Configure OpenVPN on Pfsesne 2.1 and access to LAN

  • Hi, after struggling for a few days and following almost every tutorial and video steps I cannot setup OpenVPN on PFsense and have access to my LAN resources.

    Most of the tutorials get's me to the stage where I can connect to the proxy server from the OpenVPN interface, giving me a Tunnel IP Address. But from here I am able to do nothing.

    Once I can get this working I must be able to access the Network Shared folders from anywhere.

    What am I doing wrong? Can someone help or point me in the right direction?


  • Give more information on what you want to achieve and what you have done so far, e.g.
    a) Are you happy to be in "tun" mode where the remote client gets a tunnel IP address, and thus you access network shared folders by typing in the server name and folder name (you don't see general advertisements of shares on the LAN because you are not actually on the LAN)?
    b) What IPs do you have for LAN and tunnel subnets?
    c) What is in the Local Network/s field on the OpenVPN server?
    d) What rule/s are on the OpenVPN tab?
    e) Can you reach LAN devices by IP address?

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