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    Firewalla

    You sure can.  You just need to connect over VPN, and access the NAS/Remote desktop just as if you are at home.  Everything will be encrypted 

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    Dxbjbox

    This is good to know. I connected with the OpenVPN client on my iPad. I can surf the internet but cannot access anything locally. I’m trying the MS RDesktop client and that does not work and cannot connect to my NAS system. I did noticed the VPN IP address is not the same as my local network. Any suggestions? 

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    Firewalla

    Can you connect via an IP address?  The VPN IP address is connected to your local network, so anything on your network is visible to you.

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    Dxbjbox

    That worked. Is there a way to configure the VPN connection to use my local DNS servers?

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    Dxbjbox

    If I use the fully qualified DNS name of the NAS box i’m able to connect. 

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    Firewalla

    Is your DNS something xxx.local?  If it is part of MDNS, it may not work, since firewalla VPN server is on a different network segment.  If it is part of the DNS system, one way is to add this line to your .ovpn file (advanced work)

    dhcp-option DNS 192.x.x.x  
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    Bill Langlais

    I have two homes. one in the US and one in Canada.  Could I put a firewalla in both locations to connect the networks together transparently and securely.   In addition to having access to the devices (computers, NAS ,,,) I would like to also remote desktop (I am windows) to connect from one machine to the other and I would also like to watch streaming services from my US based computer in Canada using remote Desktop.

    Will your devices allow me to do this without additional hardware, or if needed what else.   Also which of your devices, including the gold available on indiegogo would be the best for this?

    Thanks!

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    Firewalla

    Depends on your requirement, if you want both sites to see each other devices, you will need to use the site to site VPN.  See this article https://help.firewalla.com/hc/en-us/articles/360023379953-VPN-Client-Beta-

    When site to site VPN is enabled, make sure both sides have different networks. (For example, both CAN NOT BE ALL 192.168.1.x;  one can be 192.168.1.x and the other is 192.168.2.x)

    If you do not need access both ways, the simple client to server VPN is useful.  Same document will help you out 

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