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I finally setup OpenVPN. So I just tried to connect through it.
I just followed steps as described in manual page
My freedom box connected to router so I just did port forwarding.
Protocol : UDP
External Port Range : 1194
and use the same port range for internal port
Internal IP address : 192.168.1.18(my freedom box local ip address).
then I downloaded OpenVPN profile. and check the contens of it
remote freewebwith.me 1194
In config settings of my freedom box as follow.
domain name: freewebwith.me
then in my terminal I tried to connect
sudo openvpn --config freewebwithme.ovpn and didn’t work.
I will try to list some possible reasons for failure:
Your machine is not reachable at that address. If you are able to reach web interface using the same router/port forwarding/ip address, then this can be ruled out.
You are trying to connect from within the network and your router is not performing port forwarding from within the network properly. This can confirmed in two ways. Perform the test from the Internet or modify the .opvn file to use internal IP address of the FreedomBox machine and try again.
OpenVPN is not running. This can be checked from FreedomBox interface. (Less likely)
Firewall port is not open. This can be checked from firewall page in FreedomBox interface. (Less likely)
Thanks for reply.
I modified ovpn file to local ip address like this…
remote 192.168.1.2 1194
then vpn connection completed but there is no internet connection.
And I read
1.4. Browsing Internet after connecting to VPN
After connecting to the VPN, the client device will be able to browse the Internet without any further configuration. However, a pre-condition for this to work is that you need to have at least one Internet connected network interface which is part of the ‘External’ firewall zone. Use the networks configuration page to edit the firewall zone for the device’s network interfaces.
I checked network in system.
Do I have to make other connection that firewall zone is external?
And other setup manual page says…
If your OpenVPN client allows it, you can do this after importing the OpenVPN profile. Otherwise, you can edit the .ovpn profile file in a text editor and change the ‘remote’ line to contain the WAN IP address or hostname of your FreedomBox as follows(https://freedombox.local/plinth/help/manual/OpenVPN)
I’m also unable to connect to the Internet thru my Freedombox OpenVPN profile. I can connect to the local network while connected to OpenVPN thru my mobile data on my Android phone, but I can’t access the broader Internet.
I have 2 networks on my Networks page: FreedomBox WAN, connection type is Ethernet, in the internal firewall zone; and tun0, connection type is tun, in the external firewall zone.
FreedomBox is plugged into a router at home
Pretty sure I bought it sometime last year.
I’m running Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) and FreedomBox version 20.12.1. FreedomBox is up to date.