I have a PEPWave Surf/SOHO (f/w 8.1.1 build 4994) at the office, with a Windows server on the LAN behind it. I want to enable OpenVPN on the Surf, and then VPN into it from home in order to access the Windows server files. I thought it would be straight forward and simple.
IP setup on the office side is: public IP (108.190.x.x) → pepwave interface (172.16.0.13) → Lan (192.168.1.x) with DHCP server option enabled. Windows server IP is (192.168.1.8)
A few questions:
First, in the Remote User Access page, the “Listen On” for the WAN is checked (with 172.16.0.13 checked). I generated/downloaded the .ovpn config to use on my home computer, selecting the “Route all traffic” option . But the .ovpn is configured with the 172.16.0.13 address. But shouldn’t the .ovpn be loaded with the public IP address (108.190.x.x)? If so, how do I accomplish that?
Second, once I do get the .ovpn configured correctly to use on my home computer, once I connect to the LAN (192.168.1.x) network, where will I enter the local LAN userid/password?
Third, is it necessary/required to do any port forwarding on the Surf/SOHO to make this work?
Thanks, in advance, for any help.