V. VPN (Virtual Private Networking)

DrayTek LAN-to-LAN OpenVPN Configuration Guide

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Vigor 2865
Vigor 2927
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OpenVPN is a popular open-source protocol that can be run on different operating systems. Latest DrayTek Vigor routers support the OpenVPN Dial-Out function since firmware version 4.2.1. This VPN protocol can be used for encrypted tunelling with other DrayTek router, and it’s potentially compatible with other vendors.

This article demonstrates how to create an OpenVPN tunnel between two DrayTek Vigor routers compatible with firmware 4.2.1 or later. It is split into two sections: VPN Server (dial-in) settings [steps 1-7], and the VPN Client (dial-out) settings [steps 8-12].

VPN Server (Dial-In) Settings

1. Go to [VPN and Remote Access] > [LAN to LAN] and click an index available to create a new VPN profile;

  • Check Enable this profile
  • Select Dial-In for Call Direction
  • Allow OpenVPN Tunnel in Dial-In Settings
  • Enter credentials - Username and Password

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  • Populate the Remote Network IP and Mask with IP subnet used by the VPN Client
  • Click OK to save the settings
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2. Then go to [VPN and Remote Access] > [Remote Access Control] and make sure that the Enable OpenVPN Service option is checked. Note that you may need to reboot the router to activate the VPN service.

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3. The OpenVPN protocol is using certificates that rely on valid time and date. Make sure that the [System Maintenance] > [Time and Date] time settings are correctly configured on the router.

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4. Go to [VPN and Remote Access] > [OpenVPN] > [OpenVPN Server Setup]

  • Select the TCP and/or UDP protocols, depends on which transfer protocol you would like to use for OpenVPN connections
  • Customize the TCP Port and UDP Port if needed

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5. Certificates setup

  • Choose Router generated certificates
  • Click the Generate button
  • Press OK to save

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6. From the [VPN and Remote Access] > [OpenVPN] > [OpenVPN Client] configuration page

  • Choose the WAN interface for OpenVPN connection
  • Select the Protocol you would like to use, e.g. UDP
  • Specify a Config File Name
  • Click Export to save the VPN configuration file. It will be imported into the VPN Client later

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7. Go to [VPN and Remote Access] > [SSL General Setup] and select openvpn server (or any other name used in previous steps) as your server certificate

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VPN Client (Dial-Out) Settings

8. Go to [VPN and Remote Access] > [LAN to LAN] and create a new VPN profile

  • Allow OpenVPN Tunnel in Dial-Out Settings and choose the protocol (TCP or UDP)
  • Click Choose File and select the VPN configuration file saved in step 6
  • Hit the Import button

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9. Vigor Router will show a message to notify that the configuration import was successful. Click the VPN profile Index to continue setting up the VPN profile.

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10. If you have not selected the profile in step 9, go to [VPN and Remote Access] > [LAN to LAN] and click an index associated with the OpenVPN profile

  • Check Enable this profile
  • Select Dial-Out for Call Direction
  • Allow OpenVPN Tunnel in Dial-Out Settings
  • Enter credentials - Username and Password

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11. For Remote Network IP and Subnet Mask, input the IP subnet used by the VPN Server and set the Mode to Routing

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12. Go to [VPN and Remote Access] > [Connection Management] to see the VPN Connection Status

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