Connecting to a computer on the VPN

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    Firewalla

    You can access those computers using their IP address, or using the local domain name.  https://help.firewalla.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004304054-Device-View#h_66fea7ab-47e2-49bf-8b62-dc3328430a92

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    Firewalla

    Thank you for your prompt answer...

    I have read the article.  I know how to find the computer name and its IP address with no problem.

    I can remotely access the firewall and look at the device list and their subsequent information...

    The VPN Is running...

    WHAT software/program do I use to access the IP address or the computer name?

    (Using Windows10) Do I need to set up  Remote Desktop Access in the work (remote) computer and then start a remote desktop connection on the home (local) computer?

    When Answering...Please assume that I am a complete idiot when it comes to remote access over a VPN...

     I have a large number of clients needing firewall and VPN remote access.  I have already purchased two Firewalla Golds and will bee dto purchase another early NeXT week with more to be ordered as the week progresses.  However, before buying a ton more I need to get this figured out so that I can provide my clients with easy to understand instructions  to gain remote access onve I have it all set up.

     

    Thanks again for your help.

    Rus

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    Firewalla

    Yes, you will need some type of remote desktop, like this Microsoft Remote Desktop.  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/how-to-use-remote-desktop-5fe128d5-8fb1-7a23-3b8a-41e636865e8c

     

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    Hans Tobeason

    I'm stuck in a similar place, trying to access devices in my home LAN via the Firewalla Gold VPN service.

    I have the VPN set up and working - I know it's working 'cause when it's active, I can see that my local MacBook's IP address is now my home ISP IP address.

    But I can't "see" any of the devices on my home LAN.  For example, if I try vnc://192.168.1.50, which is an iMac on my home LAN, I get an error: Connection failed to “192.168.1.50”.  Note that I can successfully VNC in to that iMac using the home ISP IP address, e.g. vnc://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.

    Likewise, though I can access my Synology NAS from the home iMac using https://XXX@192.168.1.90:5006/, that doesn't work from my local MacBook through the Firewalla VPN.

    I'm stumped.  I know this must be easy, and that there's something I'm just not "getting".  Any advice most appreciated.  TIA.

    EDIT:  I've made some progress.  I edited the WireGuard app's configuration to look like this:

    [Interface]

    PrivateKey = [PRIVATEKEY]

    Address = 10.189.44.150/32

    DNS = 10.189.44.1

     

    [Peer]

    PublicKey = [PUBLICKEY]

    AllowedIPs = 192.168.1.50/32, 192.168.1.90/32

    Endpoint = xxx.d.firewalla.org:51820

    Now I can get through to the home devices at .50 and .90.  However, as long as the WireGuard tunnel is active, I can't see anything else on the internet at all - I assume this is something to do with changing the AllowedIPs from the default 0.0.0.0/0.

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