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Use VPN to Access Your Network
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AC1600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router Model D6400
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
Connections.
b. In the local area connection list, 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
NETGEAR-VPN.
If you do not change the VPN interface name, the VPN tunnel connection will fail.
Use a VPN Tunnel
After you set up the modem router to use VPN and install the OpenVPN application on your
computer, you can open a VPN tunnel from your computer to your modem router over the
Internet.
For the VPN tunnel to work, the local LAN IP address of the remote 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
software.
The default LAN IP address scheme for the modem 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 computer. For
information about changing these settings, see Manage the Modem Router’s LAN IP
Address Settings on page 203.
To open a VPN tunnel:
1. Launch the OpenVPN application with administrator privileges.
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