x3mRouting Plex routing rules to bypass VPN

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iTyPsIDg

Regular Contributor
I configured x3mRouting to send all my traffic through the VPN. Now, I'd like to set it up to forward Plex traffic through the WAN. To be clear, I'm a Plex client in this scenario. I do not have a Plex Media Server. I am connecting to a friend's server and he doesn't care what country I'm in, so I don't need to add the overhead of the VPN connection when routing to him.

Everything I found online is about how to set up the server, and a search here didn't turn up anything useful. Does anyone know how to accomplish this goal?
 

eibgrad

Very Senior Member
Add a static route (using a route directive) for your friend's public IP to custom config.

Code:
route 199.199.199.199 255.255.255.255 net_gateway

Or if he's using a dynamic public IP, perhaps the known range from his ISP.

Code:
route 199.199.199.0 255.255.255.0 net_gateway

P.S. When using PBR in strict mode, this is known to strip out static routes to the WAN, so it will likely require NOT using strict mode.
 

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