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i recently upgraded my router to a netgear nighthawk, only to find out openvpn does not work with android.

I was using a netgear ddwrt before with pptp and it worked just fine... other than flashing ddwrt to my night hawk is there a way to make the openvpn work with stock firmware.??
 
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Open VPN does work in Android but not with stock software. You have to use an app like OpenVPN for Android (search for it on the Google Play). I use it to connect home through Tomato firmware on a Netgear router. Works flawlessly. You have to notice that only TUN mode is working on Android.

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i recently upgraded my router to a netgear nighthawk, only to find out openvpn does not work with android.

I was using a netgear ddwrt before with pptp and it worked just fine... other than flashing ddwrt to my night hawk is there a way to make the openvpn work with stock firmware.??
 
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Not sure what you're talking about "stock'"... but openVPN app does NOT work.

The open vpn on the nighthawk is TAP based, android only supports TUN. This is the whole purpose of my post. Perhaps i should have made that more clear. Any nighthawk owners want to chime in?
 
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With "stock" I mean default Android VPN service.

It it possible to use TAP on Android but there is some (expert) work to do. It is not easy, at least I've tried several times on my SGSII with CM11 without success. The default on Android (and recommended for remote access) is TUN. With TAP routing is easier but it generates more traffic as it is a layer 2 protocol and all broadcast messages (such as ARP) will flow throug VPN.

Here in XDA you can find some info about configuring TAP. But there is not much threads because it is recommended to use TUN.

I'm using a NetGear WNR3500Lv2 router with TOMATO firmware, what is far better than NetGear firmware. You can try it. Search "Tomato by Shibby" on Google to see if you router is supported.

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Not sure what you're talking about "stock'"... but openVPN app does NOT work.

The open vpn on the nighthawk is TAP based, android only supports TUN. This is the whole purpose of my post. Perhaps i should have made that more clear. Any nighthawk owners want to chime in?
 
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Is there a WiFi, firewall, vpn, router with tap and tun support that i can purchse.

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I am looking for a one box solution. Need it for a few remote offices.

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Looking at the Cisco tv220w. Any thoughts

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