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    Open vpn client on touch

    Hi,
    I was just asking myself if it would theoretically be possible to add some kind of open vpn client to the touch,
    so I could bring my touch to a friends house and remotely stream to it from my home network via openvpn.
    Anybody who has the skills to provide such thing?

    Thank you
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    Open vpn client on touch

    > I was just asking myself if it would theoretically be possible to add
    > some kind of open vpn client to the touch,
    > so I could bring my touch to a friends house and remotely stream to it
    > from my home network via openvpn.


    That's an idea I've been carrying around for a while (even before the
    Touch was officially launched). I considered simple ssh port tunneling,
    too. Alas, it never happened.

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    If you don't mind an additional box and using friend's wifi - I think something like a TP-link nano router ( https://www.tp-link.com/us/products/...TL-WR802N.html ) configured as a Client could provide the VPN (and wireless-n).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > I was just asking myself if it would theoretically be possible to add
    > some kind of open vpn client to the touch,
    > so I could bring my touch to a friends house and remotely stream to it
    > from my home network via openvpn.


    That's an idea I've been carrying around for a while (even before the
    Touch was officially launched). I considered simple ssh port tunneling,
    too. Alas, it never happened.

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    Michael
    Thank you, so you think theoretically it is possible to ssh the open vpn settings into the touch?
    Unfortunately I donĺt know much about linux,nor ssh, but maybe someone with the necessary skills will do the job for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    If you don't mind an additional box and using friend's wifi - I think something like a TP-link nano router ( https://www.tp-link.com/us/products/...TL-WR802N.html ) configured as a Client could provide the VPN (and wireless-n).
    Wow, that is a cheap and small solution.
    I will read about this device and then this might be it.
    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pommes View Post
    Wow, that is a cheap and small solution.
    I will read about this device and then this might be it.
    Thank you!
    There are many functionally similar small routers under similar names (e.g. travel routers from gl.inet https://www.gl-inet.com/ ) but availability in your country and ability to work as a client with your OpenVPN needs to be checked beforehand.

    edit:
    Looking a bit deeper - the following uses Openwrt so if you are a hacker - somehting like this might appeal.
    https://www.gl-inet.com/products/gl-mt300n-v2/
    Last edited by bpa; 2019-02-09 at 01:43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    There are many functionally similar small routers under similar names (e.g. travel routers from gl.inet https://www.gl-inet.com/ ) but availability in your country and ability to work as a client with your OpenVPN needs to be checked beforehand.

    edit:
    Looking a bit deeper - the following uses Openwrt so if you are a hacker - somehting like this might appeal.
    https://www.gl-inet.com/products/gl-mt300n-v2/
    Actually I flashed an old router with ddwrt longtime ago to run openvpn client.
    I think I will test it, and if successful buy one of those new tiny boxes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    Looking a bit deeper - the following uses Openwrt so if you are a hacker - somehting like this might appeal.
    https://www.gl-inet.com/products/gl-mt300n-v2/
    i would NOT buy something like that...
    That becomes very soon another pile in the electronik trashcan..

    Openwrt recommended 128 MB or more right now.
    Even the very 1st rpis got 256 MB RAM and something like rasbian with rpivpn is just something everyone can get to run.

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    I just bought a gl-mt300n-v2.
    I have openvpn server running on my synology nas and openvpn client running on the gl-mt300n-v2.
    Superb solution to connect to my music remotely.
    And the gl-mt300n-v2 is powered by the usb of my Squeezebox Touch.
    Totally recommend if you would like to use your Touch, and not the raspberry with PicorePlayer, which does work too with openvpn.
    Thanks for the hints!
    Regards
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    in another similar thread, User Ralphy described a way to run openvpn client directly on the touch itself.
    I am not a linux pro, i dont know how to do it, but i post the link to that thread here, in case anybody is interested...
    hopefully someone can explain me how to do it

    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...rding-any-tips
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