I could need some help with this problem I’m having. I’ll admit right away I dont know much about networking and VPNs so please bear with me. I will also try to explain everything in details so to give a clear picture of my case.
My setup is as follows (pretty basic):
A cable modem/router working in bridged mode. Provided by the ISP when I upgraded my connection.
ASUS RT-AC66U Wi-fi router
Wired devices: Desktop computer, Home server, Android TV, AV Receiver, etc all with mapped IP address (through DHCP address reservation)
Various wi-fi devices
I wanted to connect only two wired devices on my LAN (Android TV & Home server) to the VPN.
I decided using my ASUS router’s VPN feature to do that.
I followed the guide here: https://support.goldenfrog.com/hc/en-us/articles/222083028-VyprVPN-OpenVPN-Setup-for-AsusWRT
All in all pretty easy. Thanks to the feature of AsusWRT-Merlin firmware I was able to specify which devices I wanted to have their traffic routed through the VPN.
The two devices are now connected through the VPN.
However the problem is that I am not able to access my home server from WAN anymore.
I tried to do as I did before, just typing the Public IP and specify the port (I have portforwarding rules created for that) but to no avail. It worked perfectly before I started using the VPN but it doesnt anymore.
I disabled NAT Firewall on my VyprVPN account, no dice. I created a DDNS account and tried to access my server through that, nope (I am able to access my router’s web admin though).
Could the problem reside on the modem/router? Or I overlooked some settings in my router?
Could someone give me a hand here? I’m quite lost, I’m sure the solution is round the corner but I cannot find it.
Thanks in advance