Hi all. Excited to be on this forum! I’m very optimistic that the R3 will assist with my networking needs!
The R3 will be replacing my mother’s router in the UK and I’m specifically interested in the VPN capabilities and customization. I want to connect my VPN router (router B) in the US to her network in the UK so certain devices on that router “think” they’re in England.
I’m wondering a few things…
- Does the board come ready for basic plug-n-play internet or do I need to flash the operating system onto the board, such as with a raspberry pi? Is there a preferred OS people are using?
- Does the software include any built in VPN options?
- Is the board controlled exclusively with the command line or is there a GUI?
- How customizable is this board when it comes to enabling bridging? My goal with this project is to make the devices on my “B” router think they’re on the same subnet as the home network in England. I know this is generally a more complex way of doing things, but I’ve been reading up on it and would like to test it. Certain devices I have here in the US must be on the same subnet as some devices on the UK network.
Currently I am running two TP-Link ER605 routers with IPSEC, which works, but I am unable to expand on the capability to bridge or masquerade the IP addresses coming in over the VPN to be on the same subnet.
Thanks so much for any help or tips!