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Access remote server via local ip over OpenVPN, tries to access the clients local network?

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Posted · Original PosterOP


I recently installed OpenVPN on my UnRaid server in order to access it remotely.

Yesterday I was visiting family and tried to test it out on my phone in their network. When trying to access the server's local IP, it tried to connect to this IP on the local network it was currently in instead of the one it was connected to via VPN.

Both networks are from the same ISPs and therefore use the same local IP address scheme with the router being at and everything else at 192.168.2.xxx as well.

How do I fix this? I would ultimately want to deploy a backup server at that location, and being able to access the server when on wifi would obviously be great as well (it works great on cellular).

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Use a subnet that is less frequently used, something like 172.23.x.x maybe.

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