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VPN options for Sever and Client.

Having the option for a VPN client connection would be great. With s curry and safety every network should be using a VPN. 

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  • Please provide the ability to tunnel from my eero edge device to a third party VPN provider. 

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  • I wanted to add a few speculations as to why eero might be delayed on implementing OpenVPN:

    To allow good quality speeds and service, the router handling the VPN must have a much more powerful CPU that normal routers. It is also preferable to have multi-core CPU for VPN protocols that can handle that (one core for encryption, another for standard routing functionality).

    I purchased a Netgear R7000 for just this purpose and it worked great while it was my gateway (before I installed eero). Unfortunately I found out only after purchasing 6 eero devices that the eeros do not handle double-natting well at all, and very often drop packets, causing tons of issues with internet browsing. That forced me to remove my VPN router until I can find a solution.

    All that being said, though, I would welcome an eero unit that was specifically developed with a powerful multi-core processor as a VPN gateway for the network. I would gladly purchase a single unit to act as my gateway. Optimally it would support multiple secure and performant VPN protocols, including IKEv2/IPSEC, OpenVPN, etc.

    Net neutrality is in jeopardy, and like so many others mentioned, we need to do what we can to make it ineffective for our right to privacy to be taken from us.

    Thanks!

    ~Mike

    PS: if anyone has found a solution to the double-natting issue with eeros (I would rather not put my eero in bridge mode, since I love the eero features), please let me know!

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  • Outbound privacy in today's internet climate is really important. What I'd love to see, at a bare minimum is:

    -OpenVPN Support
    -A mechanism to combat DNS leaks (Is this necessary if the router is handling the VPN?)
    -A setting that, if activated, will push a notification to the Eero app and then kill WAN traffic until the user intervenes, should the VPN connection go down.

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  • Hey everyone –

    Just in case you didn't see, in December, we will be launching our partnership with Encrypt.me VPN for eero Plus members. In addition to VPN, members will also get access to 1Password for password management and Malwarebytes for virus scanning.

    For more: https://blog.eero.com/eero-plus-gets-even-better-with-vpn-password-management-antivirus-and-ad-blocking/

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      • Snorange
      • Snorange
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Jeff C. Encrypt.me is a great perk, but unless I misunderstand - it's not running from our Eero's (and thus protecting all our the devices on our networks.). Rather, it's something we can install on our compatible machines (and as such, provides different functionality than what I think most of us were hoping for.)

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      • Gumbee
      • Gumbee
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Jeff C. I missed this. Thanks for the heads up! While this is definitely a step forward, I would still prefer the eero to act as my VPN gateway instead of individual clients within my network. If VPN connectivity is established at the gateway, I know *all* of my traffic is encrypted beyond my ISP regardless of platform (including unsupported encrypt.me OS's/devices) or requiring household users to enable a client.

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      • jwilson
      • jwilson.1
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Jeff C. Props to Eero for providing yet another good update. For any advanced users reading this, you can simply set up a Raspberry Pi and set up a VPN on it, which is what I have done.

      There are some handy installers you can use to very easily get it set up quickly. Some configuration required to support loopback, but it does VPN native on your network and does anything you need it to. A good fun project you can do if you can handle the technical aspect of it.

      Otherwise, this VPN sounds like a different option that can provide a secure connection. Not sure how it acts though on your local network, given that is another big reason why you would want to use a VPN, so you can access local network resources securely remotely,  Hopefully, the Eeero VPN add-on provides similar functionality.

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      • Jeff C.
      • eero Community Manager
      • Jeff_C
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Snorange That is correct. I'll be sure to continue to share this feedback with the team. The great thing about encrypt.me is you can 1. use it on an unlimited number of supported devices and 2. get VPN coverage both while at home and on the road.

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      • Snorange
      • Snorange
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Jeff C. I currently use Encrypt.me on my phone and tablet (and have since it was Cloak.) It's been a great service, and I'm glad to see it offered with Eero Plus.

      However, we really need the ability to let our gateway handle our VPN tasks. It unburdens our own machines, and allows protection to expand beyond OS's supported by any given VPN.

      My ideal, personally, would be to see Eero support a service (like Encrypt.me) right on the gateway, AND provide an OpenVPN interface. Many of the other well-liked VPN providers (such as PIA) can be connected to by an OpenVPN client.

      With gateway integration, whether through Encrypt.me , OpenVPN (or I would hope, both), Eero would need to handle DNS leaks, IPV6 leaks and kill WAN connections should the VPN go down (or provide the option to enable this functionality). Push notifications of VPN connectivity issues are key.

      I really hope to see this. Privacy problems are getting out of hand, and your hardware is in a unique situation to make this possible for a lot of people - including those who aren't the savviest. Privacy shouldn't be only the domain of the technically sophisticated, and I think this is a value shared by your company.

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      • Snorange
      • Snorange
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Jeff C. Related question - how is Eero Plus providing it's antimalware, etc, to an encrypted connection?

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  • Pleae add OpenVPN client option within eero.

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  • Another request for native VPN, please. Having to install SW on every client attaching to the network separately is not a very secure environment. 

    Also, encrypt.me  does not protect Chromebooks - encrypt.me has no Chromebook support, and there are a LOT (many millions and millions) of Chromebooks out there.

    I get that Eero is looking for non-HW income streams, and options like Encrypt.me are linked to Eero Plus annuities they want to establish, but that can exist along-side an "expert/advanced" option for VPNs that allows more sophisticated users to stay w/Eeros while more effectively and responsibly managing our home security and privacy.

    I have subscribed to Eero Plus, and am happy to retain that subscription even if only for VPN access while away from home, but I REALLY want a native VPN option on Eero. 

    I left Orbi for Eero due to current Orbi stability issues, but Netgear will work those out over time, and Orbi supports VPN, which will tempt me (and others) to move on from Eero. 

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  • I would also like to see the VPN handled by the Eero box.  If the Net Neutrality rollback survives, I think there will be a tremendous consumer demand for this VPN choice as Internet Service Providers (ISP) will now be able to charge different rates for access to different services such as Netflix, Amazon, etc. Having an Eero based VPN will frustrate the ISP's attempt to charge differently for different services as they won't be able to see who you are talking to other than Eero. As you can't run "Encrypt.me" on a Roku box, there has to be a network option otherwise ISP's will know who you are talking to.  This should be dead simple for the consumer to implement that is why a simple (Use VPN for Internet Services?) question would be a hit with the consumers.  And yes I'm willing to pay more for this.

    And it would be nice if this VPN choice for mobile devices on the home Eero network would work with something like "Encrypt.me" so that if it sees the mobile device is working on the home network that is has encryption enabled, it doesn't bother encrypting the traffic.  Otherwise the mobile device encrypts.  But this is not as crucial as getting a network VPN choice implemented.

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  • +1, VPN Server and Client OpenVPN support for eero.

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  • +1. I would join Plus if this was built into the device rather than me having to setup my own VPN gateway to route my networks traffic to Encrypt.me (or another VPN). i would also love to have a feature of determining which traffic goes through VPN and what doesn't, for example, I may not want Netflix or Amazon Video traffic to go through VPN but all other web traffic to be on VPN.

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  • need openVPN support. I dont want to put an ASUS router in front of my Eero network.

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      • philek9
      • philek9
      • 10 mths ago
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      KatchMeRacing Is this even possible?

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    • philek9 it is possible to put an asus router in front of the eero one. Eero currently does no offer vpnserver option

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  • Any update on this ??

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  • Encrypt.me should be native in the eero or allow other VPN to be native in eero. I love my eero but not being available to add a VPN in the eero has been sad and I'm looking other options of routers which I don't want too because I love my eero but my security is at risk.

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  • +1  uptick

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  • +1 request for both native OpenVPN server support in order to connect to LAN from remote external networks, as well as separate VPN client support for outbound connections from LAN to protect/encrypt traffic and prevent ISP inspection (EG: Private Internet Access, Nord, TorGuard, etc)

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  • A proper VPN server that I can setup, and use to connect to my local network when I am away - would be really nice.  Please use IPSec, and all the latest and more secure protocols, and if possible, a wizard to configure it easily!  In managing my network at home, I have had to become a bit of a network engineer.  While interesting and fun, I am now at the edge of what I can do, and really would like a simple user experience for this feature!

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  • +1000. Please add a client VPN option to several major VPN providers. OpenVPN and WireGuard clients would also be great.

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