troubleshooting Question

OpenVPN Windows 2003 Configuration

Avatar of roman07
roman07Flag for China asked on
VPNWindows Server 2003
6 Comments1 Solution1032 ViewsLast Modified:
I have 1 dedicated server located in the UK with a static IP running windows server 2003. I have installed OpenVPN onto this machine with the following server.ovpn:

dev tun
secret static.key

On my client machine (windows xp) I have also installed OpenVPN and set the client.ovpn as follows:

remote aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd
dev tun
secret static.key

On the server I select CONNECT from the tray icon for OpenVPN...and it connects but the TAP-32 adapter is in a constant state of "Aquiring a network address"
On the client I select CONNECT as above, and it all connects and I get an IP on

When I open internet explorer/firefox on the client machine I am not getting the VPN ip... I am getting my local ISP ip...  

Why is the TAP adapter on the server not getting an IP???? And is this the reason my client is not getting the right IP etc??? Where have I gone wrong?

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 6 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 6 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros