Little help for noob with OpenVPN and local network



  • finally got pfSense up and going with OpenVPN on a old machine I got laying around.  the VPN itself works and i can connect.  I can also access by going to my address pool of lets say 192.168.200.1 for the pfSense box itself once connected to the VPN.

    I followed the guide here http://www.jpuddy.net/2008/11/25/setting-up-a-road-warrior-style-vpn-connection-with-pfsense-and-openvpn/

    and all of that works fine.

    However I can not access ANYTHING else, such as a linux GUI from a machine behind it.

    the short version is that I am stuck as to what it could be.  If anyone can chime in and toss some suggestions out there I would really appreciate it.



  • How does your firewall rules and logs look?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Sounds like you may just be missing a route.

    Is pfSense the VPN server or client? If it's the server, what is the client?

    If it's Vista or Windows 7, be sure the run the OpenVPN client as Administrator.



  • I have pfSense set up as the server.  the client is of course my windows xp laptop.



  • This is just a repost i have from another topic but it may help you.

    To me it sounds like you are not pushing your routes from your remote site to your client when it connects. Look under the "Custom Options" section of your openVPN config. You can add in something like…
    push "route 10.10.10.0 255.255.255.0"

    This will let the remote openvpn server push the correct routes needed to talk over the VPN to your client. I believe you must also have the "pull" option specified in your custom options for your "client". Using the openvpn gui client my config lists "pull ; Pull route data/DNS from server."

    Let me know if this fixes it for you!

    @completetech:

    I have pfSense set up as the server.  the client is of course my windows xp laptop.


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