[Openswan Users] Need a VDSL2 modem known to work with Openswan

Alex Crow acrow at integrafin.co.uk
Sat Feb 23 14:00:29 EST 2013

Hi Durwin,

You don't want "ipsec passthrough" in most cases. As I said in my 
previous postings, just like SIP ALG, it is usually completely broken 
and if you can't disable it, you are quite often screwed. The Zyxels are 
pretty good  - isn't there a newer device in their portfolio that might 
suit? Netgear is also reasonable if you get the right model. I've heard 
some good comments about Billion but I've never used one myself. Also 
look at some of the more expensive routers that specialise in VoIP or 
security - just google for "Secure Router", "Security Router", etc. Many 
of them in fact have IPSEC built in, I got this:


to work with openSWAN with PSKs at least, in both 3DES and AES.

Sometimes if you're using DSL or Cable and facing these issues it's 
actually easier to get a modem instead and use your linux/bsd box to do 



On 23/02/13 17:05, Durwin wrote:
> I had a successfully working Openswan VPN using a qwest zyxel q100.
> After an 'upgrade' to Actiontec C1000A, my vpn stopped working.  It
> establishes a tunnel but no traffic passes through.  Manual on the Actiontec C1000A
> 'says' it has ipsec passthrough, but after a lot of troubleshooting I've
> been unable to get traffic through.
> So my question is, is any one using a VDLS2 modem with PPPoE and
> Openswan successfully?
> Thank you,
> Durwin
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