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Vodafone home fibre broadband VPN setting

Coverdale
2: Seeker

Tried logging on to check just how many days i have left and i get this... yayyy !!!

 

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carp3di3m
3: Seeker

NETGEAR D7000-200UKS Nighthawk 

 

is now on sale for 99 at Amazon. Not the best brand. Other BB providers are not better and VF is cheaper. 

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-D7000-200UKS-Nighthawk-Wireless-Connections/dp/B074QMGFNY/ref=sr_1_...

 

 

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seblbuk
2: Seeker

Hi, so I have an update on this.

 

  1. I have not managed to get anyrhing to dial into a Vodafone router
  2. I have been able to get a Vodafone to connect to a Draytek 2850, here are the settings:
    1. On the DrayTek go to VPN and Remote Access
    2. Select IPSec General Setup
      1. Pre-Shared Key: [set your shared key here]
      2. Medium (AH): [selcted]
      3. High (ESP): Select 3DES and AES
      4. Press OK
    3. On the DrayTek go to VPN and Remote Access
    4. Select LAN to LAN
    5. Create a new profile
    6. Notes:
      1. If I have not mentioned a setting, it was not selected / set
      2. In this example the remote (Vodafone) network is 10.10..10.1/24
      3. In this example the local (draytek) netowrk is 11.11.11.0/24
    7. Common Settings:
      1. Enable this profile: [selected]
      2. VPN Dial-Out Through: WAN1 First
      3. Netbios Naming Packet: Pass
      4. Multicast via VPN: Block
      5. Call Direction: Dial In
      6. Idle Timeout: 0 Seconds
    8. Dial-Out Setting (not used but added here for completeness)
      1. IPSec Tunnel: [selected]
      2. Server IP/Host Name for VPN: [Vodafone router address]
    9. Dial-In Settings:
      1. IPSec Tunnel: [selected]
      2. VJ Compression: On
    10. Gre over IPSec Settings
      1. Nothing selected here
    11. TCP/IP Network Settings
      1. My WAN IP: 0.0.0.0
      2. Remote Gateway IP: 10.10.10.1
      3. Remote Network IP: 10.10.10.0
      4. Remote Network Mask: 255.255.255.0
      5. Local Network IP: 11.11.11.1
      6. Local Network Mask: 255.255.255.0
      7. RIP Direction: Disabled
      8. From first subnet to remote network, you have to do: Router
    12. On the Vodafone Router
      1. I will be honest here, I have forgotten the exact settings and the router will not let me acess the admin page over the VPN so this is from an old mail I sent to my father in law (see very first post on this thread 🐵
      2. Goto: http://10.10.10.1
      3. The password is vodafone (unless you have changed it)
      4. Top right, select the drop down and select "Expert Mode"
      5. Select Settings in the red menu bar
      6. Select Configuration on the left-hand menu
      7. Change the VPN Client to IPSec, other setting are:
        1. Destination Host Name: [internet address for router]
        2. Remote Subnet IP Address: 11.11.11.0
        3. Remote Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
        4. Shared Secret: [this is the shared secret you set on the DrayTek]
        5. Press Apply

Now, in theory the Vodafone router will dial into the DrayTek, see below image for proof 🐵

 

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TJ
Administrator
Administrator

If you'd still like help with this @carp3di3m, I've sent you a private message over with details on how to get in touch.

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Raykf
2: Seeker
First off can I say I do not have a VF router so am unable to look at the VPN configs in detail. For those trying to use the VPN connectivity offered by the VF router as remote user access I do not think it will work. There are two common types of VPN connectivity provided by VPN servers, SITE to SITE and REMOTE USER ACCESS, site to site is used to connect two networks together typically for corporate offices etc. and I believe this is what the VF router is able to provide. Where remote user access is offered it would be normal for the VPN server (router with vpn) to have the ability to create and store a user list for multiple users who are authorised to access the VPN, I do not believe this exits in the VF router? Typically a remote access VPN server on a router would cope with around 32 concurrent users.
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chocki21
2: Seeker

I'd like to set up vpn on my router. I've tried live support twice and will not be using again, please just send me precise instructions and the details I need to enter into the vpn settings on the router config menu.

 

 

Thanks

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gaijin28
2: Seeker

Hi there,

I have tried to connect my router to SurfShark, but have not been successful. Can anyone help with the precise instructions? 

Thank you. 

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Adam
Moderator

Hi @gaijin28 are you trying to install the VPN directly onto the router, or are you installing the VPN on your chosen device? Also, which router is it that you're using currently? 

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gaijin28
2: Seeker

I've installed it on devices, tried to install it on Samsung smart tv but didn't work. So the only option would be to install it on router. I am using the normal vodafone router. Model HHG2500. 

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DaneB
Moderator

What happens when you install it onto the router @gaijin28

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majb
2: Seeker

Hi how do you connect Nord VPN to Vodafone Router please?

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Jayach
16: Advanced member

@majb wrote:

Hi how do you connect Nord VPN to Vodafone Router please?


See my reply to your other post.

https://forum.vodafone.co.uk/t5/Broadband-connection/Nord-VPN-and-connection-to-VF-Router/m-p/267055...

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bighammo69
2: Seeker

can someone tell me how/ if I can connect to a VPN  server using my vodafone router?

many thanks

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Jayach
16: Advanced member

You can't, you will have to do it on the devices.

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Cynric
9: Established

IF you have a router that can run openWRT then you can, according to the docs, run a VPN from the router.

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alrightson
2: Seeker

Why does everything have to be in pm? 

you don't post personal info in the thread but you can post the solutions in the thread so that it helps everyone who has this problem, Surely this will make more sense rather than keep inundating support with the same problem from different people? 

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Cynric
9: Established

@alrightson wrote:

Why does everything have to be in pm? 

 


I think that the answer boils down to cost. The social media team are probably cost effective for Vodafone. Whether they are cost effective for the customer is another matter entirely.

I refuse to use social media particularly as the questions I was asked on the time I diduse it were so intrusive it felt like identity theft was a risk.

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Jayach
16: Advanced member

@alrightson wrote:

Why does everything have to be in pm? 

you don't post personal info in the thread but you can post the solutions in the thread so that it helps everyone who has this problem,


Personally I think that there are very few problems solved via the social media channels.

For instance this thread is about VPN's and the likelihood of the social media team having an answer is remote at the best.

I also think it should be up to the person posing the query to update us on the resolution, but very few do. To me that is just good forum etiquette.

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VFCustomer911
2: Seeker

It would be as well to remove the feature from the router Admin or explicitly remove it from support.

People should understand they are paying for consumer grade broadband. Even if it was a business line you would need to pay an IT expert to set up a hardware based VPN.

It's been a while since I was active on this thread but my approach now would be to buy a new router, ensuring it has good support for VPN. A current Draytek model with dial-out VPN capability should be fine. Forget about dial-in with bog standard consumer broadband. If you don't understand that much then you'll need to hire an IT professional. I don't think it's fair to expect the support team to know about all this stuff for £20-odd quid a month fibre and a free router. The free routers that are supplied are not great at doing anything other than providing basic connectivity and WiFi. Maybe a few extra features bolted on to make it look good but it's all for show. 

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Jayach
16: Advanced member

I have the latest THG3000 router and there are no options for VPN client or server (nor would I expect there to be).

I am surprised if the earlier ones did.

 

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