Accessing XBOX One Remotely Though OpenVPN



  • Hello,

    I recently switched from my Asus AC3100 router, in which I was using the built-in OpenVPN to remotely access my XBOX. I would do this through my Windows 10 lap-top. Once connected, my lap-top would find my XBOX and allow me to play my games remotely through the Windows 10 XBOX App.

    I currently have a working OpenVPN configuration with PFSense and I have confirmed that I can ping my XBOX remotely. However, the XBOX App is not seeing my XBOX when connected through OpenVPN (even though I can ping my XBOX). I am guessing my current OpenVPN configuration is blocking some Microsoft protocol; however, this is not an area I have much knowledge in. My android phone also used to be able to see my XBOX when using OpenVPN, but it is experiencing the same issue (i.e. I can ping the XBOX but it does not show in the XBOX app). Below I am pasting the options found in my old Asus Router and new PFSense config files. I am hoping someone with more knowledge than me can take a look and tell me if they see an obvious issue. I know I could just paste my old client config options; however, I am not sure if my current problem is a server or client set up issue. Or if I am misunderstanding of what OpenVPN is capable of in relation to Microsoft products. I have noticed when using OpenVPN that some Microsoft apps have problems signing me in.

    Thank you for any help.

    Current options in my PFSense OpenVPN Config file:

    persist-tun
    persist-key
    cipher AES-128-CBC
    ncp-ciphers AES-128-GCM
    auth SHA256
    tls-client
    client
    auth-user-pass
    remote-cert-tls server
    dev tun
    setenv CLIENT_CERT 0
    key-direction 1

    Old config options that I used with my Asus router.

    float
    nobind
    proto udp
    dev tun
    sndbuf 0
    rcvbuf 0
    keepalive 15 60
    comp-lzo adaptive
    auth-user-pass
    client
    auth SHA1
    cipher AES-128-CBC
    ns-cert-type server


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