Create a test of Site to Site OpenVPN

I’m trying to create a site to site VPN so I can do zfs replication to an offsite FreeNAS server. I want to be able to test the setup before deploying it in a remote location. I have my pfSense router connected to

  1. WAN
  2. Local LAN
  3. Add LAN to act as WAN for 2nd router
    The 2nd router will have a LAN of with a laptop at
    See attached diagram
    I can’t access any websites from the laptop so I can’t test the VPN tunnel. Any ideas on what I’m doing wrong?
    VPN Test

My guess would be that you have the two boxes under “Reserved Networks” in the WAN interface settings checked.


MY 1st try would be setting 0.0 to 0.1/24 & rebooting.

HAve you tried replicating the issue in GNS? IF you tracert from PFS to 192.168.5.x , & to aswell as from each device TO PFS, what are the results?

I’d look at your paths, one stays as 5.x , the other goes from 0.x to 1.x .Can (2nd router) ping the internet? If not can it ping the firewall? IF both are a no, change it from 0.0 to 0.1 reboot PFS and the 2nd router + laptop.

I don’t think I could have found that on my own. So obvious. Thanks for your help. Love your channel.

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I have no DNS with this setup. Can’t ping I have DNS servers in System/General & DNS resolver is set to ALL interfaces and DNSSEC. I’m stumped.