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Hi there

I wish to set up a second router after the usual one from my isp, that runs a vpn connection, but I'm having some trouble with the settings..

So I have my normal router, from my isp with the ip address 192.168.1.1 and a dhcp.
Plugged in to this router I have another one, which shall connect to the vpn-service. Like this I will have two wireless networks. The "Normal" one directly to my isp & the vpn one.
I can't seem to get the vpn one going though.
My vpn router at the moment has the ip address 192.168.0.1 (D-Link Dir-600)

Can somebody help me with the settings?
Do I need the static or dynamic setting?
Static: snip 20201001102859 static — Postimages
Dynamic: snip 20201001102838 — Postimages

If dynamic - what exactly do I have to enter into the L2TP IP Adress, the Gateway IP Address & dns?
Do I have to consider anything with the ip-addresses of the routers?

I have the Domain name of the vpn-service that I entered into the Server ip-address + username & password.
MAC address doesn't seem to be required..

Thanks for you time..
 

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You don't connect 2 routers together. When you do, you run into the problems you're having. Pick one router to use then follow the instructions from your VPN service for setting it up.
 

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I’m actually planning to do this.
It’s possible but it must be setup right.
There are a few tutorials on YouTube.
Search for these on YouTube:

Connecting Two WIFI Routers Together Using A Hard Wired Connection & Sharing The Internet

Making A Dedicated VPN Home Router Using A Regular Router TP Link WR940N Private Internet Access PIA

I’m actually going to use something called a “DD-WRT” router.
DD_WRT is the firmware that controls the router.
You replace the OEM firmware with DD_WRT.
You can do a search on YouTube for: dd-wrt router.
For an idea of what is involved, you can watch some tutorials.

It seems to me that the most important steps is to set the second router on a different Network and the IP range that the existing router uses.

You can also look at this:

How To Install DD WRT On A TP Link WR940N WIFI Router

I was not of a mind to install dd-wrt so I purchased a router from Ebay with dd-wrt installed.
I think it’s a bit more difficult to get it right than one might think.
Google is your friend!!
Google dd-wrt to find out if the router is compatible.

Joe
 
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