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I'm trying to run an OpenVPN VPN on an XP box. It works fine when I have a physical connection plugged in to the wired Ethernet port. However, when I try to run it with the wireless card as the primary interface I get a new connection created in my control panel that refuses to connect. Anyone have ideas?

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How is the wireless connection routed to your VPN target and does that differ significantly from the wired connection that works. – Helvick Oct 23 '09 at 22:54
I can't tell. When I run open vpn it creates a new connection that is broken and won't connect. – Zak Oct 23 '09 at 23:37
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try using tcp instead of udp. A friend of mine got some trouble with wireless connection to ovpn. Connection breaks etc. UDP is a little bit faster than tcp in OVPN, but firstly try to get a clean and long time lasting connection.

You need the proto tcp-server option to enable this on server side and proto tcp on client side.

Secondly make sure to use the same interface type on both end. I use the tap on both machines.

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I'll give this a try – Zak Oct 27 '09 at 1:01

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