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I currently have 2 routers. Router 1 is my primary gateway. It is actiontec wifi router that I got from frontier communications. (

Router 2 is a Netgear N600 Dual Band, DD-WRT based router . (

Currently, to extend my range of wifi in my new home, I have disabled DHCP on router 2 and connected its WAN port to Router1 LAN port. This has enabled roaming access across my home.

I have a couple of DVD players, a WIFI based inkjet printer and a network video recorder (NVR) based IP cameras. ( the IP cameras are connected to the NVR which acts as a switch and that is connected to a LAN port of my primary router).

Here is what I would like to achieve.

  • Access my IP camera's or other devices from starbucks or airport wifi, only after establishing a secure VPN connection to my home VPN server and not by simply entering the home IP address, port and username/password.

  • When on a open hotspot or when I am connected to my home wifi, browse the web via establishing a secure VPN connection to my home VPN server.

  • the DVD player in my home should be able to access Netflix, amazon prime etc, without having to go through VPN.

  • When I am on my home wifi, I need the ability to access other devices within my home network such as Wifi printer without having to establish a VPN connection.

I believe DDWRT has a OPENVPN server that I can setup.

Can anybody help me point to how I should get started on this, if it is even possible to get a setup like this.

I can switch my router 2 to become router 1 , if that makes the setup easier.

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Welcome to ServerFault. Please note that Server Fault is for Information Technology Professionals, and questions regarding home settings are unfortunately off topic. (You can read the FAQ here). SuperUser is probably the best place to ask this. – David W May 9 '13 at 20:41
Your VPN would be your IP so what you is confusing. There are hundreds of tutorials on how to do what your asking pick one follow it then ask a specific question you have. – Ramhound May 10 '13 at 0:15
Can you point me to couple of those tutorials? What is confusing you? – bcd May 10 '13 at 1:40

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