So I bought the router the October 2012. After the first firmware update the unit is mostly performing well. Wifi strength is OK, but do wish it was better. I have had to power cycle it every now and then.
I have had the problem before, but this last month I finally decided to drill down to find, and hopefully fix, the problem. When I try and connect to several different VPNs the connection never establishes. Two VPNs I have tested are the SonicWall Global VPN and Meraki Client VPN. I have contacted SonicWall support and Meraki and we checked the logs on the VPN router and my connection never makes it to the unit. I called my ISP and verified they do not block anything. I bypassed my router and then the VPN connections establish right away and work. I called ASUS and after being on hold forever they confirmed with "higher up support" that ASUS's firmware does not support the ESP protocol for VPN connections.
So I spent this money on a router that is only a little over a year old and I need to replace it or find a fix. I tried looking at a 3rd party firmware, but I don't know what sites are trustworthy and that actually support this model ASUS.
Can someone tell me what 3rd party firmware I can use or recommend a good replacement router? My internet speed is 77/77 so I don't want anything that can't keep up with that.
EDIT: I have the ASUS RT-N65U
Best Answer +BudMan , 28 January 2014 - 19:35
I really find that hard to believe that does not support passthru
How to enable function—“VPN Pass through” with PPTP/L2TP/IPSec in RT-N56U?
1. Please launch a browser and go to the setting page of router; the default website of ASUS router’s setting page is http://192.168.1.1.
2. The setting steps of enabling VPN Pass through as following.
(1) Click “Advanced Setting”
(2) Click “WAN”
(3) Click “DMZ”
(4) Select “Enabled” in item—“VPN PPTP Passthrough”
(5) Click button—“Apply” and wait to update setting completely
※ The steps of setting L2TP and IPSec are as above description. The default of VPN Pass through with PPTP/L2TP/IPSec is “Disabled”.
Are you saying that option is not there, what specific firmware are you running?
Firmware 126.96.36.199f supports PPTP, L2TP, and IPSec NAT passthrough for VPN. A separate configuration tab for VPN has been created. LAN transfer speeds are incredible, networking is solid, wireless stability and range is far superior to a several Dual band DLink products.
Or how about here
4. in the main screen : GO TO ADVANCE SETTING (LEFT SIDE)
5. in the WAN section click on NAT Passthrough
6. ENABLE: IPSec Passthrough
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