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Thanks kernol for your kind reply. I did read how to test for kill switch operation in this thread but I don't know how to use the two rules that were shown. I can do a lot with my two routers, using one as a node in aimesh and running PIA VPN. Learned a lot along the way but I need instructions from someone like you as to how do I use these rules to test for kill switch operation. I figured everything else out by searching, reading and trying it out. Just can't find any more info on this task.
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
To test the VPNClient killswitch you need to open a SSH session on your router. To do that you need to go to the Administration > System tab after logging in with your browser to the router. Half way down the page under "Service" - Enable SSH for LAN only - do not allow SSH Port Forwarding and choose a non-default port [say 222] and allow password login.
I use MobaXterm on my Windows 10 workstation as a terminal for SSH and several other useful remote tools. Use that or Putty or any other terminal of your choice to login to your Router under SSH terminal using your admin username and password.
At the command prompt you can issue those commands that I pointed out to you.
So if you have configured OpenVPN Client No 1 to route certain Local IP's through a VPN service provider - then with that OVPN1 enabled you would type this command at the Terminal prompt ...
[Change the 1 to a 2, 3 ,4 or 5 .... depending on which VPNClient you want to test].
Check whether the Local IP's that you had directed through the VPN Tunnel have now lost internet connection - and if so - the killswitch is working as designed. Now to bring the VPN Tunnel back up again issue this command at the terminal prompt ...
Now check that the Local IP's that you had directed through the VPN tunnel have had their internet connection restored.
If my explanation above is "overkill" - sorry ... but I have no idea of your skills level ... but do remember all too well when I first joined this forum as a non-coder noob ... first posts are not always easy given the high skill levels of so many members .
PS - If you are a noob like I was - then if not done already - at that SSH command prompt - type "amtm" and open Pandora's Box to a huge array of awesome add-ons [like those in my signature]. Just follow the prompts and read here if stuck ...