Teleport still supported and experience?
jasper22rh last edited by
I was thinking about buying an Amplifi HD + Teleport, but can't find it available for purchase anywhere. Does anyone know if this is a supply chain issue or whether the Teleport is headed toward the dustbin?
On another note, does anyone have any experience with the Teleport? I do a lot of traveling and have always wanted to connect to my home network while away with something that "just works."
A few questions I haven't been able to find the answers to online: Is it a Layer 2 or Layer 3 bridge into my home network? Will it reflect mDNS traffic over the VPN tunnel to access AirPlay and other services? Do I need a static IP at home with my ISP to make it work? My ISP switches my IP address every few months so have had trouble setting up a reliable, low-maintenance OpenVPN instance on my own.
Derek Saville last edited by Derek Saville
Hi @jasper22rh - the original HW Teleport has been discontinued although it does still receive firmware updates along with the rest of the HD range
The HW Teleport was replaced by the Teleport app for iOS & Android mobile devices only, and Router-to-Router Teleport for site-to-site connections, and the VPN was changed to a proxy that does not work in the same way as the HW Teleport
For a HW Teleport replacement I think many have turned to WireGuard solutions, such as the travel routers from GL-iNet (i.e. MT1300 Beryl) which you can use to very easily setup as a WG server at your home site (behind a main router requiring a simple port forward rule) and connect to via WG apps available for almost any client, and/or use a second one as a WG endpoint for traveling or site-to-site connections
If you need more complex routing then there are options such as Netgate pfSense+ which can be customized to your specific needs
If your public facing IP address changes often there are dynamic DNS services solution available such as DuckDNS
AmpliFi uses their backend cloud for establishing the Teleport connections so you never have to worry about IP address changes