Use VPN to Access Your Network
N600 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
Use VPN to Access the Router’s USB Device and Media
To access a USB device and download files:
1. In Windows file manager, select the Network folder.
The network resources display. The ReadySHARE icon is in the Computer section and
the remote WNDR3700v5 icon is in the Media Devices section (if DLNA is enabled in the
2. If the icons do not display, click the Refresh button to update the screen.
If the local LAN and the remote LAN are using the same IP scheme, the remote
WNDR3700v5 icon does not display in the Media Devices and Network Infrastructure
3. To access the USB device, click the ReadySHARE icon.
4. To access media on the router’s network, click the WNDR3700v5 icon.
Use VPN to Access Your Internet Service at Home
When you’re away from home and you access the Internet, you usually use a local Internet
service provider. For example, at a coffee shop you might be given a code that lets you use
the coffee shop’s Internet service account to surf the web.
The router lets you use a VPN connection to access your own Internet service when you’re
away from home. You might want to do this if you travel to a geographic location that doesn’t
support all the Internet services that you use at home. For example, your Netflix account
might work at home but not in a different country.
Set Up VPN Client Internet Access in the Router
By default, the router is set up to allow VPN connections only to your home network but you
can change the setting to allow Internet access. Accessing the Internet remotely through a
VPN might be slower than accessing the Internet directly.