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No internet trough VPN tunnel PiVPN

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:34 pm
by profodes
Hello all,

First of all when this topic is started in the wrong place then please move it to the right place if possible.

I’m new to this forum but are using OpenVPN for three years now on all my devices using PiVPN as a server.
Since a few days I have problems using internet through the tunnel. According the application “openvpn” I have a connection and also my iPad and iPhone gives the vpn status next to the WiFi sign.
Still I’m not able to have an internet connection.

What did I already do:
1. I created new profiles... didn’t help.
2. I updated the Raspbian pi... didn’t help.
3. I reinstalled and created new profiles. I again have a connection with the vpn tunnel. But am no at able to use internet.

Is someone able to give me a solution?

Thanks for your help.

Re: No internet trough VPN tunnel PiVPN

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:08 pm
by Sherratt
I'm having the same issue. Looks like it relates to compression. On the piVPN site there is a recent thread on this issue. One comment may help "Looks like it was related to the compress configuration. The iOS client warns about using it (there was a security vulnerability announced in August). If you have it disabled client side and enabled server side things don’t work."

When I switch compression on in the app on my iPhone, the connection works. Obviously I don't want to do that, due to the insecurity, but I'm not near my installations at the moment, and I don't want to risk my connections with other devices by fiddling around without the possibility of physical access, but will try removing compression from the server next time I'm there.

Re: No internet trough VPN tunnel PiVPN

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:51 pm
by profodes
Thanks Sherratt and sorry for my late reply.
I also found that “compression” solution.
Do you already find a better solution and if so can you please let me know?

Kind regards,