DDNS and VPN question

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by crua9, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. crua9

    crua9 Reformed Router Member

    I'm thinking about getting the following router, and I was wondering if anyone can tell me if it's worth while.

    Also, I was wondering if anyone can tell me about the DDNS. I read this has it's own DDNS. Does that mean the thing makes it's own link, and I'm good to go? Can this software work with dynu.com?

    The VPN I'm currently using is https://www.privateinternetaccess.com
    How hard is it to setup a openVPN?

    How stable is this OS?

    Lastly, does this OS play nice with Ubuntu? I notice some N routers don't play nice with Ubuntu.

    Thanks for answering my questions
  2. crua9

    crua9 Reformed Router Member

    Can someone at least take a quick pic of the DDNS custom URL and the selection of DDNS
  3. eibgrad

    eibgrad Network Guru Member

    I don’t own one of their prepackaged tomato routers, but given it’s just using some variant of tomato, and tomato has long supported DNS-O-MATIC (which provides a centralized way to update multiple DDNS servers, including DYNU), I’d say you have nothing to worry about. And for all we know, it may support DYNU directly.


    As far as I can tell from their documentation, it’s just a typical DDNS implementation, the same thing you find on any tomato router.

    As far as OpenVPN setup, difficulty is always relative; it depends on your overall networking knowledge and skills. Obviously the point of buying one of these prepackaged routers is to minimize the complexities through preconfiguration. If they didn’t, what would be the point of including PIA integration? So I’m betting the most you’ll have to do is provide user specific information (e.g., username/password).

    As far as playing nice w/ Ubuntu, routers communicate w/ other devices using network standards (Ethernet, wifi, TCP/IP, etc.), all of which is utterly independent of any OS on any other device. Whatever you’ve may have heard or read about incompatibilities w/ Ubuntu or anything else has nothing to do w/ the router.
  4. crua9

    crua9 Reformed Router Member

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