Viscosity Client - pfSense OpenVPN - Web Pages Timing Out



  • I have configured my pfSense router to use OpenVPN with no issues. As a test, I'm using my iPhone's personal hotspot (AT&T cell service with wireless off) to connect to my pfSense router with the Viscosity VPN client with no issues. However, I am having an issue with webpages loading as they are timing out; webpages do not time out when Viscosity is disconnected using the personal hotspot. I believe I've configured Viscosity correctly as I'm able to connect. Could AT&T be blocking OpenVPN tunneled traffic? Any ideas why webpages could be timing out? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you.



  • @newuser2pfsense said in Viscosity Client - pfSense OpenVPN - Web Pages Timing Out:

    I have configured my pfSense router to use OpenVPN with no issues. As a test, I'm using my iPhone's personal hotspot (AT&T cell service with wireless off) to connect to my pfSense router with the Viscosity VPN client with no issues. However, I am having an issue with webpages loading as they are timing out; webpages do not time out when Viscosity is disconnected using the personal hotspot. I believe I've configured Viscosity correctly as I'm able to connect. Could AT&T be blocking OpenVPN tunneled traffic? Any ideas why webpages could be timing out? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you.

    I use AT&T fine. Have you added rules to the interface to pass the traffic? If you can make the connection to the server but not pass through it’s likely a rules issue.



  • I used the VPN > OpenVPN > Wizards to create the entry in the Servers > OpenVPN Servers. I believe it also created the OpenVPN firewall rule. The OpenVPN firewall rule is an action: Pass, protocol: Any, source: Any, destination: Any.

    I thought maybe Suricata could be blocking the connection. I read a post that stated to use port 443 to bypass Suricata. I changed the OpenVPN Server to port 443 and the WAN firewall rule to action: Pass, protocol: UDP, source: Any, destination: WAN address, destination port range: 443, and I'm intermittently able to connect.

    I'm also observing when I am able to connect, and then I disconnect, and then try to reconnect, I'm having trouble reconnecting.

    Is there something else I may be missing by chance? Thank you.