I am attempting to route traffic coming in to my openVPN client from the PureVPN host and am having no luck. I am using PureVPN to have a constant public IP, not so much for typical VPN use, so I use DDNS to make other systems aware of my IP address and connect with my equipment.
On the router (Version 3.203, not using Luci) I created an OpenVPN connection to PureVPN. It connects and gets an IP address.
I used VPN Policy to tell the system to allow only the two devices I want to be accessed to use the VPN (via MAC address), and this works, as I generated outbound transactions that logged the public IP address and it matches the VPN public IP address.
I then used port forwarding to redirect ovpn traffic on certain ports to the IP addresses of the two devices I want outbound facing. This does NOT happen.
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Thanks for your reply, I had tried it both ways. The “i” informational message next to the prompt almost makes it sound like it enables local file sharing on the router (USB device maybe?), but tried it several times (and again this morning at your suggestion) with no luck.
TCPDUMP on the router’s “tun0” device shows no inbound traffic when I attempt to connect via the public IP address. It does show activity when I load a webpage from the lan side via the tunnel.
I’m becoming increasingly convinced the problem is with PureVPN, which will be terrible as they have been entirely ineffective in providing any guidance.