Need a How-To

  • I need the Coffee Shop thing… I don't even know what to call it.

    Device –> openVPN --> WWW/internet/WAN

    When I'm out and about, if I get online with unsecured WiFi, I what a [tunnel?] secure connection to the home network that will put me thru to the WAN (and only that)

  • P.S. What I have

    Latest pfSense (on a Dual 1.8Mhz, 2Gb RAM, 60Gb HDD)
    60down/10up with 5 static IPs (only using one right now)
    1 Domain name
    3 NIC
    Assorted systems that I can add for server and what not.

  • What you want to configure is a full tunnel OpenVPN Remote Access Server.  Here is a link to the wiki:

    When you're going through the wizard, just verify that the "Redirect Gateway" box is checked.

  • Ok, I've read that, and quite a few other things for the last two hours. I don't see where it's pushing it back out the WAN, stopping it from logging into pfSense, or blocking the LAN

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    When you check the redirect gateway you will push a default gateway to the mobile client causing all internet traffic from that host to be sent up the VPN. From there it will hit the routing table and be sent out WAN. If you have automatic outbound NAT enabled it should all just work.

    Connect to the OpenVPN from an outside location, go to and it should look like you're browsing from home.

  • @Derelict:

    From there it will hit the routing table and be sent out WAN.

    So, I need to set this up in the routing table also?

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    No. In general it should work as long as you have automatic outbound NAT enabled.

    Is something not working?

    If not, post your config.

  • @Derelict:

    Is something not working?

    No, I just want to understand the settings before I implement them. I've had to Restore-To-Default once because of the major update to Snort, and me not understanding settings.

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