Please excuse my inexperience. I managed to setup a vpn connection between a single client and server. Currently I am testing this in VM's which are running Server 2008 R2 (temporary since I have install disks handy). Each VM is in a remote location with its own IP address. (I am remoting in).
What is happening is that I am able to ping the VPN Server from the client with no problem. once I attempt to ping another device on the network (say server is 192.168.1.2 and other device is 192.168.1.3) i am getting request timed out. The tracert has the packet being routed through the VPN to the Virtual Gateway of 10.8.0.1. Also I am not able to ping from the server to the client. ie ping 192.168.2.3
Below is a simple topology.
[Network 1] Hosts server on 192.168.1.2 192.168.1.0 | 255.255.255.0
[Network 2] client on 192.168.2.3 192.168.2.0 | 255.255.255.0
[VPN Server] 10.8.0.1 10.8.0.0 | 255.255.255.0
So essentially from running tracert on client side I am getting...
1 30ms 40ms 20ms HOME [10.8.0.1]
2 * * * Request timed out.
Meaning the packet is reaching the server but not being routed from server to machine on same network.
I realize there could be several problems so even a direction would be greatly appreciated. The openvpn logs are just showing ipv6 routing warnings but I am not using ipv6 so i am assuming this can be ignored.
I used this tutorial to setup the server and client http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/security/security-howto/30353-how-to-set-up-a-site-to-site-vpn-with-openvpn?showall=&start=1