Connecting to management interface failed Error

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cbc
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Connecting to management interface failed Error

Post by cbc » Thu May 13, 2021 2:27 pm

Netgear router. Pulled config ovpn file from router vpn setup menu. Openvpn 2.5.2 for Windows 10 installed.

Getting the "Connecting to management interface failed" Error when trying to connect. Have changed network "TAP" adapter name to "NETGEAR-VPN"
Any suggestions: :?:

ovpn Config
# This is a comment
client
dev tap
proto udp
dev-node NETGEAR-VPN
remote routerIPhere 12974
resolv-retry infinite
nobind
persist-key
persist-tun
ca ca.crt
cert client.crt
key client.key
cipher AES-128-CBC
comp-lzo
verb 5

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TinCanTech
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Re: Connecting to management interface failed Error

Post by TinCanTech » Thu May 13, 2021 4:20 pm

You are using the Openvpn GUI for Windows ?

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Re: Connecting to management interface failed Error

Post by cbc » Sat May 15, 2021 1:59 am

Yes, the openvpn GUI for Windows

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Re: Connecting to management interface failed Error

Post by TinCanTech » Sat May 15, 2021 11:50 am


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Re: Connecting to management interface failed Error

Post by cbc » Sun May 16, 2021 2:22 am

Good tip. It actually pointed me to the fact that when the ovpn config file was imported, it didn't take the other config files and key files with it to the same folder. Copying them into the same folder solved the issue and all runs smooth.

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