Essentially I have a opened a port on my FFT box and set up the pass through to the intended device - all works well.
However, as soon as I connect OpenVPN via the AP1300 GUI, the port is no longer reachable from the internet, even though I’ve tried setting up the policy to exclude the intended device’s IP.
I also tried activating a guest network on the AP1300 (effectively removing the Mesh Router from the scheme) but still no luck.
Yes, and my provider doesn’t support it. But if I choose not to use VPN with the guest wifi, why would that matter? I was under the impression that feature is meant to bypass the VPN on the main wifi, whether it’s connected to the VPN or not
That explains it all then! How do I then stop using the VPN for this specific device?
Can explain in more detail what specific settings you made on both the FTTH and GL-AP1300?
I just forwarded a port from FTTH box to GL-AP1300, and then GL-AP1300 to forward to the Mesh router, and then Mesh router to the intended device. All the same and with the correct WAN/LAN IPs. On the GL-AP1300 Firewall page, I set up wan as External Zone and lan as Internal Zone
But when I use the alternate set up, the device connects to GL-AP1300’s guest wifi where I thought it was going to bypass all in/outbound traffic
I think the issue in my case is that if I set up the “do not use VPN with” policy in the GL-AP1300 with the Mesh router’s MAC address, all devices connected to the Mesh router will not have VPN, which is what I want to avoid (i.e. VPN should not be used exclusively for the intended device where I’m running the webserver
The Guest wifi subnet defaults to 192.168.9.x, so I added Port Forwarding from the router WAN to the target device LAN IP address 192.168.9.220 over TCP Port 8080.
I set the VPN Policy to not use VPN for the Guest network, which was a bit fiddly until I was sure the target device is not going through VPN.