I just got a GL-MT300N-V2, which I want to use as wired OpenVPN client to place it between my network and a TV streaming box. To save power, the Router is to turn on/off with the TV and shall automatically connect to the VPN when booting. Moreover, to avoid difficulties, it shall only pass through internet when the connection to the VPN server is done (I use HMA UDP). When I received the Router, it had firmware 2.272 installed (I believe). In that firmware, there was a tick-box for the function of only connecting via VPN, but after upgrading to 3.012, this option has disappeared!? I guess I can still set it -or program it- in the advanced setup somewhere, but I am an absolute greenhorn, when it comes to OpenWRT. Could you please help? Are there any other settings I should be aware of for my purpose?
By the way, after upgrading the firmware I also seem to have some general difficulties connecting to the VPN service. It only works around every second time. The old firmware appeared to work better during my initial testing… Did anyone else experience this problem? Is there a solution? Can I install the old FW from somewhere?
Finally, I haven’t actually tested the TV setup yet, because I wanted to be absolutely sure the VPN connection was stable first, but when I was searching the forum for answers to the above questions, I noticed that the GL-MT300N-V2 is actually rather slow for OpenVPN. Is my idea of using it for TV completely unrealistic? If so, what would be a better (cheap + easy + secure) solution?
Thank you very much for your input and sorry if the topics have been covered already.