Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

VPN Service

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    VPN Service

    I have a tp-link "router" (Archer 3150) which has a built-in OpenVpn server. I use that to access HS through HSTouch. The OpenVPN app on my phone connects quickly but it takes forever to pull up anything on HSTouch. I am not quite sure where the problem is but I suspect it's the router. I am saying this because when I look at the connection stats on the OpenVPN app on my phone it shows very little communication. Further, even if I pull up the IP of the HS computer it takes forever. So it doesn't seem to be HS.

    What are people using to connect to HS via VPN? Do you use a VPN server built into your home router? Or use a dedicated VPN device that sits between the WAN and router? Or some VPN software running on the HS computer?

    And I assume services like ExpressVPN, NorthVPN, etc don't help with this because they route traffic through their servers so from a HS perspective, this is still all just external. I will still have to get those services, though because I want to access content from countries that don't allow the content to be consumed outside their country.

    #2
    Originally posted by mulu View Post
    I have a tp-link "router" (Archer 3150) which has a built-in OpenVpn server. I use that to access HS through HSTouch. The OpenVPN app on my phone connects quickly but it takes forever to pull up anything on HSTouch. I am not quite sure where the problem is but I suspect it's the router. I am saying this because when I look at the connection stats on the OpenVPN app on my phone it shows very little communication. Further, even if I pull up the IP of the HS computer it takes forever. So it doesn't seem to be HS.

    What are people using to connect to HS via VPN? Do you use a VPN server built into your home router? Or use a dedicated VPN device that sits between the WAN and router? Or some VPN software running on the HS computer?

    And I assume services like ExpressVPN, NorthVPN, etc don't help with this because they route traffic through their servers so from a HS perspective, this is still all just external. I will still have to get those services, though because I want to access content from countries that don't allow the content to be consumed outside their country.
    Using a Sophos dedicated Firewall (with routing functionality) with Open VPN connection. What is the IPSEC VPN throughput of your device?
    Click image for larger version

Name:	image.png
Views:	73
Size:	42.0 KB
ID:	1609028‚Äč

    Comment


      #3
      Mine is using a Ubiquiti L2tp VPN. No issues with speed.
      HS4 Pro, 4.2.18.9 Windows 10 pro, Supermicro LP Xeon

      Comment


        #4
        Here with PFSense + use L2TP (years now), OpenVPN and Wireguard. I used to use L2TP with my Microsoft phones. Now with Android use mostly OpenVPN and Wireguard. I do have a tabletop with that I use that runs HSTouch / OmniPro Touch that boots up using OpenVPN and connects fine to Homeseer / OmniPro 2 panel. I have used this tabletop when traveling to rental homes or hotels. Works great. Mostly run OpenVPN client on my Linux laptops to connect to home automation, CCTV in house number two.

        I have helped peers (Homeseer and Leviton / HAI OmniPro 2 and HA) configuring OpenVPN server on their SOHO routers and it worked fine for me. (TX, TN, FL, NV, CA, et al). Very plug n play set ups which are much different than PFSense +.
        - Pete

        Auto mator
        Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU 16Gb
        Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro
        HS4 Lite - Ubuntu 22.04 / Lenovo Tiny M900 / 32Gb Ram

        HS4 Pro - V4.1.18.1 - Ubuntu 22.04 / Lenova Tiny M900 / 32Gb Ram
        HSTouch on Intel tabletop tablets - Asus AIO

        X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation-Tasmota-Espurna. OmniPro 2, Russound zoned audio, Alexa, Cheaper RFID, W800 and Home Assistant

        Comment


          #5
          I have been using Wireguard VPN Server setup on my Unraid server for Primary VPN connection and for backup have L2TP on my USG Pro. I have no issues connecting to anything Homeseer related through either setup. Decent fiber internet. 500/500.

          Comment


            #6
            I use wireguard. Runs on an rpi behind my unifi usg4pro firewall. Good throughput and almost instantaneous connection. Recently started running it "always on" on my Android phone and satisfied so far.
            -Wade

            Comment

            Working...
            X