thanks spectre. I have not subscribed as yet to a vpn and am after my SH working as it should for all my children and banking stuff and the dd-wrt working for my laptop only which I use to only watch films etc. so what you describe here is the lan to lan method am I correct in thinking as appose to the Lan to Wan method. Basicly without confusing myself even more if i do what you say will both routers still be working as I wish.
edited... as i have previously done what you explain and understand that the sh will be in modem mode so my dd-wrt will be primary router. That is not what im trying to achieve
that is the plan. I am waiting for my secondary router to come through post at the moment. a few years back I flashed tomatoe on an old belkin but misses binned it it one of her cleaning frenzies. Ive not used wwrt as yet so was sort of pre-empting problems that I might come across when I try to get it all set up. I will try what you suggest first and see where that takes me thanks. Again with my pre-empting problems Ive read that some vpns behave differently with a cascaded router and might not work. Is that your experience? just so im aware before i sign up to a vpn.
at minute im bored at work so thought i would kill time.
I have never had any issues with VPN using the method I suggested. Only issue you will run into is device configuration.
In the method I suggested all you are really doing is connecting to a VPN from a device(dd-wrt) and sending traffic through that connection from other devices once you have the device configured correctly e.g with IP forwarding enabled(may not be needed with dd-wrt) you should not have any problems.
I use a similar method to what I have suggested but instead of using a router I just use a very basic VM to do the same thing. You could also use a raspberry pi.
This means I do no need all my devices connected to the VPN. I only need a VPN sub that only needs 1 connection instead of a VPN sub with a connection for each of my devices.
i have done a factory reset now. i had inet access before but now that i have access to the wrt router i have lost inet access. i will read up on what settings i need to change to regain inet access. any pointers would be appreciated.
Hello again. I have set up my secondary router with a L2TP vpn on dd-wrt but it fails to connect when I go to status and click connect under WAN tab so briefly i loose all connection to router then it comes back on. I do not have superhub in modem mode Idealy i wanted superhub serving family and sevondary hub serving kodi and netflix etc. Has anyone had this setup working at all or am i missing something