Homelab setup with OpenVPN

This forum is for admins who are looking to build or expand their OpenVPN setup.
Forum rules
Please use the [oconf] BB tag for openvpn Configurations. See viewtopic.php?f=30&t=21589 for an example.
Post Reply
OpenVpn Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:15 pm

Homelab setup with OpenVPN

Post by FriedRice » Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:38 pm

Hey guys, pretty new to homelab and openvpn setup in general. Was thinking I could get some pointers from any expert out there. It's my first time trying to setup a homelab. Here's what I have so far:

A - Home PC ( IPv4:, Mask:, Default Gateway:
B - ESXI Homelab with two VMs on there:
B-1: Windows Server 2012 (IPv4:, Mask:, Default Gateway:
B-2: Windows 10 Pro that is domain joined with 2 NIC(IPv4:, Mask: and (IPv4:, Mask: with two persistant route that I added the following way:
- route -p add mask
- route -p add mask
C - Home Tplinkwifi Router that I setup OpenVPN with a VPN subnet/Netmask of (used for Home and Internet Network), I have also setup a Virtual server for RDP(IPv4:, Internal and External Port: 3389, Protocol: TCP

When I connect with my laptop using my phone data, it gives me an IPv4: with a mask of, I cannot RDP into that Windows 10 Pro machine. However, I am able to ping and rdp from my Home PC just fine(without VPN). Any idea where I might have messed up?

Forum Team
Posts: 11124
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:17 pm

Re: Homelab setup with OpenVPN

Post by TinCanTech » Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:26 pm

Looooooooooooong way to go.

Best to start by reading the howto. https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/HOWTO

Post Reply