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OpenVPN client "Policy Rules (Strict)" Issue

Discussion in 'VPN' started by sl4fko, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. sl4fko

    sl4fko Occasional Visitor

    Nov 1, 2018

    I configured NordVPN OpenVPN client on my AC86U (Merlin 384.15) and it works just fine. However, since Netflix does not work on my Fire TV with VPN, I somehow have to exclude it from connecting to VPN.

    My settings are as shown on screenshots in pasted links!

    As soon as I turn on the "Force Internet traffic through tunnel" setting to "Policy Rules", my ISP IP is visible on ipleak.net, so VPN is not working...

    Further more, I installed all options of x3mRouting in Putty and ran:

    sh /jffs/scripts/x3mRouting/load_DNSMASQ_ipset_iface.sh 0 NETFLIX netflix.com,nflxext.com,nflximg.net,nflxso.net,nflxvideo.net

    Netflix does work after enabling Policy Rules but I think because VPN doesn't (visible ISP IP!!!) and not because of the script...

    Hopefully it makes sense, what I wrote... :D

    Thanks for your help!

    VPN working

    Policy rules (IP leak!)
  2. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

    Apr 14, 2012
    Make sure you do add rules, because the default is to NOT redirect any traffic. Only traffic covered by rules will be.