Tried all the "how to" but nothing.. NO VPN Connection.



  • Scenario :
    I have 3 PFSense Machines all running at different locations.
    All running 2.3.4
    Machine 1 : WAN - PPPoE Dynamic ADSL Line (ADSL Router doesn't have firewall or any weird stuff)
    LAN 1 is running on 192.168.1.0/24 with 192.168.1.254 as my Gateway.

    Machine 2 :WAN - PPPoE PPPoE Dynamic ADSL Line (ADSL Router doesn't have firewall or any weird stuff)
    LAN 1 is running on 192.168.0.0/24 with 192.168.0.254 as my Gateway.

    Machine 3: WAN - PPP 3G (Using a USB 3G dongle)
    LAN 1 is running on 192.168.2.0/24 with 192.168.2.254 as my Gateway.

    None of the above have any other interfaces, running squid & clam ,and all of the above have internet access and DHCP enabled on LAN1 (eg.192.168.x.20 - 192.168.x.30)

    Problem :
    I've tried establishing a OpenVPN tunnel between these (having self signed certificates) in any combination possible. The idea is that Machine 1 is the server with Machine 2 & 3 being clients, b ut nothing.I have a ddns service, i even tried just create a server and exporting the file to a pc to connect through the tap connector, nothing (Error: TLS handshake failed) on all 3…I've create the firewall rules as indicated, nothing. Even just having the Machine 1 & 2 work....

    A Friend in IT tried to help and couldn't get a ping, said that my issue lies with ICMP ?!?!?!?
    Everybody refers to different issues and chooses the easy way out (Q. "Hi I have a flat tyre, please help ?" ; A. "Buy a Lamborghini").
    I cant think that I'm the only one struggling with such a futile issue...



  • I Mean where do I start troubleshooting ?
    How do I figure out where my problem lies from here ?

    Point me in any direction it would be much appreciated !



  • start by providing info…. "ive tried everything" is fairly useless to start debugging this issue

    so:

    1. diagram of your intended network (include subnets/ip's)
    2. screenshots of configuration related to vpn
    3. logs