ASUS RT-AC86U Merlin 386.4 No internet traffic on OpenVPN

whhaatt

Occasional Visitor
Hi

I have been using merlin for RT-AC86U for over a year now, all of a sudden my external IP is showing as my main ISP location on whatismyipaddress.com
Also on service status status it is showing as Connected (Local: 10.114.182.51 - Internet not redirected)

Any ideas, as I have rebooted the user and re-setup the OpenVPN client. usually when this happens I reboot teh router and issue is resolved.

I do not understand why midway through a working setup this has started to happen as it kind of defies the point of havng a VPN when your location is not changing.
I have 2x VPN setups ExpressVPN and Windscribe and both have the same issue.

eg: my ISP location is showing as manchester and my vpn is connected to london, on whatismyipaddress the location is showing as manchester

Any help would be appreicated.
 

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eibgrad

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Did you just upgrade to 386.4 from a release *prior* to 386.3x?

 

whhaatt

Occasional Visitor
Did you just upgrade to 386.4 from a release *prior* to 386.3x?

That would be a yes, I will try director and post an update later
 

whhaatt

Occasional Visitor
Hi

I have setup VPN Director now, but still get No Internet Traffic, am I missing something?
 

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eibgrad

Part of the Furniture
Hi

I have setup VPN Director now, but still get No Internet Traffic, am I missing something?

Sounds as if you still have "Redirect internet traffic through tunnel" on the OpenVPN clients set to No. They need to be set to "VPN Director".
 

whhaatt

Occasional Visitor
ok I kind of got it working by amending the following option in VPN CLient settings

However it seems like all traffic is getting diverted to ovpn1 eg london
whereby I want all traffic to go to the reserved policy rules on VPN Director
eg Laptop 1 use ovpn1
Laptop 2 use ovpn2
firestick use ovpn3
all the time
 

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eibgrad

Part of the Furniture
Yes (all) directs ALL traffic over the VPN, irrespective of any VPN Director rules you may have created. Also, it's NOT a good idea to use anything but VPN Director when you have multiple, concurrent OpenVPN clients, since you risk nested tunnels (i.e., one OpenVPN client be routed through another). That hurts performance and creates a dependency; should the outermost OpenVPN client fail, it will take down the others with it. You can't even control which gets nested through which, since they all connect in a non-specific order.
 

whhaatt

Occasional Visitor
Ok I have set them all to VPN Director, so no nested tunnels, however all traffic for all devices is using ovpn1 and ignoring my order :(
sorry for being a bit dumb, but just learning on the fly :)
 

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eibgrad

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There is no specific ordering. Not unless you mean that your rules don't seem to be applied to the OpenVPN client you're expecting them to be applied to.
 

whhaatt

Occasional Visitor
Hi yes

So laptop1 client should be using ovpn1 all the time (london)
laptop2 client should be using ovpn2 all the time (manchester)
etc

So when i check my external ip on whatismyipaddress, all clients are showing as located in London
 

eibgrad

Part of the Furniture
Post the output from the follows commands (using ssh) and we'll get a better idea of what's going on.

Code:
ip rule show
ip route show table main
ip route show table ovpnc1
ip route show table ovpnc2
ip route show table ovpnc3
ip route show table ovpnc4
 

whhaatt

Occasional Visitor
Post the output from the follows commands (using ssh) and we'll get a better idea of what's going on.

Code:
ip rule show
ip route show table main
ip route show table ovpnc1
ip route show table ovpnc2
ip route show table ovpnc3
ip route show table ovpnc4
Code:
[email protected]:/tmp/home/root# ifconfig
bcmsw     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:222864 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:116130 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:254625027 (242.8 MiB)  TX bytes:50762866 (48.4 MiB)
          Base address:0xffff

br0       Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
          inet addr:192.168.2.1  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING ALLMULTI MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:133969 errors:0 dropped:16 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:239540 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:44672883 (42.6 MiB)  TX bytes:272352318 (259.7 MiB)

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
          inet addr:192.168.1.136  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING ALLMULTI MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:222922 errors:0 dropped:1154 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:116200 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:255545779 (243.7 MiB)  TX bytes:50776740 (48.4 MiB)


eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
          UP BROADCAST ALLMULTI MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


eth2      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
          UP BROADCAST ALLMULTI MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


eth3      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
          UP BROADCAST ALLMULTI MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


eth4      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
          UP BROADCAST ALLMULTI MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


eth5      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING ALLMULTI MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:2 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:7341 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:1684384 (1.6 MiB)

eth6      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:BC
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING ALLMULTI MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:134121 errors:0 dropped:2 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:251061 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:45091245 (43.0 MiB)  TX bytes:273533479 (260.8 MiB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:6701 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:6701 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:1475916 (1.4 MiB)  TX bytes:1475916 (1.4 MiB)

lo:0      Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.1.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:65536  Metric:1

spu_ds_dummy Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
          UP RUNNING NOARP  MTU:3072  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

spu_us_dummy Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
          UP RUNNING NOARP  MTU:3072  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

tun11     Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
          inet addr:10.123.40.183  P-t-P:10.123.40.183  Mask:255.255.254.0
          UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:55236 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:24260 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:67884415 (64.7 MiB)  TX bytes:1770974 (1.6 MiB)

tun12     Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
          inet addr:10.115.222.58  P-t-P:10.115.222.58  Mask:255.255.254.0
          UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:131019 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:64757 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:147674415 (140.8 MiB)  TX bytes:35553194 (33.9 MiB)

tun13     Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
          inet addr:10.124.122.67  P-t-P:10.124.122.67  Mask:255.255.254.0
          UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:1716 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1784 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:580749 (567.1 KiB)  TX bytes:350263 (342.0 KiB)

tun14     Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
          inet addr:10.123.248.3  P-t-P:10.123.248.3  Mask:255.255.254.0
          UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:392 (392.0 B)  TX bytes:68 (68.0 B)
 
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whhaatt

Occasional Visitor
Code:
[email protected]:/tmp/home/root# ifconfig
bcmsw Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:222864 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:116130 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:254625027 (242.8 MiB) TX bytes:50762866 (48.4 MiB)
Base address:0xffff

br0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
inet addr:192.168.2.1 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING ALLMULTI MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:133969 errors:0 dropped:16 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:239540 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:44672883 (42.6 MiB) TX bytes:272352318 (259.7 MiB)

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
inet addr:192.168.1.136 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING ALLMULTI MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:222922 errors:0 dropped:1154 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:116200 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:255545779 (243.7 MiB) TX bytes:50776740 (48.4 MiB)


eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
UP BROADCAST ALLMULTI MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


eth2 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
UP BROADCAST ALLMULTI MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


eth3 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
UP BROADCAST ALLMULTI MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


eth4 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
UP BROADCAST ALLMULTI MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


eth5 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:B8
UP BROADCAST RUNNING ALLMULTI MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:2 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:7341 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:1684384 (1.6 MiB)

eth6 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 24:4B:FE:E4:E1:BC
UP BROADCAST RUNNING ALLMULTI MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:134121 errors:0 dropped:2 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:251061 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:45091245 (43.0 MiB) TX bytes:273533479 (260.8 MiB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:65536 Metric:1
RX packets:6701 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:6701 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1475916 (1.4 MiB) TX bytes:1475916 (1.4 MiB)

lo:0 Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.1.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:65536 Metric:1

spu_ds_dummy Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP RUNNING NOARP MTU:3072 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

spu_us_dummy Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP RUNNING NOARP MTU:3072 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

tun11 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
inet addr:10.123.40.183 P-t-P:10.123.40.183 Mask:255.255.254.0
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:55236 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:24260 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:67884415 (64.7 MiB) TX bytes:1770974 (1.6 MiB)

tun12 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
inet addr:10.115.222.58 P-t-P:10.115.222.58 Mask:255.255.254.0
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:131019 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:64757 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:147674415 (140.8 MiB) TX bytes:35553194 (33.9 MiB)

tun13 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
inet addr:10.124.122.67 P-t-P:10.124.122.67 Mask:255.255.254.0
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1716 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1784 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:580749 (567.1 KiB) TX bytes:350263 (342.0 KiB)

tun14 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
inet addr:10.123.248.3 P-t-P:10.123.248.3 Mask:255.255.254.0
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:392 (392.0 B) TX bytes:68 (68.0 B)
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Please don't post 'bare' output like that. Use the 'Code' marks available in the toolbar when you're replying.
 

eibgrad

Part of the Furniture
When you added the 'code' marks, you ended up replacing the output from the routing tables w/ the output from ifconfig. I still have the original output from the latter saved, but it might be confusing to others.

Based on what I'm seeing in the ip rules and routing tables, it should be working. I don't see anything wrong. At least not yet.

Each of the IPs listed in the VPN Director are using a different OpenVPN client. And I can see that in the ip rules. And each routing table is configured w/ the correct default route for its OpenVPN client.
 

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