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tez
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Different IP address

Post by tez » Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:47 pm

HI all,

Im just setting up my Chromebook with OpenVPN. On the server side, I am using a Netgear router with the built in function.
I can connect successfully and browse the internet fine, however I cannot access any file shares.

On my home network, the IP given to local PC's is 192.168.1.xx
When the VPN is connected, it gives a IP range of 192.168.254.xx

As I understand, it uses a different subnet as I am connecting via TUN.

Any ideas on how I can change the config on the client side or otherwise to allow easy browsing of file shares.
Note that because the VPN server is running on my router, I dont have access to the server side config.

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TinCanTech
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Re: Different IP address

Post by TinCanTech » Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:17 pm

You can connect via \\{IP_Address}\{Share}

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Re: Different IP address

Post by tez » Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:19 pm

TinCanTech wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:17 pm
You can connect via \\{IP_Address}\{Share}
Thanks. I did give that a go instead of the computer name but it won’t connect on.

When I ping the home pc from my Chromebook it times out too

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Re: Different IP address

Post by TinCanTech » Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:29 pm

tez wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:47 pm
Note that because the VPN server is running on my router, I dont have access to the server side config
Oh well ..

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