Cannot route Internet traffic across normal WAN inerface. Defaults to VPN.AC



  • Hi,
    Bit of background
    OpenVPN and pfSense are on latest versions.
    OpenVPN Server configured on pfSense so I can connect remotely
    OpenVPN Client configured on pfSense to third-party VPN.AC (a pretty good VPN provider IMO)

    When connected to the OpenVPN Server remotely I can get to all resources on the LAN absolutely fine. I would also like my internet traffic to route through my normal WAN connection to my ISP but no matter what I try it doesn't happen. All internet traffic (while I am connected remotely only) is going out my VPN.AC connection and halfway round the world.

    The routing table shows that the default gateway is my WAN IP but the 0.0.0.0/1 gateway goes to VPN.AC

    Things I have tried include changing default gateways on the firewall rules , changing NAT rules (the only one that works is one that NAT's across the VPN.AC connection) and
    using redirect-gateway def1 as a custom option. I havent tried setting static routes as yet.

    I have a feeling that this should be simple but I cannot get it to work for the life of me.

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    You should set your vpn client to not pull routes and then route the devices you want to go to your vpn via policy routing.