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Open VPN on Router or on NAS?

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I would like to setup openVPN service in my home network so I can access my FreeNas when I am in office.

 

And I found out I can ether set open VPN on my router (a ASUS ac56s flashed DD-wrt) or in my freeNAS machine as a plugin. 

 

As I know very little about networking, I really have no idea which solution will be better.

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I run it off our router (some netgear nighthawk). Probably the easiest option.

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32 minutes ago, unknownmiscreant said:

I run it off our router (some netgear nighthawk). Probably the easiest option.

 

20 minutes ago, Artyomka said:

It should definitely be a router. Makes things easier.

 

Thanks for the reply, I am just not sure if my little router be too weak to handle all the workload of encryption.

 

unknownmiscreant: your "some netgear nighthawk" is a powerful router than I wish I had bough in the first place. I really should cheap out on that a few years ago, when all my router have to do is to handle my slow ADSL network to a few computers.

 

Maybe it's time to upgrade. 

 

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16 minutes ago, Type 2501 said:

Thanks for the reply, I am just not sure if my little router be too weak to handle all the workload of encryption.

 

unknownmiscreant: your "some netgear nighthawk" is a powerful router than I wish I had bough in the first place. I really should cheap out on that a few years ago, when all my router have to do is to handle my slow ADSL network to a few computers.

 

Maybe it's time to upgrade. 

Try it and see. Setup for me was very simple. If not run it off the NAS. If you want/need a new modem/router for some reason upgrade and run it off that. The nighthawk has been very good. 

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Ryzen 7 1700x (4.05GHz)

EVGA GTX 1070 FTW ACX 3.0

16GB G. Skill Flare X 3466MHz CL14

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EVGA SuperNova 850 G2

Intel 540s 240GB, Intel 520 240GB + WD Black 500GB

Corsair Crystal Series 460x

Asus Strix Soar

 

Laptop:

Dell E6430s

i7-3520M + On board GPU

16GB 1600MHz DDR3.

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2 hours ago, Type 2501 said:

 

Thanks for the reply, I am just not sure if my little router be too weak to handle all the workload of encryption.

 

It has some decent hardware inside, it should be enough to handle a VPN server. If not just switch to NAS.

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If you're just wanting to access files, you ideally don't want to go over VPN. Both you and your job wouldn't want to bridge the two networks.

 

Look at setting up Nextcloud or Owncloud, which gives you a "dropbox" like experience.

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