Upgraded mobo lost internet connectivity

I bought a new mobo, cpu, and ram for my PC. I am using the existing SSD that I used to set everything up. This PC is plugged into my Pfsense router and is set to send all traffic thru VPN @

Now I have connectivity with VPN when trying to connect to my pfsense router.

I cant think of what to change to get internet back up. Firewall rules? Do I need to update my VPN certs?

If you simply thought you can throw your existing install on your hard drive into a new motherboard and call it a day then you’re looking for a rough time.

I would suggest (if you don’t have one already) to reinstall and restore your backup. If you do t have a backup then hookup your old system and create a backup. During the boot process, if your NIC is different your pfsense will prompt you to assign your new NIC to the proper interface.

Sorry but what do you mean windows backup or PFsense backup?
And what do you mean pfsense will prompt me to assign my new nic? I never got a prompt…
I have multiple backups of each, windows with macrium reflect and several in pfsense…

Backup pfsense. And when you have a monitor hooked up to your pfsense, when it loads, if it discovers a different nics than before then it will prompt you to assign it to your interfaces (WAN LAN).

I restored a backup, still not letting me thru. Wifi still works but I have that going thru another network in clearnet… Seems it has something to do with openvpn?

Sorry if my post was confusing, I meant I changed the motherboard on my PC not the mobo in the PFsense router. My PFsense box hasnt changed just a pc i have plugged into PFsense…
Everything works except my VPN vlan… Wifi works fine, i have that going thru clearnet. What do I need to do to get it to see this vlan? Change firewall rules or do I need new VPN certs?

I have a hard time following your problem. Let me sum up some basic things:

you have pfsense firewall with WAN public ip (we dont care) and LAN (assume openVPN is configured in pfsense. A user is defined to be able to access pfsense openVPN.

New pc: m/b, ram but with the existing ssd. PC receives ip. You already d/l the openVPN client into that ssd hence you have the certs, you should be able to start openVPN on the pc and it should connect. No idea what the OS is, in Linux it works as I described. If it is win10, I have no idea.

Yes to everything basically, I realize Ive made this more confusing than it needs to be.
All traffic on goes thru vpn, which I normally connect to with my ethernet connection.
I cannot use the vpn service I am paying for. Or use ethernet functionality on this pc.
Im on windows 10.

Just checking here, if you have OpenVPN setup on your pfSense firewall/router then am I right to say you don’t then need a VPN endpoint on your desktop/laptop surely? Local connections to your firewall will simply go over the wires in your house and then everything leaving your house will traverse the pfSense firewall/router VPN. If my understanding is correct, you don’t need to do anything on your desktop/laptop except ensure that it is configured to receive its network config from DHCP and ensure your pfSense firewall/router is setup to provide this network config.

Use ipconfig /all from the command line to check your provisioned network config.

Also check if you have an ‘alternative configuration’ configured on your desktop/laptop Ethernet interface, this has created problems for me in the past.