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Offline tjabas

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Re: How to create an OpenVPN client to StrongVPN
« Reply #120 on: October 08, 2013, 04:34:53 pm »
i Think that i have managed to get strongvpn up and running, but i cant get any internet access, i can ping to different sites from the router but i cant get any internet access to my computers.

if i look at the logs it seems like the vpn is up and running,


please help!

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Re: How to create an OpenVPN client to StrongVPN
« Reply #121 on: October 11, 2013, 02:33:21 pm »
no im finally up and running, but the speed tests is not good, i have a 100mb line down, and with openvpn i get only 1mb down, and that sucks, but i have changed location on the strongvpn webbpage, but what do i have to change in my settings in pfsense to get the new location to work?
i tried to change just the ip number but it didnt work.

please help

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Re: How to create an OpenVPN client to StrongVPN
« Reply #122 on: October 16, 2013, 05:32:19 am »
For different location / server you need to redo the process again with the new certificate details as each of the servers have a different cert / key. Once you have got it working once it only takes a few minutes.

I am finding that the strongvpn connection very slow and am looking for alternatives

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Re: How to create an OpenVPN client to StrongVPN
« Reply #123 on: October 16, 2013, 06:35:38 am »
For different location / server you need to redo the process again with the new certificate details as each of the servers have a different cert / key. Once you have got it working once it only takes a few minutes.

I am finding that the strongvpn connection very slow and am looking for alternatives

Richard

thank you, yes im also looking for alternatives, anyone who has any suggestions?

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Re: How to create an OpenVPN client to StrongVPN
« Reply #124 on: October 29, 2013, 10:04:09 pm »
anyone made this work recently? I'm running 2.1 release from Sep 11 2013 - the virtual machine.

I've disabled every other package I had (dansguardian/squid) and ensured the configuration was exactly as specified. The VPN shows as up, and I can ping the remote addresses but cannot access anything on the internet.

Thanks!

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Re: How to create an OpenVPN client to StrongVPN
« Reply #125 on: January 20, 2014, 09:46:43 am »
Hi got some questions regarding this guide and other variations of other peoples guides.

1) Is Monitor IP and 208.67.222.222 important ?  I did not understand what graph displays and load balancer meant and was not comfortable with using an OpenDNS US based server.

2) I noticed in a few other peoples guides with strong vpn and other providers they are always adding other firewall rules ie ones for Wan and even strong or their VPN, yet this guide only states you need to add firewall rules for LAN only. The guys that did WAN and VPN firewall rules said otherwise it did not work....

3) Has any Pfsense+VPN user noticed if they leave there pfsense on 24/7 sometimes it looses connection ?

as in overnight or after 24 or 48hrs ?  I have this issue where the following morning if I switch on the PC webpages are not loading, if I wait 3-4 mins it then "jump" starts and works again, I believe the issue is since I leave my pfsense pc switched on 24/7. Rebooting the pfsense box sometimes restarts quicker or sometimes still have to wait 3-4 mins for it to magically come on. My gut tells me the handshake is lost once connection is idle for more then few hours?

any answers to the above are weclome thanks


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Re: How to create an OpenVPN client to StrongVPN
« Reply #126 on: January 27, 2014, 07:56:46 pm »
I am working on this setup. I have gotten to step 10. So far I am able to get the OpenVPN client up and running. I have noticed at this point internet connectivity goes down. DNS still works but can't ping to IP's on the Internet.

I know I am only at step 10 but just curious as to what happened when I started the OpenVPN client service.

Anyone got any ideas?