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impatientprada
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OpenVPN, unable to connect.

Hi,

I am sure a few of us here are perhaps running OpenVPN either via RPi or just a VM somewhere. I have recently set it up on my Raspberry Pi, forwarded the port in the SH3 settings but I just can't get any connection.

I have tried a few port checking sites and it seems that the port isn't even open which seems to be the issue.

Anyone here use OpenVPN, perhaps even PiVPN which is what I am trying to do and got it working?

 

I understand I may need to put the SH3 in modem mode and get something else but I thought id ask the question first.

 

Thanks

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chenks
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Re: OpenVPN, unable to connect.

have you check that web safe is disabled? you'll need it to be.
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deSync
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Re: OpenVPN, unable to connect.

i will give that a go. interestingly my VPN connections to a different service work, but my colleagues vpn connections dont. once they connect to a different wifi not from virgin their vpn works.
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Re: OpenVPN, unable to connect.

Mention of port forwarding implies that you're trying to set up an OpenVPN server on your Raspberry Pi.  In that case, I can't see that WebSafe is relevant.  That would block outbound connections to commercial VPN providers when running an OpenVPN client, but shouldn't have any effect on a VPN server.

In any case, I can confirm from personal experience that there's no technical impediment to running OpenVPN servers or clients on a VM connection (both TCP and UDP work fine) except that there have been reports that the Hub 3 can be problematic with VPN.  You may well need to switch it to modem mode and provide your own router.

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