Tunnel for WiFi privacy

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by hastur, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. hastur

    hastur Networkin' Nut Member

    I have been successfully running Tomato 1.28 on my Buffalo WHR-G54S. It's more reliable than my power.
    I recently acquired an iPhone 3GS and have been using a netbook running Ubuntu for a couple of years. A few months ago, my server died. I had been using it as a SSH tunnel destination for the netbook, to stop the WiFi snoops, and I'd like something to replace the tunneling feature. If money were no object, I'd just replace the server and be done with it. As you can probably guess, money is an object and I'd like to do this as inexpensivley as possible. I have a DynDNS address already, so that's not an issue.

    The way I see it, I have the following options, no particular order,

    1. Run TomatoUSB (or another version of Tomato) with PPTP or L2TP on my existing router. This would be the least expensive and probably the least trouble to setup. The iPhone comes with these installed. TomatoUSB Lite would work, since I don't need Samba. I just don't know what else is missing and will it run PPTP or L2TP on the G54S. The docs say "NoUSB-Std (4MB flash) only". I assume this means the Lite version has a problem with my router.

    2. Run some version of Tomato, on my existing router, and SSH in. I'd have to find an iPhone version of SSH that allows tunnels. I'm not sure it exists.

    3. Run some version of Tomato with OpenVPN on my existing routher. I'd have to jailbreak the iPhone, though it isn't my first choice, I will do it if I have to.

    4. Run some version of Tomato with PPTP, L2TP or OpenVPN on a new router. The Buffalo is a great machine, but it has a small memory. I would probably pick up a Asus RT-N16.

    5. Jump into the DD-WRT world and find something that will run on my WHR-G54S. There seems to be less order in the DD-WRT world, but I'm sure I could find something.

    If there is anything I've missed, please let me know. There seems to be a tremendous amount of information out there, I'm just having trouble sorting it all out. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


  2. hastur

    hastur Networkin' Nut Member

    I know it's not considered good form to reply to your own post, but I thought I'd clarify a bit.

    Are any of my options not possible? If it's possible, I'll load TomatoVPN Lite (or Std.) and PPTP on my existing router.


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