Access VPN from outside



  • Hello all,

    I am new to VPN world and I need your help !
    Do I need port forwarding to access my internal network from anywhere ?

    It seems I can not access the internal network from outside world as I get this error
    TLS Error: TLS key negotiation failed to occur within 60 seconds (check your network connectivity)
    TLS Error: TLS handshake failed

    Can someone help with the correct steps to access the vpn server from anywhere not from the same ISP ?

    I might misunderstand how it works WAN / LAN as I have a single point of ISP public IP address and it goes to my home router where I connect the pfsense WAN to my home router . My internal network sitting on a second wireless router that has a difftent subnet .

    Please explain , thank you in advance and let me know if more clarification is needed .



  • @mustafa86m

    Assuming you have pfSense connected directly to your ISP, you don't need port forwarding. However, if the modem is in gateway mode, so that you get a NAT address, then you would need to port forward. However, in that situation, I'd recommend putting the modem in bridge mode.


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