Configuring ovpn interface on vlan



  • Hi folks
    I am trying to get pfsense working on an old thinkpad notebook with only one nic. i bought an netgear GS105E sitch and thanks to this thread, https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=28379.0, I managed to set up a VLAN for LAN and WAN. The problem now is I realized that I need a third interface for ovpn but have not got a clue how I need to configure it on the netgear switch. Could somebody please tell me how to achieve this? Thanks in advance for all sensible answers.



  • @Steve_Kovalt:

    Hi folks
    I am trying to get pfsense working on an old thinkpad notebook with only one nic. i bought an netgear GS105E sitch and thanks to this thread, https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=28379.0, I managed to set up a VLAN for LAN and WAN. The problem now is I realized that I need a third interface for ovpn but have not got a clue how I need to configure it on the netgear switch. Could somebody please tell me how to achieve this? Thanks in advance for all sensible answers.

    You don't need another VLAN or switch port for OpenVPN.  The OpenVPN connection is tunneled through your existing ports, and any OpenVPN interfaces in pfSense exist only there.



  • The TUN or TAP interface (depending on seup) that OpenVPN uses is a virtual interface that only exists in software, it is not bound to physical hardware like the standard network interfaces are.



  • Hi
    Thanks for your answers even if I don’t understand them, at least I know now that it is possible to work lol. In my normal setup I need to assign an interface to ovpn. I need only a client setup to access my ovpn Provider. So how do I setup it if I only have LAN and WAN Interfaces?
    Best regards



  • @Steve_Kovalt:

    Hi
    Thanks for your answers even if I don’t understand them, at least I know now that it is possible to work lol. In my normal setup I need to assign an interface to ovpn. I need only a client setup to access my ovpn Provider. So how do I setup it if I only have LAN and WAN Interfaces?
    Best regards

    Go to Interfaces > Assign and add a new Interface choosing your OpenVPN client setup (there will be a choice there assuming you've already set up the client). If you need more help, try the OpenVPN section at https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?board=39.0



  • Hi whosmatt
    Thanks again for your fast response. Ok I think I got it, I will try it out probably during today.
    Best regards



  • hi
    just tried it, works alright, thanks for your help whosmatt and kpa  :)


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