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Topic # 198300 3-Jul-2016 23:04
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Anyone have any info on setting up a Linksys WRT1900ACS router with the Ipvanish VPN service? The walkthrough on their website isn't much help and the support does not reply. If not then could anyone recommend a decent VPN service? Im in Auckland.

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  Reply # 1585368 4-Jul-2016 03:06
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I know this isn't helpful however unless if you're doing something dodgy there shouldn't be any need for a VPN service on router level. You also won't be able to do it with stock firmware and alternative firmware on the WRT1900 is quite buggy. If you're good with Linux you could give OpenWRT a try and set up OpenVPN but you'll lose a tonne of speed on your internet connection since routers are designed at routing packets, not encrypting packets and setting them over a VPN connection.


To be honest I think running it as a client when you need it is a better idea.

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  Reply # 1585369 4-Jul-2016 03:38
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Unfortunately Michael, AppleTV3's don't allow VPN settings locally, though I managed a crude alternative by routing it through a laptop, it's really clunky.

To the OP, see the 'routerless netflix' thread here:

Effectively I'm routing my traffic though an ethernet connected laptop's WiFi, and using ICS (windows Internet Connection Sharing - its still there in W10!) to 'share' the PC's previously configured VPN connection.

Here's the guide that I based my efforts on and should actually work for anyone who has a working PC-based solution and cant afford (or dont want to) a new router to 'fix' this.

*edit- bbcodes on the URL

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  Reply # 1585374 4-Jul-2016 05:41
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Thanks for the replies guys. Ill checkout that link.

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  Reply # 1585378 4-Jul-2016 06:43
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Why not look at using a raspberry pi (or similar) to set up the VPN. Then just use the RPi's address as the gateway on the Apple TV. It won't be fast bit realistically you only need 10-20Mbps which it should handle no problem.

Otherwise, like Micheal mentioned, OpenWRT would be the go if you are confident with a bit of Linux. But then again, I remember reading about the new WRT router not playing nicely with third party firmwares so not sure how that will go for you - think it was something to do with the wireless AC chip.

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  Reply # 1585412 4-Jul-2016 09:13
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Install DD-WRT on that router and then you cn set up the VPN. Lots of Googl reading required though for the firmware flash. I just have a WRT1900AC so can't help with the details for the ACS.



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  Reply # 1585447 4-Jul-2016 10:30
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Is there a way to put DD-WRT on a router and then plug that router into another router and use the DD-WRT as the VPN?

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  Reply # 1585570 4-Jul-2016 13:13
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You should be able to butonly devices connected to the WRT1900ACS though (without extensive routing). I'd need to google the details too. I looked at this for myself but still haven't moved away from a Raspberry Pi running a proxy (Privoxy). Easy to set up too.

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