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@criss, when you got to the DNS Config section, did you follow the tutorial as written? Were you already using Unbound, or another solution? I've disabled Unbound due to using Pi-hole. It seems like I should just follow as written since it wants us to set the Outgoing Network Interfaces to the VPN interface. Does that mean Unbound will only be used for the VPN interface?

Thoughts? Thanks!
Nice! I haven't seen that tutorial yet. I'll give it a try tonight. Thanks much for following up!
Hey there. Sorry I haven't replied in a while. Home networking isn't always a priority in the summer. :)

So regarding this step:
QuoteYou will have to set your interfaces to use the VPN as the gateway so you can have some networks on the VPN and some that are not if you so desire.

I was able to solve my first issue where enabling the VPN killed my internet access by checking the "Don't add/remove routes" box in the VPN client setup. Assuming this is correct, I went to the next step of assigning the new "ovpnc2" network port to an interface I called "WAN_PIA". When enabling this new interface, two new gateways are created, "WAN_PIA_VPNV6 (active)" and "WAN_PIA_VPNV4". In the "WAN_PIA" interface, I have both IPv4 and IPv6 config types set to none. Where do these new gateways come from? Why is IPv6 active, but not IPv4?

So ya, that's kinda where I am. Does this issue ring a bell? Did I miss a step or do something wrong? Is it even an issue? :)

I'm happy to be a guinea pig for your potentially new article, and thanks again for any potential help!
Hey there,

So I've been following a few tutorials, but keep running into the same issues when attempting to set up a permanent gateway to Private Internet Access' OpenVPN service. So far I've used these tutorials:
None of the above tutorials get me where I need to be, but each seems to have some pieces that seem appropriate.

I've LOVE it if I could kinda roll through this step by step with someone. It's hard to ask the right questions at a place like Reddit for situations like this, so I was hoping this forum may be more appropriate.

So first things first, I started off by creating an OpenVPN client using steps 1 and 2 here:

Without the rest of the steps, when I turn on the client, my access to the internet dies. I can reach anything on my internal network, but nothing external. I assume this is expected without the appropriate firewall rules, right? Thoughts?

Thank you!