Struggling with OVPN Server can someone advise me please?

skeal

Part of the Furniture
Good morning:

I've had OVPN Server working on an AX88U an AC68U and an AC1900P all of which worked quite well.

Yesterday I reset all three routers to factory defaults (maintenance), the AX88U is on 386.8 and the others on 386.7_2

Since the router was reset to defaults with just a default OVPN Server setup. I cannot access the router itself but the OVPN shows connected, at the same the VPN Server provides internet access to the connected clients.

Router to router OVPN Server connections and OpenVPN Connect on Android, all fail to open the routers Firmware pages.

I wish the logs showed something but they don't. OVPN shows it's connected in the logs with no problems, and the system log shows no entry at that time slot.

From the clients point of view things work fine. From the network supervisor's view point it's a pain in the butt. Right now I use Teamviewer to gain access on the clients network, through a device.

I guess the questions I have is: Is this related to updates in OVPN of recent? or Is this another outer function going on like the jffs script that runs when OVPN anything is started or stopped? Or am I just not with it here and haven't found the clue?

Please anyone with OVPN Server knowledge better than mine.....HELP PLEASE!
 

Zastoff

Very Senior Member
Is the open vpn servers configured with lan, internet or both access?
 

skeal

Part of the Furniture
Is it set to access Internet Only?
Is the open vpn servers configured with lan, internet or both access?
With the test being just defaults, the default setting is LAN. That should give you access to the router. That being said though, both of the other settings didn't work to get me in to these routers either. I left my clients routers at "both" so they can use the VPN Server when out and about.
 

Zastoff

Very Senior Member
Try to set and see if it helps with:
Code:
Advertise DNS to clients = yes
Any configuration in LAN/DNS-Filter?
 

skeal

Part of the Furniture
I use my own router to test different configs before trying deploying them to my clients routers.
 

skeal

Part of the Furniture
Try to set and see if it helps with:
Code:
Advertise DNS to clients = yes
Any configuration in LAN/DNS-Filter?
Advertise DNS to clients is set to no as it's default. But I have tried it along the way several times as well as i though t it would be a must for Internet.
Have you re-downloaded a new OVPN config since resetting the router/s?
Yeah plenty of them...sigh
 

Kingp1n

Very Senior Member
I know I had issues setting up OVPN Client with 386.8 but I was also trying out the (AXE16000). I never figured it out. Best of luck and hopefully you're able to figure it out.
 

skeal

Part of the Furniture
Try to set and see if it helps with:
Code:
Advertise DNS to clients = yes
Any configuration in LAN/DNS-Filter?
Yes it's set to router.
 

skeal

Part of the Furniture
Remember the Server client connection has been made everytime. Stability of the connection is not a problem.
 

skeal

Part of the Furniture
Try to set and see if it helps with:
Code:
Advertise DNS to clients = yes
Any configuration in LAN/DNS-Filter?
Router and client connect, connection to the webui for the router is refused. I also tried firefox as a second tester.
 

octopus

Part of the Furniture
Router and client connect, connection to the webui for the router is refused. I also tried firefox as a second tester.
Try to just restart vpnserver.
I remember I have problem with that.
 

skeal

Part of the Furniture
I know I had issues setting up OVPN Client with 386.8 but I was also trying out the (AXE16000). I never figured it out. Best of luck and hopefully you're able to figure it out.
Client is working fine here and the server seems to be working fine. I'm thinking it's something else.
 

skeal

Part of the Furniture
Try to just restart vpnserver.
I remember I have problem with that.
Browser reports this site cannot be reached 192.168.50.1 refused to connect.
 

skeal

Part of the Furniture
What about this service event script for ovpn stuff and routing tables etc. ?
 

octopus

Part of the Furniture

skeal

Part of the Furniture

skeal

Part of the Furniture
Using this command
service restart_vpnserver1
 

skeal

Part of the Furniture
Anyone else want a kicjk at this? anyone know OVPN pretty good? How about you @RMerlin ? I am at a total loss here. I've been running this same setup for years and now since a restore to defaults on the routers involved nothing works right.
 

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