Looking for help in implementing my VPN arrangement, here’s the brief description: I have two locations, I call Main and Remote for the sake of discussion. I have two GL-AR750S at my disposal.
Main has a fixed public IP behind a firewall (in this case, a netgear orbi) and I can easily punch a hole in it’s firewall. It also has it’s own VPN server which I can optionally enable, but I don’t know how compatible netgear’s openvpn configs are with gl. The Orbi sitting at 192.168.1.1/24 currently. Main has a network of various servers, IP cameras, and IoT devices.
Remote is a small network of various devices, which include a server, IP cameras, IoT devices, and sometimes my laptop.
The issue I’m having is being able to have devices from either site access devices from the opposite sites. In a typical VPN arrangment, the expectation is laptops on the client side access server resources and you usually can’t have the server side access client devices.
How best can I accomplish bidirectional access? I thought about the TAP bridge mode, and downloaded the special firmware for that feature, but the interface appears to be too ‘chatty’ and consumes excessive upstream bandwidth due to broadcast traffic resulting in very poor performance and dropped VPN connections.
Any wisdom appreciated!