Configure OpenVPN on pfSense running in bridge mode?
fw_bob last edited by
My pfSense runs in bridge mode because my internet provider gives me a fibre router that presents a NATed address already. This has been running fine for a couple of years:
re0 OPT1 bridge 192.168.1.x
re1 WLAN bridge 192.168.1.x –> connects to fibre gateway router and onto internet
re2 LAN local admin only
In this scenario how should I configure and add the OpenVPN server? I want to VPN in from the outside and access the 192.168.1.x network. I have created a new interface for the VPN (ovpns1) but I am not clear how to add it to this network? I am happy to allocate an IP to the openVPN interface if that helps? The LAN has a static 192.168.1.3 just for admin only
In an ideal world I would not be bridging of course, but I can not change my fibre router to be a modem.
vchrizz last edited by
If you can't change your router to act as a (bridging) modem, at least you need to be able to add corresponding port-forwards for your openvpn server. Without a possibility to connect to the openvpn server from outside, it won't work. See OpenVPN Networking