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my router does vpn passthrough and is set up correctly. Does it also have to host the vpn?
ride95
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my router does vpn passthrough and is set up correctly. Does it also have to host the vpn?
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Greg

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Re: my router does vpn passthrough and is set up correctly. Does it also have to host the vpn?
John_Getzke
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Not sure I understand your question or problem, but I'll give it a shot.

No, you do not have to host the VPN server on your router.  That wouldn't do you any good for working around the limitations of the VZW network anyways since you are still on the same VZW network.  When you setup a VPN you normally want it to be on someone else's network so you can enable things like port forwarding and remote access.

The VPN Passthrough feature only allows your VPN clients to access VPN servers, its not the same thing as hosting.  If you want your router to auto connect to a VPN server (which is more common) that is something different.  VPN clients connect to VPN servers.  VPN clients are normally installed on your personal devices or your router.  VPN servers are geographically located somewhere else and on someone else's network.

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Re: my router does vpn passthrough and is set up correctly. Does it also have to host the vpn?
John_Getzke
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Not sure I understand your question or problem, but I'll give it a shot.

No, you do not have to host the VPN server on your router.  That wouldn't do you any good for working around the limitations of the VZW network anyways since you are still on the same VZW network.  When you setup a VPN you normally want it to be on someone else's network so you can enable things like port forwarding and remote access.

The VPN Passthrough feature only allows your VPN clients to access VPN servers, its not the same thing as hosting.  If you want your router to auto connect to a VPN server (which is more common) that is something different.  VPN clients connect to VPN servers.  VPN clients are normally installed on your personal devices or your router.  VPN servers are geographically located somewhere else and on someone else's network.

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