Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 5:29 Post subject: connected but no internet
I followed egc' guide and was able to get connected to my openvpn server.But couldn't surf the internet. The browser's message is "server not found".
LZO Compression is disabled and I'm sure that's not the problem.
I'm completely new to vpn. I'm confused as to what the firewall code should be after reading your guide. Maybe you can post it here.
Router Model Netgear WNDR4300
Firmware Version DD-WRT v3.0-r39715 std
This is a second router behind another router which I use to connect to the broadband. I port forwarded 1194 udp from the main router to the dd-wrt router (secondary router), I wonder if that's enough.
Anyway, thank you very much. I think the guide is the best thing on the internet concerning setting up openvpn on dd-wrt routers. I was excited to get connected. Now I want the internet to work. Can you help please?
Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 12:34 Post subject: openvpn no traffic
It turns out that the issue is not the "router behind another router" setup. I decided to set up the dd-wrt router to directly connect to my ISP (using PPPOE), but the same problem persists: can get connected, but no internet.
It's frustrating and extremely time-consuming. Anyway, here's my setup and log file. Any help is appreciated.
Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 12:48 Post subject: another not
I checked the time on the router. It was incorrect before and the log (not in the picture above)showed an error message. I selected the correct time zone and make sure it's the same as on my computer. But this alone doesn't help much, same problem remains.
Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 13:16 Post subject: some thoughts
I was able to set up PPTP and L2TP on my router successfully. Just because OPENVPN is supposed to be SAFE, i decided to give it a go. It turns out to be a very very demanding task for a novice like me.
I agree that the setting should be kept at a minimum, but still, it's so tricky. Hope this thread can help me find a solution as well as helping many other who want to try out setting up an Openvpn server on DD-WRT routers.
Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:52 Post subject: Now it works but can't surf within company network
Sorry about this belated reply.
I reset the dd-wrt firmware to the factory setting and started configuration from a clean state. Openvpn started to work after this, albeit with one minor issue. Within my workplace network, connection is established but my PC can't visit websites. Firefox returns a "server not found" message. Other apps can connect to the internet. This problem only exists at my workplace network(can surf the web using workplace wifi). I use commercial VPN at work, there's no such problem. I suppose this has something to do with my company's router settings. Apparently, commercial VPNs can bypass those limits.
Is there any way I can change some configuration settings, so I can surf the net at work? Is it possible that my OPENVPN connection isn't safe enough, since it's apparently detected by company router?
Any advice is appreciated!