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Hello,

I have a newbie question..

When using AirVPN via OpenVPN in Linux, does "ALL" traffic, including Transmission go through the VPN tunnel?  I suspect that the answer is yes; however, I need to explain why the question.

I have an ASUS RT-N16 router running OpenWRT.  The best speeds I get from that box is 800kBps (or 7.5Mbps speedtest) whereas it is beyond 3MBps (or 100Mbps speedtest) using a Linux machine running OpenVPN on the same server.  My concern is that there is an issue with one of the methods.  From what I read, the ASUS routers have not been getting favorable reviews due to performance.  I simply want to make sure that the OpenVPN in Linux also covers all traffic, including Transmission.

 

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8 hours ago, razevpn said:

When using AirVPN via OpenVPN in Linux, does "ALL" traffic, including Transmission go through the VPN tunnel?


Of course yes, and this on all platforms. But if you want a verification, enter these into a terminal while connected and post their output here:

$ ip -4 r
$ ip -6 r

 
8 hours ago, razevpn said:

The best speeds I get from that box is 800kBps (or 7.5Mbps speedtest) whereas it is beyond 3MBps (or 100Mbps speedtest) using a Linux machine running OpenVPN on the same server.


With 100 Mbit/s you should be downloading with more than 10 MB/s. Can you try a well seeded torrent like Ubuntu and see what throughput you get out of it? Not when connected with the router, of course.

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xxx:~$ ip -4 r
default via 10.11.12.1 dev tun0 proto static metric 50
default via 192.168.1.1 dev enp0s31f6 proto dhcp metric 100
10.11.12.0/24 dev tun0 proto kernel scope link src 10.11.12.35 metric 50
87.101.92.170 via 192.168.1.1 dev enp0s31f6 proto static metric 100
169.254.0.0/16 dev enp0s31f6 scope link metric 1000
192.168.1.0/24 dev enp0s31f6 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.1.34 metric 100
192.168.1.1 dev enp0s31f6 proto static scope link metric 100
xxx:~$
xxx:~$
xxx:~$
xxx:~$ ip -6 r
::1 dev lo proto kernel metric 256 pref medium
fe80::/64 dev enp0s31f6 proto kernel metric 100 pref medium
fe80::/64 dev tun0 proto kernel metric 256 pref medium
xxx:~$


 

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1 default via 10.11.12.1 dev tun0 proto static metric 50
2 default via 192.168.1.1 dev enp0s31f6 proto dhcp metric 100
3 10.11.12.0/24 dev tun0 proto kernel scope link src 10.11.12.35 metric 50
4 87.101.92.170 via 192.168.1.1 dev enp0s31f6 proto static metric 100
5 169.254.0.0/16 dev enp0s31f6 scope link metric 1000
6 192.168.1.0/24 dev enp0s31f6 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.1.34 metric 100
7 192.168.1.1 dev enp0s31f6 proto static scope link metric 100

Line 1 is a default route via VPN (interface tun0) with a lower metric, therefore higher priority, than the other default route via your router in line 2 (50 vs. 100). This gives the VPN route priority. Therefore I can confirm that everything is routed through the VPN server. The only exceptions are line 4, the VPN server's IP, and line 6 which is your local network.

IPv6 routes are negligible here; you don't seem to have IPv6 connectivity in your network.

» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not to be considered official. Only the AirVPN Staff account should be viewed as such.

» The forums is a place where you can ask questions to the community. You are not entitled to guaranteed answer times. Answer quality may vary, too. If you need professional support, please create tickets.

» If you're new, take some time to read LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. On questions, use the search function first. On errors, search for the error message instead.

» If you choose to create a new thread, keep in mind that we don't know your setup. Give info about it. Never forget the OpenVPN logs or, for Eddie, the support file (Logs > lifebelt icon).

» The community kindly asks you to not set up Tor exit relays when connected to AirVPN. Their IP addresses are subject to restrictions and these are relayed to all users of the affected servers.

 

» Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, chances are you will be unique amond the mass again.

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