I would like to set up a VPN service - probably NordVPN - at home and I’m not sure what the best setup would look like.
Right now I have Fios with a Ubiquiti router serving both 2GHz and 5GHz wifi networks. I have a spare Asus RT68U router I can put in service for this purpose.
My primary concerns are (a) privacy for browser-type devices, (b) performance for streaming devices (Fire Sticks, TVs, stereo, etc.) and © continued remote access to devices like Ring cameras and Nest thermostats.
I really like the management interface on the Ubiquiti router and all is working great there - I would prefer to keep it as the sole connection point for all of my wifi devices.
My thought was to install DD-WRT on the Asus router, install the NordVPN OpenVPN client, disable its wifi and and route all traffic through it using a wired connection:
Ubiquiti --wire–> Asuys RT68U --wire–> Fios Router --> Internet
But I don’t really care about privacy for the TVs and Fire Sticks and I’m not sure what, if any, problems might arise by routing them through the VPN. Is there a way, in DD-WRT, to only route some devices through the VPN? Like this:
Ubiquiti --wire–> Asus RT68U (Non-VPN) --> Fios Router --> Internet
-----------------------Asus RT68U (VPN) —>
Or is there a better way to approach this? I’d kind of like to avoid ebabling the WiFi on the Asus router because it’s just another thing to manage and like I said, I like the interface in the Ubiquiti.