SmartSDR iOS wont connect over Internet using openvpn

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Having trouble getting SmartSDR iOS to work over Internet using IPad Air Openvpn only work once at a store public wifi wouldn't work at family members house openvpn would connect but couldn't connect to radio ,then at public llibary openvpn wouldn't connect . I am using Vpn feature of my netgear R7000 router.
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Ray Gustafson WB0HHM

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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Have you measured the upload and download speeds of your home and remote locations
Suggest u use a speedtest app on ur iPad to do the measurements. Speed Test by Ookla

Usually these issues are due to network speeds being too low.

Measures speeds with and without VPN connected and post them here
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Hi Ray. I use OpenVPN on pfsense at home. The speed is one issue but a simple test would be to see if you can ping the radio and any other hosts on your LAN. If you can then I would suspect network speed. If you can't, I would suspect something else. Most consumer routers have low processing power and aren't designed for heavy VPN use.  Also be sure that the router doesn't need any additional configuration like firewall rules. 
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Hi Ray, someone had a similar problem which was solved by putting the server and client on different sub nets. If you haven't seen it, this and other possible solutions were discussed here:
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Thanks for the help will check the best I can and see if I can get it working all the time
It work on Friday from a private home