• Hello,

    I'm new here so please bare with me. I have a Windows computer at home with a RDP connection on it. In the past I used a Edgerouter Lite with VPN to access this (and my security camera's). The Edgerouter was in the DMZ of the provider router. I could connect via my Windows PC at work, just by using the build in VPN option in Windows, also via my phone via the VPN function.

    Now I upgraded to a dedicated PFSense router (Sophos UTM330) and setup the router (quite basic) and setup the DMZ (which works fine), incoming ports like a webserver and RDP are reachable via WAN.

    I've tried setting up OpenVPN but it just wouldn't work. I could not connect in any way to the VPN service. In the meantime I removed all the VPN configurations from the router, to try again later.

    As a temporary solution I opened RDP from the outside via a nonstandard port number. This was proven unsafe, as my pc reports lots and lots of login attempts from random IP adresses, several attempts per second. No break yet, but it's a matter of time I'm affraid.

    I've tried to setup VPN but it just didn't work. Is there a walkthrough available from beginning to the end that just helps to setup this right?

    I'm just a single user, no LDAP or radius needed, just 1 username and password and a connection via VPN to my inside network at home.

    Thank you very much and I'm sorry of my questing was asked before. I've not yet found a solution that I can fully understand and apply to my situation.


  • @fairy
    With the OpenVPN wizard it is quite simple getting up a VPN server. It guides you through the whole setup process.

    If you cannot connect from outside, first check if the client can reach your WAN interface using Diagnostic > Packet capture.


  • @viragomann said in A little help with VPN:

    @fairy
    With the OpenVPN wizard it is quite simple getting up a VPN server. It guides you through the whole setup process.

    If you cannot connect from outside, first check if the client can reach your WAN interface using Diagnostic > Packet capture.

    I've tried several things, but this is just not my cup of tea. I've tried L2TP, OpenVPN etc, but nothing seems to work. For OpenVPN I need a .ovpn file, but I have no clue how to retrieve that.

    If there is some step-by-step guide I could follow, that would help me a lot in understanding this. I was used to just use the Windows VPN client but if OpenVPN is better I would like to use that, but I can't seem to get it to work. Is it normal to need an ovpn file for OpenVPN? I've always used just the dyndns name and username/password in the past.

    EDIT:

    I've just found this page: https://chrislazari.com/pfsense-setting-up-openvpn-on-pfsense-2-4/

    This helped me a big step further. I don't understand everything I just did, but I got a connection now.


  • @fairy said in A little help with VPN:

    I've tried several things, but this is just not my cup of tea. I've tried L2TP, OpenVPN etc, but nothing seems to work. For OpenVPN I need a .ovpn file, but I have no clue how to retrieve that.

    You need to install the client export utility package on pfSense. It provides you a full-featured installation file including all config settings for Windows.