I have setup the Open VPN on a client’s router and downloaded the Open VPN client profile. On the client’s machine I have installed the Open VPN GUI and then pasted the Open VPN client profile in the correct directory location. I then will right click the Open VPN icon in the icon tray and hit connect. After entering my credentials it connects successfully. However, when I try to access network drives, I can not access them. I can ping the domain controller, but i can not ping it using the domain controllers name. Does anyone have any idea what settings I need to change so the DNS will work properly with the Open VPN?
Do you have internal DNS servers on the LAN? If not, a local DNS record can be added to the router if the DNS proxy is being used.
Yes, we have an internal DNS server on the LAN.
OK, step 1 is to confirm the internal DNS servers are assigned to the client under: Network> LAN> DHCP Server. Uncheck “Assign DNS server automatically” to configure the internal DNS severs.
For step 2 which model router are you using for OpenVPN? Special firmware may be needed for this, so please let us know the router model and firmware version.
The Assign DNS server Automatically, was already unchecked, and the correct DNS server IPs are configured in the DNS server 1 & 2 settings.
We are using a Peplink Balance One, with firmware 8.0.2 installed.