I typically use OpenVPN while traveling but I wanted to give ShadowSocks a try. I’ve got a ShadowSocks server running on a router at home and I’ve verified it to be working using a ShadowSocks client on my phone. I cannot however get my AR300M to connect. I’m running the 2.264 firmware.
In the Advanced router settings I’ve gone in to the “Services / ShadowSocks” tab but at that point I’m a bit lost on how to configure. I tried going in to “Server Manage” and added the connection info to my home router (leaving “Direct Key”, “Plugin Name”, and “Plugin Arguments” blank).
Back in “General Settings” I can now select the Alias I created in the “Transparent Proxy”, “Socks5 Proxy” and “Port Forward” sections (do I need all three? Just one?) and it will show all these as “Running” on the top of the screen.
In the “Transparent Proxy” section it then shows the “UDP-Relay Server” as “Unusable - Missing iptables-mode-tproxy or ip”. Not sure if this is a problem or not…
I can see that the process is running in the Status: ss-redir -c /var/etc/shadowsocks.cfg0a4a8f.json -l 1234 --mtu 1492 -f /var/run/ss-redir-cfg0a4a8f.pid
I think I got it working (and only used transparent proxy). When Transparent Proxy is OFF using https://www.dnsleaktest.com/ I see my location as the city my hotel is in. When Transparent Proxy is ON it shows my home city in another part of the country.
I solved the error of the UDP Relay Server by installing the <span style=“color: #222222; font-family: source_sans_proregular, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6667px;”> </span><span style=“color: #222222; font-family: source_sans_proregular, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6667px;”>ptables-mode-tproxy package from the app repo. </span>
So it appears to be working! MUCH faster than OpenVPN on this router… nearly the same speed as the hotel’s connection without a proxy server. The only difference than when I run a client on my phone is I cannot access my home router’s config page using the AR300M client. On my phone if I enter my home router’s LAN IP Address I can connect to the configuration menu. I cannot do this using the AR300M.
Other than the DNS Leak test page is there any other way I can verify I’m secure?