For anyone who is interested (n00b here), i got it to work (branch to pfsense only): Phase 1 remote subnet on pfsense has to be with responder only option checked. on Huawei Side, the following command had to be configured: ipsec authentication sha2 compatible enable the result is: The problem now is that pfsense does not direct traffic with destination to remote subnet (i.e. through IPSec, it uses WAN0 for that. any ideas? [update] working now, was pinging from the wrong device.