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Combo Diversion / openVPN client / Quad9 DNS

Valyno

New Around Here
Hello Community,

Disclaimer: I am no IT trained person...
So please apolgize for my probably obvious/stupid questions...

My set-up:
- Asus AX88U
- Asuswrt-Merlin 384.15, behind ISP modem set as a bridge (Free for the French connaisseurs)
- Wireless router mode / AiMesh Router mode (Default) with 1 Mesh node (Asus AX92U)
- Diversion
- Skynet
- NordVPN subscription with 2 instances set-up in VPN client section, 1st one which exits in the US, I want to use the DNS server of NordVPN so that the hooked ATV can connect to Netflix US (done), instance 2 for other network devices

I want to achieve the following:
- Devices (Desktop, Laptop, smartphones and tablet) have a reserved IP address (done)
- Devices benefit from Diversion & Skynet scripts
- Devices connect to the internet through the openVPN client instance 2
- Devices to be forced to use Quad9 DNS server

So far, I have achieved my Desktop to use the openVPN instance 2.
However I am not sure that the PC is going through the corretct DNS server (DNS leak gives me the following result:
89.187.179.150 unn-89-187-179-150.cdn77.com. Datacamp Limited New York, United States
Which seems to be the NordVPN provider...

I read the following page:
https://x3mtek.com/policy-rule-routing-on-asuswrt-merlin-firmware/ but I am not sure I have fully grasped the explanations. I tried to follow the guide for my settings, dipslayed below, but I am under the impression that the Desktop PC is still using the NordVPN DNS server rather than the one enforced in the settings.
Hence, I am not sure that the Devices are forced to use my router defined DNS server.
So if someone has any advice to give, I will be very gratefull.
Thks
Valyno

WAN DNS


LAN DNS


LAN DNS Filter


VPN Network settings


VPN Advanced settings


VPN custom configuration
Code:
resolv-retry infinite
remote-random
tun-mtu 1500
tun-mtu-extra 32
mssfix 1450
ping 15
ping-restart 0
ping-timer-rem
remote-cert-tls server
pull
fast-io
dhcp-option DNS 9.9.9.9
 

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