Hi there, let me preface that I would say I’m decent with computers but absolutely hopeless when it comes to networking, so I apologize in advance for likely not understanding the responses I’ll get and need clarification. With that in mind, if any potential help could be in plain english and like you’re explaining it to a 5 year old that would be much appreciated
So I have an Edgerouter X SFP I just bought after my old ASUS router started dying. I got it setup and working okay after struggling a bit and watching some youtube videos on how to get the optimal setup but it is working for me.
Now what I’m trying to do is setup a travel router to connect to another router I have plugged into the Edgerouter at my house so I can use my home IP while traveling. I had it setup on the ASUS router fine but for some reason now when trying to recreate the setup and I turn on the wireguard on the travel router, I just get a “client is starting, please wait…” message and nothing ever changes. The error message I keep getting in the log is:
user.notice: execute ifdown event on interface wgclient (unknown)
user.notice firewall: reloading firewall due to ifdown of wgclient ()
daemon.notice netifd: interface ‘wgclient’ is setting up now
user.notice wireguard-debug USER=root ifname=wgclient ACTION=REKEY-GIVEUP SHLVL=1 HOME=/ HOTPLUG_TYPE=wireguard LOGNAME=root DEVICENAME= TERM=LINUX SUBSSYSTEM=wireguard PATH=/user/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin PWD=
daemon.notice netifd: Interface ‘wgclient’ is now down
daemon.notice netifd: Interface ‘wgclient’ is setting up now
then it loops back to the beginning error message
I’m trying to follow the steps that are in this video which I was able to setup on the ASUS router quite easily.
I suspect something is wrong with the port forwarding setup on the edgerouter, but I’m not sure what since the interface there is much more complicated than it was on my old router. Right now I tried:
WAN interface - eth0 (port where my modem plugs into the Edgerouter)
Hairpin NAT and Auto firewall disabled
LAN interface - eth4 (port where the GLInet Beryl is plugged into)
Original port - 51820 :: Protocol - Both :: Forward-to address - the 192. address that is assigned to the router plugged into eth4 :: Forward-to-port - 51820
I also tried having WAN interface as eth4 and no LAN interface, I’ve tried toggling Hairpin NAT and auto firewall on and off, and nothing seems to work.
Again sorry if this is super noob or I said something dumb. Part of me feels like I should just return the edgerouter and get a more user friendly router since I feel like I’m in way over my head with this thing, but I feel like once I get it setup I won’t need to mess with it too much. Any help at all would be appreciated, thank you very much!