how I build a VPN tunnel to Fritzbox 7490?


#1

I own a GL-AR300M. I would like to use this to go in a free WLAN on my home router (Fritzbox 7490) in to the Internet. So build a VPN tunnel to Fritzbox. How must the GL-AR300M be configured? How are the attitudes with the Fritz box?


VPN tunnel to FritzBox via IPSec IKEv1 with mutual PSK and Xauth
#2

As far as I know, not possible with default fritz box software. It is possible using freetz and OpenVPN.


#3

pls use openvpn. I think it works with Fritzbox


#4

No - using another firmware on the Fritzbox is not the right way.
Not every user is allowed to flash a third-party FW on his router.


#5

Unfortunately, Fritzbox doesn’t support openvpn protocol, if you don’t want to use Freetz firmware which is with openvpn supoort. Best solution to connect a whole network to an Access Server is to set up a Linux gateway client system as described here in the site-to-site setup guide.


#6

Thank you for your answer.
Setting up openVPN isn´t that hard - because it has been made easy for users.

It is possible to connect openWRT and the Fritz!Box with VPN - but it has never been made easy.
This guy did it (somehow): VPN Tunnel in Repeater Mode

Here is a “how to” to configure openWRT and the Fritz!Box:
https://www.mundhenk.org/blog/fritzbox-openwrt-vpn
I don´t think it is the right way to import a self configured file into the Fritzbox - to many errors can happen.

It is quite easy to configure a VPN via Andriod/iApple as you can see here:


You only have to add a user to the FritzBox and give him the rights to use VPN.

Fritzbox does not have Travel-Routers - otherwise i would have bought one from them.
There are a lot of Fritzbox users in Austria and Germany who would love to have this feature.
I know many people who have home-automation and want to take a look at it if they are not at home - using the phone is not so comfortable :wink:
I don´t think that many of them know about the possibilities this routers are providing. I found them “accidentally” about a week ago - and it´s a real great gadget!

So please try to impliment this feature to your great “little” routers - It would be great if i could just “switch” vpn on and be connected with my FritzBox.


How to add IPSEC/L2TP support?
#7

Fritzbox is so popular in Germany. It is good to add support to their routers.

Short of resource and we’d focus on Wireguard now.


#8

Couldn’t agree more! This is an essential feature which is currently missing!!!

On top: the openVPN protocol is incredibly slow … L2TP support is URGENTLY needed! I love my GI-NET routers, but without an easy configurable L2TP VPN support … I’m close to switch to another router. Would be very unfortunate!

PLEASE: implement an ease to set up L2TP VPN support


#9

v2.27 supports l2tp.


#10

Thanks a lot! This means a VPN connection to a Fritzbox is now possible? Do you have a tutorial at hand how to set it (i.e. L2TP) up in v2.27?


#11

Not sure if it works for Fritzbox, but you can have a try. Note that it only is beta version.


#12

Hi,
thanks a lot. My feedback:

  • unfortunately l2tp does not work with my FritzBox
  • with another VPN provider l2tp does work. But it is much, much slower than ptpp using the same VPN server

#13

I got this to work: