Introducing the OpenVPN WAN License!

Netflix and Amazon are not likely to be objecting to SpeedFusion, what is more likely the case is that the particular SpeedFusion hub being used is running on servers that Netflix and Amazon believe to be VPN breakout points which may (or are) being employed for copyright infringement.

In other words, it is likely the break-out IP address that is the problem, not the particular VPN technology that sends traffic through that IP address.



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Yes I totally understand that @zegor_mjol . But Still that problematic IP address is owned by Peplink and used by its speedfusion hub, so I’d expect peplink to fix that Ip address issue with Netflix and Amazon?
I don’t have much control on which public ip address is used when connecting to a Speedfusion hub server, so if one of their servers Ips is being banned by Netflix and Amazon, then they need to change it or fix the problem.


Hi. I think @zegor_mjol’s explanation is exactly correct. A couple of comments: First, I am not sure Peplink “owns” the subject IPs. Rather, they belong to the “cloud” provider that hosts the various SFC endpoints. So, it’s a matter over which Peplink has little of no control. (I’ll be pleased to be corrected on that by a Peplink employee if I am wrong.)

Second, even if the address(es) cold be changed that would do nothing more than invite a game of “IP whack-a-mole.”

It would seem that the better solution would be to discuss with those who are doing the blocking why they are doing so (as fruitless as that is likely to be.)

FWIW, the approach we’ve used a few times is to construct our own end-points with exit addresses that are not well known.

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I think that’s exactly what the likes of ExpressVPN, NordVPN etc get into. The more popular VPNs seem to generally win although I’m not sure how. I guess it’s just by having enough endpoints that are frequently changing, Netflex etc can’t keep up.

Yes, I’m sure that would be fruitless. The reason why they do it is to prevent people outside the USA from watching these services and therefore breaking licensing agreements with the content providers. ExpressVPN says on their home page, “Internet without borders Access any content, no matter your location. Say goodbye to geoblocks.”. Unfortunately it also stops the innocent user within the US who happens to use a VPN for some reason.

I agree that it’s not Pepwave’s problem.

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So would that mean that anybody who is using Speedfusion cloud in US will have to do the trade off not watching Netflix anymore? Or at least not through the Speedusion cloud WANs??

I route all my TV/roku devices outside of speedfusion.

So those were his results… what is a typical overhead percentage?

Hi Matt - I don’t think there is a set percentage of overhead and a lot depends upon what server you are connecting to. The closer you are the better generally speaking.

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Could this potentially be used to route DNS requests (and DNS requests only) over the VPN to the DNS server?

Hello @brightwolf,
You can use outbound policies to direct DNS traffic over the VPN.
Happy to Help,
Marcus :slight_smile:

@mldowling Thanks for suggesting, I was looking into outbound firewall rules but indeed, outbound policies seem to be what I need.
I have now acquired the OpenVPN WAN license and connected it to AirVPN. However, the status remains disconnected, it tries to reconnect every few seconds but apparently fails to do so.
How could I debug this? The event log is showing nothing.

@brightwolf, can you submit a ticket and attention to @TK_Liew so we could look into your situation?

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I was able to resolve this by generating an ovpn file on AirVPN’s Config Generator specifying OpenVPN version “>= 2.5” and data cipher “automatic”. With this ovpn file uploaded to the Peplink router AirVPN connected.
Note that these settings become visible only when selecting “Advanced Mode” in the config generator. Apparently, AirVPN’s default (version: “>=2.4”) does not work with the Peplink OpenVPN WAN client.


Hss anyone gotten inbound traffic to work on the OpenVPN WAN? I configured a Site2Site OpenVPN server on a pfSense and built a config for the Peplink. Everything connects and from the Peplink I am able to reach anything behind the pfsense. However from the pfSense side I am unable to get to any resources behind the Peplink. I am able to ping the OVPN and LAN interfaces of the Peplink but nothing connected behind it. I do have an outbound policy configured on the Peplink and I have set both firewalls to allow any to any for everything but still unable to get any traffic through. I have attached the ovpn config.

OVPN config:

dev tun
resolv-retry infinite
verb 3
#Use TLS packet to open port.
remote-cert-tls server
#Encryption Algorithm
cipher AES-256-GCM:AES-128-GCM
data-ciphers-fallback AES-128-CBC 
#Auth digest algorithm
auth SHA256
#Below 2 lines is where to connect to and how
remote 1194 udp4
proto udp
#Change the below IPs to match the tunnel. First IP will need to be this device.
#Compression type of Server
#Keep-alive every X seconds, Restart after X seconds
keepalive 10 60

CA goes here
cert goes here
key goes here
key-direction 1
tls key goes here

Were you able to get this resolved? I am having a very similar issue (OpenVPN Cloud).

Sort of, I got it working by selecting the little I next to NAT on the OpenVPN WAN and then changing it to ip forward. OpenVPN WAN for Site to Site - #3 by richard.vit I still had issues where if the Peplink disconnected for any reason the far end server would crash and I would have to restart it. Peplink support told me site-2-site via OpenVPN was not supported though so I haven’t messed with it much more.

Will the OpenVPN WAN License be available for the AP-One-AX? I am using the AP-One-AX as my main router and would love to have it.

@Gran, OpenVPN WAN is available in SD-WAN products only. AP One AX is categorized as WIFI product - Access Point.


Is the OpenVPN WAN License provide the means of making a Peplink Balance 20X serve as a Connector for CloudConnexa/OpenVPN?

Please note: I am specifically asking about Connectors. Not about OpenVPN in general. Thank you.

Hello, Aread.

You… using OpenVPN WAN license, you can configure a peplink device to be a connector inside of openvpn (Connexa).
I test it, one year ago. I stop, because they do a NAT between connectors.

I don’t have the configuration that I did… Just the screen below.