Vpn for pfsense



  • So what is the easiest and best vpn choice for something similar to hamachi/neorouter to install on pfsense?

    On neorouter/hamachi you can see a list of all the cleints all nicely labeled for you.

    Which is best for this in pfsense?
    openvpn/ipsec/ or PPTP?

    Also openvpn is a piece of shit, the GUI is terrible on Windows… so I want to avoid that

    They have a tar.gz for neorouter for freebsd but there is no way to compile it with pfsense unless i spent like 9999hrs



  • @jigglywiggly:

    They have a tar.gz for neorouter for freebsd but there is no way to compile it with pfsense unless i spent like 9999hrs

    I'm not sure what you are looking for here: when you wrote there is no way to compile it with pfsense … did you mean there is no way to compile it for pfsense … or there is no way to compile it on pfsense … or something else again?

    OpenVPN is included in base pfSense, see menu VPN -> OpenVPN



  • no way to compile it on pfsense
    i dont have a freebsd machine to compile it on… and I just can feel that it wont work properly even if I did compile it.
    tar.gz files are my worst enemy

    also openvpn sucks that is why I do not want to use it.
    Anything like neorouter/hamachi for pfsense?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    No, there are no packages for neorouter or hamachi.

    Even if you were to get them installed (compiled on a separate FreeBSD box) they wouldn't be included in the GUI.

    OpenVPN works really well, not sure what specific problems you've had with it, but everyone I've setup with it loves it, even on Windows.



  • @jigglywiggly:

    Also openvpn is a piece of shit, the GUI is terrible on Windows… so I want to avoid that

    There are a number of OpenVPN clients for Windows, which one are you using?

    PPTP is supported natively by Windows for the past 15 years, but requires GRE which can be a problem with some ISPs, particularly for access via cellular … Also, pfSense has certain PPTP limitations (check docs).

    Native IPsec on Windows won't work also (pre-7 needs l2tp/ipsec, since Win7 requires IKEv2)



  • There's multiple guis? The one I saw at openvpn site it just keeps crashing and then says gui already open when it isn't, stuff like that.

    I wanted hamachi/neorouter since all the clients are listed all neatly for you. Openvpn just puts you on the network and you have to do that yourself, that's a bit more work.


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