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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 and other device is i am getting request timed out. The tracert has the packet being routed through the VPN to the Virtual Gateway of Also I am not able to ping from the server to the client. ie ping

Below is a simple topology.

[Network 1] Hosts server on |

[Network 2] client on |

[VPN Server] |

So essentially from running tracert on client side I am getting...

1 30ms 40ms 20ms HOME []

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

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Is packet forwarding turned on? I'm not sure how one would do this in Windows. – cjc Sep 12 '11 at 19:28
Its likely i didn't setup my routs correctly i guess that's how packet forwarding is handled. I'm going to double check right now – Maurycy_was_userxxxxxx Sep 12 '11 at 19:36
I double checked my routes and I am still not certain where the problem lies. any ideas? – Maurycy_was_userxxxxxx Sep 12 '11 at 20:38
Did you enable Forwarding?… basically the registry change for IpEnableRouter. – cjc Sep 12 '11 at 21:07
It Finally works! Thank you CJC, I did do that earlier and it still did not work. What I did was essentially removed all old config files and redid my setup following this tutorial which is centered around windows vs linux... . I had to delete my previously set routes ( i just ran route -f which deletes all routes [don't do this on a production server] and then openvpn setup the routes for me which I specified in the .ovpn file. ). After making sure my router is pointing all the packets for the tunnel to the openVPN server I was able to ping my clients. – Maurycy_was_userxxxxxx Sep 13 '11 at 18:33

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