I got my setup working (I used a
Debian image, though) yesterday, so I should have most information fresh in memory.
I would say: try to ping it. You probably will be able to. (If not, then there’s something seriously wrong with the connection, you might want to check the
/var/log/syslog file at the server, to see if OpenVPN had some kind of error message)
After you’ve pinged successfully you might want to edit
/etc/openvpn/server.conf (or whatever the
.conf file in the
/etc/openvpn directory is called), and look for the line that says
push "redirect-gateway def1 bypass-dhcp"
Depending on what you want, you can either comment this line (by putting a
# in front of it) - this will tell every connected client: “You should only use this OpenVPN connection to connect to internal IPs”, or uncomment it: - this will tell every connected client: “Whatever internet-resource you want to access, send it through this connection”.
I’m not very good with Windows, but that’s what helped me with my problems yesterday. The question usually is: what kind of traffic am I sending through the OpenVPN connection, and what kind of traffic can I send through the connection (i.e.: what does the server do with it)
If you’re looking for a way to do this using the
Debian image, you can simply follow this tutorial, and it’ll probably work afterwards.
Best of luck, and enjoy your evening .