I think you should look into the router brand that is for home networking
Well, I not really am into home networking...
When I use VPN, I use it in the traditional way. To connect two networks over a tunnel across internet.
IPsec is normally fine for that.
And again, undoubtedly many open source projects use and support OpenVPN, I have an OpenVPN server running on a Linux box.
However, that is not what I consider "supported by a router manufacturer".
I don't see OpenVPN support in native firmware for brandname network routers like Cisco, Juniper, etc, and for "home routers" it also
appears to be more an exception than the rule.
you can check out all ASUS routers. They obviously not an "odd product" . Asus is one of the top brand for router in 2019 if you google it. Their stock
firmware by default comes with all those features (policy base routing, opevpn/pptp/l2tp server and client) + mesh network as standard feature for router newer than 2017. If you look other home networking router forum, ASUS is pretty much the "standard" for home user. The other one is Edgerouter. Stock
firmware comes with those feature already as well. Edgerouter is also one of the main competitor for Mikrotik in home networking and small office networking area. https://www.snbforums.com/threads/edger ... 011.54442/
If you look at viewforum.php?f=13
, just by looking at their question and the scale they describe, you should realize that a lot of users use routeros for home networking. Unlike Cisco or juniper, their target is 100% on business. Home networking users contribute a pretty big user base. Mikrotik ignoring a big percentage of their user base seems a bit weird to me. For other major router discussion forum like this one, https://www.snbforums.com/forums/routers.7/
, Asus, Edgerouter, Mikrotik are the main one used by home networking users.
About 10 years ago, Mikrotik was the king for home networking. It had features that none of the home router brand had back then. That's why I bought my first Mikrotik router, Routerboard 800, which was a home networking grade router back then. However, other brand started to catch up in recent years as I mentioned in my last post. Some of those brands even have more features than Mikrotik, including both home networking and business networking area due to a much larger user base and support from the community.