LAN resources available when using cellular but not wifi



  • Hi,

    With the help of good people here I was able to connect to my OpenVPN server on pfSense. I was using my iPhone's cellular data. Accessing LAN and WAN fine.

    On vacation connecting my iPhone to friends house AT&T wifi, connect to my home OpenVPN on pfSense successfully. But no LAN resources. I can browse internet fine and using a whatsmyip-type site shows that indeed my traffic is routed through my OpenVPN tunnel.

    I'm slow at using iPhone to post logs and such so when I get to a laptop or pc I'll show you iOS OpenVPN connect log.

    In the meantime, what would cause this?

    Thank you!
    Dajo


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    Your local network is the same or overlaps your remote home network..

    Example your home network 192.168.1.0/24

    And network your on is also 192.168.1.0/24 or 192.168.0.0/16 or 192.168.0.0/23, etc.

    This is why its a good idea to use uncommon network at home that is different than your typical default networks..



  • @johnpoz
    Thank you so much! Makes sense!


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    Its a very common issue.. Users don't normally think about it until they run into ;)


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