• I am looking for an extremely detailed turnkey guide to getting a VPN set up on pfsense.

    Use case

    I have iPhones and iPads that I want to connect to my home network remotely over the LTE connections to RDP my home computers. My hope is never to open ports on them directly (execpt) the VPN. I have dyndns already going so I can hit the WAN. Once in the network, I want to get IPs that are on the same subnet as my other devices. I have no issue implementing a certificate if needed, would like instructions on that too. Also I am fine with being linked to another site too.

    My problem is none of the guides I have seen are specific enough.

    Help me netgate forums, you’re my only hope!

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    @techsalot said in Home VPN:

    I want to get IPs that are on the same subnet as my other devices.

    For why? Makes no sense to do this.. RDP doesn't need L2 discovery.. there would be no reason to be on the same network as you lan to rdp to stuff.

    "My problem is none of the guides I have seen are specific enough."

    You walk through the wizard following the bouncing ball.. You then export your certs and configs for your clients via the vpn export package.

    https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/book/openvpn/using-the-openvpn-server-wizard-for-remote-access.html

    Here some advice trying to follow some guide that says click here, do this.. Isn't helping you learn anything.. Nor helping you understand anything... And when it stop working for whatever reason.. You will have not have clue 1 to what is the problem.

    What exactly do you not understand about spinning up a vpn server on pfsense? Have you read through the book about openvpn?

    https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/book/openvpn/index.html

    Now again back to this..

    My problem is none of the guides I have seen are specific enough.

    Why? What part are you confused about? Point to a guide or guides you have read through and what parts - exactly are confusing you?