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OpenVPN / How to route single client through openvpn tunnel
« on: March 15, 2018, 03:19:59 pm »

On my pfSense router I have setup an openvpn client (expressvpn).
I followed the "How to set up pfSense with ExpressVPN (OpenVPN)" on their site.
The openvpn client is now UP in pfsense!
However the next steps they describe is routing the wan traffic of all clients of the network (I have only one subnet\24) through the vpn tunnel.
I asked them if it also is possible to route only one client of my network through the vpn tunnel.
The answer was: "not possible", but i get the feeling this should be possible...
I stopped the setup at the point that I had to assign an interface to the openvpn client

Is this possible? and if so, what would be the next steps in pfSense?

General Questions / (Small) Home Network Setup advice
« on: March 07, 2018, 02:39:48 pm »

I want to redecorate my (small) Home Network setup physically and keep it technically as simple as possible. Mainly for 2 reasons:
  • There are too many devices in my living room on the 1st floor (wife = >:( )
  • And I want to create an additional (open)VPN connection for (mainly) my RPi/Kodi device.
Because the Rpi/Kodi device is not powerful enough to run an openvpn client which provides descent speeds, I bought a Mini PC with 4 ethernet/nic ports and AES-NI (pfSense pre-installed). My Idea was to turn this device into my Main home router. But I found out that pfSense is much more than any router software. There are so many possibilities that you sometimes can not see the forest through the trees  ;).

Now the basic pre-installed Pfsense on the device has a WAN LAN OPT1 OPT2 where only the WAN and LAN are assigned to interfaces. But I want to create a home network as shown in the attached diagram.

The orange LAN cables (running through the hallway closet) are the connection between the first and second floor. This means I physically need the ethernet ports to connect my AP's and NAS to the gateway ( Besides that also the tunnel of the openVPN client needs to be assigned to an interface.

Can somebody give me advise how to set this up?


OpenVPN / VPN client setup advise
« on: March 04, 2018, 11:46:56 am »

I bought a 4xNic aes-ni mini pc with pfsense  to replace my home router.
The main reason i want to replace my home router is to setup an openvpn client ( Expressvpn). Is it possible to select the ip's which will be using the VPN tunnel? Or is it only possible to exclude the ones not using the VPN tunnel?



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