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Offline wheeler9691

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Cannot Access WebGUI over OpenVPN.
« on: February 28, 2017, 12:36:45 pm »
So my original purpose for a VPN server was to use Steam "In Home Streaming" over the internet.  I setup OpenVPN based on some guides and it worked perfectly.  Then I found out that in order to utilize services that broadcast across the LAN, I would need to use a tap instead of the tunnel.

This has been somewhat of a nightmare.  I plinked around for days, making small changes I'd read in 1 of 100 forum posts which would fix one thing and break another, etc.  Lots of trial and error.  I'm now very close.

I can,
Ping my pfSense box
Ping my FreeNAS machine
Map my FreeNAS' Windows share as a Network Drive on a remote computer.
Access my FreeNAS WebGUI
Access my Transmission WebGUI
Access my Owncloud WebGUI
Play my Steam games remotely over the internet.

I cannot,
Access my pfSense WebGUI

That's it.  The one thing I still can't do.  No iteration of this tap setup has allowed me access to this.  It worked when I used a tunnel, but now I get nothing.  It's bizarre that I can access FreeNAS' WebGUI, but not pfSense'.  ipconfig shows the correct DNS domain, DNS servers, default gateway, ipv4 address, etc.  Everything looks correct on the client.

I can provide any information needed to help me.

Thank you

« Last Edit: February 28, 2017, 01:02:23 pm by wheeler9691 »

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Re: Cannot Access WebGUI over OpenVPN.
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 09:32:37 am »
Are you trying to access the firewall GUI using the LAN IP address or the WAN IP address?

Which pfSense version? Which OpenVPN Client version?
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Re: Cannot Access WebGUI over OpenVPN.
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 02:02:15 pm »
I have the same problem with OpenVPN TAP on pfSense 2.3.3_1 with OpenVPN 2.3.14

Client is OS X 10.11 with Tunnelblick 3.7.1beta02.

I am trying to bridge OpenVPN TAP and management VLAN, on which WebGUI and a few other services are listening in the case of the pfSense box. Can access other hosts on that VLAN such as IPMI of various servers, switch config over telnet/http, etc.

Management VLAN network is

pfSense box is

Management VLAN has DHCP server listening on it through pfSense. Can ping the pfSense box just fine, but trying to SSH into it with it's IP on the Management VLAN does not work, neither running dig queries against the BIND resolver running on it.
pfSense 2.4.2 - virtualized with PCIe passthrough on whitebox - 150/150 FTTH