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OpenVPN Bridges


  • We are very exited about a new feature which is now part of MESHdesk as well as APdesk.
  • With this feature you can bridge one or more of the entry points (or SSIDs) with a OpenVPN tunnel that can sit any place on the Internet.
  • I can now for instance connect to a SSID in South Africa while it will appear that I am browsing from an IP Address that is located somewhere in Europe or North America.
  • This feature opens up the door to so many new possibilities but those we leave to your own creative powers.
  • Our tests have proven that there is not reason for a dramatic drop on bandwidth while going this route, in fact, depending how and where you connect, you might even experience an increase in available bandwidth!
  • We are sure by now you are in a dire need to check out this feature. Unfortunately the initial setup can be quite involved, but once everything is in place it should run like a Swiss watch.
  • We will follow a divide and conquer rule and break the tasks up into categories in order to accomplish our goal.

Steps Involved

  • Prepare the hardware and OS
  • Install and configure OpenVPN
  • Install and configure CoovaChilli
  • Configure RADIUSdesk
  • Configure MESHdesk
  • Configure APdesk