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 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.


  • LAYER 8 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.

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