I feel like I'm missing something simple here. I'm pretty new to this level of networking, but well versed in other areas of computing so I should be able to grasp this. I want to be able to use OpenVPN to remotely connect to any up devices on my home LAN. Pretty simple, right? Could be my NAS, a desktop PC, whatever. I can't get it to work!
My network is simple. Modem > Purple > unmanaged switch > devices. Purple is set up in router mode with one LAN network and one OpenVPN server network. I can easily connect to the OpenVPN server from the client app on my phone, but I can't access anything on the LAN. No ping, nothing. Logging off VPN and connecting back to the wifi, everything works as normal and I can access anything on the network.
I tried setting up Rules to allow bi-directional traffic between LAN and OpenVPN to no effect. I tried messing with IP's, subnet masks, and DNS servers on both networks and nothing worked, but I'm wondering if the key is in some of that? Is there a certain pattern of settings on these two networks required to make this work? I've read quite a few posts and articles and so far nothing has helped.
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