VPN on ASUS RT-N56U -
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Ok, so ive got my hands on a new bit of kit (the ASUS RT-N56U). I bought it because the virgin superdud is so awful that i have come to the conclusion that a potato would do a better job. I have used my superdud in modem mode since ive had it, using a netgear (previous router) as the network managing interface.
However, it only has up to 20mhz signal, 2.4ghz channels and in my area, it gets very congested on just about every channel. Yet nobody is on the 5ghz channel and id love a few more features... the Asus fits the bill.
too start, the AiDisk, and built in download manager is great, being able to download via ftp/http or torrent whilst all my computers are switched off and wake up, turn it all on and the new download is sitting on the 1TB HDD that i have plugged into my router is AMAZING.. also its auto shared across my network on both 2.4ghz and 5ghz channels... the speeds and range are phenomenal.. streaming bluray quality has never been so much joy.
Anyway, i play alot of older games on my PC with a mate. Primarily i still play C&C Generals Zero Hour (Contra007 mod). We both have legit keys and so forth, however EA does not allow mods to be used online.. and can never play unless we VPN using tunngle/hamachi/remobo (awful). Even then, we notice a fair degree of delays and lag, and when we play 8 (or more) comp stomps it really does buckle the connection.
I want to use my Asus to create a VPN that my friend can connect to, a VPN that i host. I trust my friend (been friends for 20 years) so i have nothing i need to hide away from him (personal files etc..). He has a static IP (not that it should matter).
I want to allow my router to let him connect to my network thats broadcast over the internet. So it requires him to enter a username and password that i set aswell. Effectively i want to make my vpn (just like tunngle) but hosted from my computer and not from tunngle. Am i making sense?
I have heard of padovan firmware and that has an added menu to the router gui.. but im reluctant to custom firmware my router.. would i also require a sign up with a DynDns company?