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set up a router behind google nest - not working

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I am wanting to set up a VPN wifi router behind my google nest.  

I had this config working but recently it stopped.  I could not figure it out so i reverted teh VPN router back to default onfiguration to restart over and troubleshoot. 


I do not get very far with it. 

The router is running DDWRT with its WAN port connected into a switch that is connected to the nest wifi.  Everything on that switch connected to the nest wifi works perfectly. 


The DDWRT router has default config - this should allow me to connect through the DDWRT and the nest wifi router to the internet but I do not to the internet. 

When conencted (hardwired or by wifi) to the DDWRT router, i get a connection, i can ping the LAN port of the VPN router and I can see that it is connected to the  nest wifi  i has an ip address i can ping and i can ping teh hext router on its .1 default gateway address.  


But when i ping an ip address on the web, the packets are not successful - this whether i ping the ip address or by DNS name.  I can see also that the dns is being resolved to an ip address. 


When i connect to the nest wifi, i can ping the internet address by its ip address and by its domain.  There is something blocking this traffic and i thin its the nest wifi.  

it was working - all fully configures with VPN and then stopped - i dont know if there was an update to nest wifi but I do not recall doing anything that would have caused the issue and i just cannot fathom why standard default config DDWRT would exhibit these symptoms.

appreciate any ideas folks have. 




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Community Specialist

Thanks for sharing those troubleshooting steps, RachelGomez123.


Hi Tomkinsg,

I just wanted to jump in real fast to see if you saw Rachel's reply and to see if you still needed some help on this or if you were able to get it sorted out. If you are still needing some help, just let us know and we'll be happy to continue helping.


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Hey Tomkinsg,

Checking back in should you still have some questions here. Let us know by replying to this thread. 


Community Specialist
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Hello Tomkinsg, 

Due to inactivity, I'll go ahead and lock this thread in 24 hours. We'd be glad to help you further so if you still need assistance, feel free to start a new thread.

Kind regards,