Help for a Newbie

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Wayne Gulliford
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Help for a Newbie

Post by Wayne Gulliford » Thu Oct 06, 2022 5:25 pm

Can someone help or point me right direction?

I'm new to SoftEther and trying to setup a Site-to-Site VPN, using Layer 3 IP routing.
I have followed the guide "10.6 Build a LAN-to-LAN VPN (Using L3 IP Routing)" but have had no success.
Below is the config I have setup on the bench.
It appears to be connected but I can't access (ping) the other network from either side.
The remote bridge side can't ping the Layer 3 Switch address ( but the Server side can.
It feels like I am missing some fundamental setting to get this to work.
If there is any missing information needed, please let me know and I will try to provide.



SoftEther Server (Windows 10)
Virtual Hub Name: Local
Users: 1 user with password
Bridged to local network card (IP

Virtual Hub Name: Remote
Users: 1 user with password
Cascade connection to Local virtual hub

Layer 3 Switch
IP Address /24 virtual hub Local
IP Address /24 virtual hub Remote

Added Route to Server: route add mask

Router forwarding port 5555 to Server (IP


Remote Bridge Server (Windows 10)
Network Card IP:
Virtual Hub Connection to DDNS name on Server (with username and password)
Virtual Hub Connecting To: Remote

Added Route to Bridge Server: route add mask

Router forwarding port 5555 to Bridge Server (IP

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Re: Help for a Newbie

Post by solo » Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:53 pm

Get rid of the internal cascade and routes and apply external static routes.

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