local firewall



  • I have openvpn set up on my pfsense firewall. here is the problem that i am experiencing: i am not able to access shared folders/drives on a certain machine on my lan. when i disable windows firewall, i can access them and also ping that certain computer. but with windows firewall on, i cannot. can anyone tell me what's going on and help me to fix this? is it possible to create a rule in windows firewall to allow this? any help will be appreciated, i am pulling my hair out here.


  • LAYER 8 Rebel Alliance

    By default Windows allows incoming connections only from local/known subnets.
    Your OpenVPN Tunnel network is unknown to Windows and blocked.
    But you can just add your OpenVPN subnet to the Windows Firewall:

    WindowsFirewall_OpenVPN.png

    -Rico



  • vielen danke! many thanks for your help! it's working!


  • LAYER 8 Rebel Alliance

    Welcome, glad you have it working now. ☺

    -Rico


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