Best router for getting a German IP from abroad

Hi all!

My situation:
I want to connect to my work-computer with a German IP address, from Italy. (my work uses its own vpn sometimes, and i need to be doing zoom calls).

I understand I have three options:

  1. I get either the GL MT300 (BERYL AX) or the Slate Plus (GL-A1300), set up my nordVPN on it, and just connect through a German IP.
  2. I get either the GL MT300 (BERYL AX) or the Slate Plus (GL-A1300), I set up a WireGuard client and server on my home network. I VPN into my home network on occasion while away. For that purpose, I would purchase a more powerful home router as well.
  3. I purchase a solution from https://keepyourhomeip.com/ instead, they seem to have good reviews, and it would amount to about the same as costs for #2.

Any experiences or thoughts, to help me decide the best option for my situation would be much appreciated.

I would recommend the GL-MT3000. It has much higher OpenVPN and WireGuard speeds.

I do both option 1 and 2. However I do that on fully self configured stuff.

Option 2 is limited by your Home internet UPLOAD speeds (if the device does allow such high VPN speeds). You will be using your home IP, which generally is not seen as VPN ip address. It also does not cost you any additional costs. Your home connection does require to have a public IPv4 address, so your travel router can connect to it. For configuring VPNs between 2 GL-iNet routers, GL-iNet’s Good Cloud may actually help to get that configured.

Option 1 generally will be quicker as VPN provider will have proper infrastructure to run VPN servers. However the IPs they use may be listed to be used for VPN-clients, which may cause additional captchas or such fun you might encounter when using NordVPN.

Option 3 does everything option 2 has, but probably comes pre-configured to do that. And that configuring comes at a price…

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thank you groentjuh!
so basically:

  1. check my home internet upload speed (what speed am i looking for here as a minimum, for all of this to work?)
  2. Get a better home router ( i suppose another one from GL-iNet would be ideal?)
    3 .then use WireGuard + set it all up with Good Cloud ?

Option 3 I assume wouldn’t work either if my home internet upload speed isn’t super good, right? I assume at that point option 1 is what i’d need to fall back on.

Re: Option1: I dont mind the double vpn situation, as long as my emlpoyer wont flag it…

How much download speed do you need to have to work? Zoom easily wants 3.8Mbps. But maybe at the same time you might do some browsing/looking things up, so…

As I pointed out, that is basically option #2 but preconfigured. So home internet upload speed will be a possible bottleneck.

If you want Good Cloud to make some nice VPN between the two devices from GL-iNet would be required. If you know you way around with OpenVPN or Wireguard and can configure it yourself, then anything capable of running a OpenVPN server/Wireguard server with sufficient speed will do as home VPN server. A Raspberry Pi with PiVPN at your home could also work.

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ok cool,…

  1. Minimum upload speed or work: The preconfigured option #3 suggests in their FAQ “Your home Internet connection’s upload speed will really matter here and we advise at least 30Mbps.” - I dont currently have that ( I am at 10Mbps upload), but apparently my provider has a deal for no extra cost, so I might just do that.

I think I will try option #1 for starters with the GL-MT3000 as you suggested, and while my home-connection gets upgraded, I’ll try myself at setting up option #2

If you want Good Cloud to make some nice VPN between the two devices from GL-iNet would be required. If you know you way around with OpenVPN or Wireguard and can configure it yourself, then anything capable of running a OpenVPN server/Wireguard server with sufficient speed will do as home VPN server. A Raspberry Pi with PiVPN at your home could also work.

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I don’t really know my way around running a OpenVPN or Wireguard,… so I guess I would try it with Good Cloud as you suggested, is it somewhat straight forward? Also, which GL-iNet home router would you suggest in that case?

Thanks so much for the help