Use VPN to Access Your Network
N600 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
The screen displays the progress of the installation and then displays the final installation
10. Click the Finish button.
11. Unzip the configuration files that you downloaded and copy them to the folder where the
VPN client is installed on your device.
For a client device with Windows 64-bit system, the VPN client is installed at
C:\Program files\OpenVPN\config\ by default.
12. For a client device with Windows, modify the VPN interface name to NETGEAR-VPN:
a. In Windows, select Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network
b. In the local area connection menu, find the local area connection with the device
name TAP-Windows Adapter.
c. Select the local area connection and change its name (not its device name) to
If you do not change the VPN interface name, the VPN tunnel connection will fail.
Use a VPN Tunnel
After you set up the router to use VPN and install the OpenVPN application on your
computer, you can open a VPN tunnel from your computer to your router over the Internet.
For the VPN tunnel to work, the local LAN IP address of the remote WNDR3700v5 router
must use a different LAN IP scheme from that of the local LAN where your VPN client
computer is connected. If both networks use the same LAN IP scheme, when the VPN tunnel
is established, you cannot access your home router or your home network with the OpenVPN
The default LAN IP address scheme for the WNDR3700v5 router is 192.x.x.x. The most
common IP schemes are 192.x.x.x, 172.x.x.x, and 10.x.x.x. If you experience a conflict,
change the IP scheme either for your home network or for the network with the client VPN