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Set Up a VPN Connection
A virtual private network (VPN) lets you use the Internet to securely access your network when you aren’t home.
Figure 17. VPN provides a secure tunnel between your home network and a remote computer
This type of VPN access is called a client-to-gateway tunnel.The computer is the client, and the router is the gateway.
To use the VPN feature, you must log in to the router and enable VPN, and you must install and run VPN client
software on the computer.
The router currently does not support iOS or Android VPN client software.Note
VPN uses DDNS or a static IP address to connect with your router.
To use a DDNS service, register for an account with a host name (sometimes called a domain name). You use the
host name to access your network. The router supports these accounts: NETGEAR, No-IP, and Dyn.
If your Internet service provider (ISP) assigned a static WAN IP address (such as 50.196.x.x or 10.x.x.x) that never
changes to your Internet account, the VPN can use that IP address to connect to your home network.
Specify VPN Service in the Router
You must specify the VPN service settings in the router before you can use a VPN connection.
To specify the VPN service:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
Use VPN to Access Your Network
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