Pfsense behind m0n0wall



  • hey guys,

    i've my office firewall setup using m0n0wall. now i'm tryin to setup a openVPN connection (site - client style) using pfsense. is there anything that i need to do to the firewall setting (m0nowall) to make this happen?

    i'm very new to this so pls help…

    thanx in advance



  • If the client is all you're running, no you won't have to do anything on m0n0wall as long as it allows outbound access on the port and protocol you're using (it does by default). If running the server behind m0n0wall, you'll have to forward the port you're using on m0n0wall to pfsense's LAN IP.



  • thanx cmb,

    i followed a tutorial on youtube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odjviG-KDq8

    and i think it's setting up an openvpn server on pfsense. anyways after setting up everything i'm getting an error when tryin to connect from openvpn…

    i know i'm doing something wrong but not sure where. so i'm looking into possibilities like firewall.

    If running the server behind m0n0wall, you'll have to forward the port you're using on m0n0wall to pfsense's LAN IP

    do you mean like setting up a rule on m0n0wall for the UDP port 1194 to pass the traffic to the IP of pfsense's LAN IP? (and not pfsense IP)

    thanx…



  • hai again guys…

    i've been trying with no success...

    i know i'm doing something wrong... please help

    thanx



  • Trying what? Have you forwarded port 1194/UDP to the pfSense host? Have you ensured that you don't use the same IP range on either site (all IP ranges must be unique)? When you say you're "getting an error", what is that error? What does your entire setup look like and which side are you trying to connect from?



  • hey everyone…

    just dropping by to tell everyone know that i've successfully configured a pfsense box as an openvpn server and now i can connect with an internet connection to my test environment.

    thanx for the documents and tutorials on this website, openvpn.com and youtube.com

    pfsense is a grate product...



  • It would help others if you were to actually describe the problems you had been having and what you did to resolve them.


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