Peplink balance 30 VPN issues/setup


#1

Howdy all,

I am trying to connect to a network (192.168.10.0/24 - it has the peplink 30 firewall) from another network using the pptp client. Using the pptp setup in windows, everything works fine but once i connect to the 192.168.10.0 network, i cannot see any devices on that network other than the peplink device and i cannot see anything on my local network. i am new to pptp vpn’ing - is there definitions i need to put someplace for the peplink to allow me to see everything on 192.168.10.0 and is there something i need to turn on so i can still see my local network when i am connected?

edit: i just used this docto solve the split tunnel issue - still need help on seeing devices on the remote network :slight_smile:

edit 2: i feel like the following info would be helpful: there is a device i CAN ping from the peplink device (192.168.10.5) but i cannot from the laptop i am pptp’d into the network with. it screams out to me that i need to define the network (LAN) as accessible from the pptp but i am not sure where to do that. (possibly a NAT mapping?)


#2

If the Balance has a “deny all” inbound firewall rule, create the following inbound rule for PPTP clients:

Source = 192.168.10.0/24
Destination = Any
Action = Allow

The destination of “Any” allows PPTP clients to also get back out to the internet. No NAT mapping is needed for the Balance PPTP server.


#3

it would appear that the default firewall inbound rule is “allow” to any any, so that is what is there now.

i would think this is a bad default rule. also, i would have thought my question would be simple. i have a peplink with devices behind it, i cannot see them when logged in with pptp, i can only see the peplink. the peplink can ping all the devices behind it. what do i need to change?


#4

Hi,

We don’t do blocking by default since Balance 30 is a Link Load Balancer.

  1. Beside the LAN devices, are you able to ping Peplink LAN IP (192.168.10.x)?

  2. Please check all your Laptop’s network adapters by using “ipconfig/all | more”. Any network adapter having same subnet (192.168.10.x)?


#5

I had this issue, 5 min search on the forum for this thread, as suspected was a fw rule issue. implemented the inbound rule for my LAN subnet - sorted. Thanks.