No Phone Notifications When Connected to Home Network via Open VPN

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No Phone Notifications When Connected to Home Network via Open VPN

Post by dbrits » Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:16 pm

I have Open VPN installed on my Galaxy S10, running Android 11. I'm using Open VPN to connect to my home network using a VPN server installed on a Raspberry Pi. ( This is the guide I followed: https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-vpn-server/ ) I'm using No-Ip as my dynamic DNS service, and I've made sure that port forwarding is setup properly. I can successfully connect to my home network and I have internet access, but it kills notifications on my phone. As soon as I disconnect from OpenVPN, I receive a deluge of notifications (Gmail, Outlook, Twitter, etc.). I can connect to other VPN services, like Hide.me VPN, and I receive notifications. Any thoughts on what might be happening and how it can be resolved?

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Re: No Phone Notifications When Connected to Home Network via Open VPN

Post by TinCanTech » Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:00 pm


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Re: No Phone Notifications When Connected to Home Network via Open VPN

Post by dbrits » Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:09 pm

TinCanTech wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:00 pm
Take your pick of this crap:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/283 ... i#35461593
Thanks for sharing. Those fixes didn't work sadly. Plus, when I'm connected directly to my home network, I don't have any issues receiving notifications.

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Re: No Phone Notifications When Connected to Home Network via Open VPN

Post by TinCanTech » Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:45 pm

What difference does it make if you use a VPN for those services ?

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Re: No Phone Notifications When Connected to Home Network via Open VPN

Post by dbrits » Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:05 am

TinCanTech wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:45 pm
What difference does it make if you use a VPN for those services ?
I have a DNS sinkhole installed on the Pi that blocks all ads, trackers, and other stupid stuff on the home network. I'd like to take advantage of that while away from home.

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Re: No Phone Notifications When Connected to Home Network via Open VPN

Post by TinCanTech » Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:56 am

Then don't blame your problems on your VPN.

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Re: No Phone Notifications When Connected to Home Network via Open VPN

Post by dbrits » Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:26 am

TinCanTech wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:56 am
Then don't blame your problems on your VPN.
It might not be OpenVPN. That's what I'm trying to figure out. I freely admit that I'm not an expert when it comes to networking, which is why I came here to look for an answer. Search results yielded nothing, so I posted. Thanks for the constructive responses though. :roll: I'll be sure to look into some other VPN software.

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