Newbie to pfSense trying to configure OpenVPN to connect to my house network

  • I have been struggling to configure an OpenVPN server within pfSense and had very little luck. I have reinstalled, or factory restored, pfSense more times than I can count and worked on it for well over a week. I am trying to configure OpenVPN to be a server on my ESXI 6.5 U3 server to be able to remote into the rest of my network at home. The best luck I have had is a connection but no communication with any of my equipment at my house. When I did get connection I was getting this error,"Wed Oct 09 06:42:39 2019 TCP/UDP: Incoming packet rejected from [AF_INET][2], expected peer address: [AF_INET]74.***.***.***:1194 (allow this incoming source address/port by removing --remote or adding --float)" and was never able to get my public ip address to reflect my house ip. I have gone in and run the OpenVPN wizard, manually configured everything, followed guides and videos I have found, and just randomly clicked on things to configure this. I will be the first to admit I am new to pfSense and am learning what to do, but didn't think it would be this hard to make it work.

  • Got it sorted out. As I thought it was a simple fix to a major headache, in the client config all that is needed is to add the "Float" line to the end of the configuration. Now it shows as routing traffic through the server and no more errors in the status log.

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