VPN Client (Beta)

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    Alamosoft

    This is confusing. I am in beta mode and cannot find a VPN Client button on the Firewalla app. Can you be more clear as to the steps required to access this Button?

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    Melvin Tu

    The Box & App should both be in Beta to use this feature.

    Go Settings->Advanced -> Beta program, switch on "Join Box beta program"

    If you are using iOS, make sure you have installed the latest version App 1.31(15) from TestFlight. 

    If you are using Android, the feature is coming shortly after, please be patient.

     

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    Daniel Wren

    Was wondering when the ability of username and password authentication be available?

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    Alamosoft

    I downloaded the OpenVPN profile from my NordVPN account and imported it into the Firewalla app. The issue is that your app allows saving the NordVPN profile password but not the username so I cannot connect.

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    Melvin Tu

    @Daniel, @Alamosoft

     

    Sorry for the trouble. We are working on it. No committed date on that yet. We have a bunch of features coming together...

     

    Melvin

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    Augustus Ho

    Is there an example on how to create a new profile if I want to use a 3rd party VPN provider?

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    Melvin Tu

    @Augustus,

     

    Usually the ovpn file should be provided by the 3rd party VPN provider instead of writing your own.

     

    And you can import the ovpn file or create a new profile (and copy/paste the content). We'll make a video on that soon.

     

    And please be aware that this is still beta and username+password is not supported yet.

     

    Melvin

     

     

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    Michael S

    Hi Firewalla Team,

    if I SSH into /home/pi/.firewalla/run/ovpn_profile

    could I place an ovpn and auth file in that folder that the firewalla device would recognize?

    I have a 3rd party VPN but it requires Username and Password.

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    Melvin Tu

    Not really. There are a couple of other places need to update.

     

    I suggest you wait for our next release, which natively supports the username and password.

     

    The release will be pushed to alpha branch in next 1-2 days.

     

    Melvin

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    Michael S

    thanks Melvin!

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    Andy Taylor

    Just testing this now. On Android there is no option to import a profile, also when pasting one in, the "save" button stays greyed out.
    Using iOS is more successful, I can import a profile, did a UDP and TCP from NordVPN. Next I see that I need to move devices from simple mode to static IPs on 192.168 network, so I fix two of my devices, they now show on the overlay network, I enable them both, click save and it looks like it's working, but when I test my IP, they show my normal IP not the VPN address.

    Question, do I need a blue Firewalls for this to work?

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    Keny1st7427

    Im beta user. When I clicked on to use 3rd party VPN, it didn't show me to import file. Only manual configuration is showed. If that's the case, how do we manual config it? Thank you.

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    Andy Taylor

    Ok I spoke too soon, I went out and came back home and t looks like it works now.

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    Andy Taylor

    Melvin, the latest Beta update (with notes "allows import of profiles") on Android still doesn't work. The import button now appears but when I browse to my Nord VPN UDP saved file, it's greyed out for me. Contrasting with my iOS experience, which works fine and am able to install a VPN profile fine. Just to add I'm  on Android 9 using a Motorola G6 

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    Melvin Tu

    @Andy,

     

    Thanks for trying. The import bug should have been fixed in latest version (2.44.26), please have a try.

     

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    Melvin Tu

    @Keny1st7427,

     

    Please upgrade to latest beta release (2.44.26), it has the import function.

     

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    Andy Taylor

    @Melvin Tu, newest beta works great! Thanks for the quick release. Great job!

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