Unable to make a connection to hosts with static IPs



  • So far I am unable to figure out why I can't connect (unable to ping, tracert, or see shares) to one of my computers (only thing different is that its IP is static) on my network through OpenVPN.

    My DHCP Server has a range of 10.8.8.0/24, but I am only allowing a pool that is a /27 to be dynamically assigned. I can ping/connect to anything with in my LAN that is in my /24 network, but when I use my VPN I am unable to connect to only the one computer with a static IP assigned to it. Everything else that has an IP dynamically assigned to it I am able to talk to. The static IP is not with in the DHCP /27 pool range, but is with in the /24 range. I am using pfSense to handle all routing, my wifi router is acting only as an AP.  I don't understand why I can't connect to only that computer.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    And is that computers firewall setup to allow you too? A machine being static or dhcp has nothing to do with it - unless you messed up the mask/gateway or something when you set it as static.  Or it is out of the range you setup for local networks in your openvpn connection.  Did you setup using your /27 vs the actual whole /24 ?