first time setting up a site-to-site VPN with openVPN over pfSense
mfran2002 last edited by
I have to create a site-to-site VPN and I would like to use OpenVPN over pfSense
I already used openVPN but not for a site-to-site cfg; instead, unfortunately, I never used pfSense
I imangine I would have, in both site:
a router connected to internet
behind the router a PC as "firewall + endpoint of the site-to-site VPN"
behind the firewall/endpoint the LAN
I think to use a very normal PC as hardware (simply 2 etc card, one to connect router, the other one the LAN), formatted, emptied and without any OS initially installed
I found several useful guides on the web and, at the end, guess the step to follow should be these (please correct where I go wrong):
install pfSense (guide here https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/install/installing-pfsense.html) on my PC
on the same PC install openVPN: may you please post me a good guide?
setup the site-to-site VPN with openVPN: may you please post me a good guide?
My questions are:
- has the above configuration a sense?
- have I to ask to my internet provider some special/particular configuration on their router (no NAT or something else...) to let my cfg run?
thanks to all!
Best and easy way is to use pfSense as your edge router, not like a plain OpenVPN server behind any existing router.
and the documentation: https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/book/openvpn/index.html
mfran2002 last edited by mfran2002
thank you @Rico for you reply
I will read it soon!
then I should connect the internet cable directly to the WAN port of the pfSense.
If I use pfSense in place of the ISP router:
do you think I should ask my internet provider for the line parameters to be settled up on pfSense?
or maybe have I to set up some other special configuration on the pfSense because I use it in place of the ISP router?