Configure OpenVPN on pfSense running in bridge mode?



  • Hi Guys,

    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:

    internet
      ||
    router
      ||
    WLAN
      ||
    OPT1

    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.



  • 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


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