OpenVPN TAP can't ping/access gateway



  • I've set up a OpenVPN TAP-server on my pfSense-router and I can connect to it seemingly okay, I can ping other devices on the network, but I can't ping the router itself. As the router also serves as the DNS-resolver for the local network and everything, this is quite a problem. It also means that I can't connect over VPN to my network and access Internet from there, either. Would anyone be able to help me, please? I'm rather at my wits' end by now, after having messed with this for all day.

    My network-setup is simple: all the devices on my network are in the 192.168.1.x - range, the router itself is 192.168.1.1, and all Internet-traffic goes through it. I have basically followed the steps at https://www.reddit.com/r/PFSENSE/comments/3hql33/configuring_openvpn_bridge_with_local_dhcp/ after I finally found that and it got me this far, but I just can't seem to be able to find out how to get access to the router after connecting over VPN. And yes, before you rage at me, I'll admit that I am a newbie to pfSense and OpenVPN and I'm not particularly experienced in networking, either, and I have spent quite some time trying to google answers, but it just seems to be returning all sorts of irrelevant results for me.



  • Well, I got it solved, eventually. Those instructions in the reddit-link did not do what I needed, had to do it another way.



  • @WereCatf Hi! What did you do?


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