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Cannot access server from outside local network

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:48 pm
by Richdem
Hi all,

I want to use an old laptop I have laying around as a VPN server. I have installed Linux Mint and open VPN access server. I can connect successfully to the server using my android phone and open VPN connect from within the local network but cannot connect from outside the LAN.

I tried entering my public IP address in the server setup and forward port 1194 on my router to the IP address of the laptop the server is running on but it still doesn't work. I have an Asus RT-AC 86U wireless router. I know this router natively supports open VPN but I want the server to run on another network where the router doesn't support open VPN.

Is there something I am doing wrong in the server setup to allow remote access?

Any help would be greatly appreciated