I just bought a Slate before a trip. The setup at home went perfectly. I was particularly impressed by the handling of PIA’s bulk ovpn zip file. Upgraded to 3.007. Successfully tested both Ethernet and WiFi WAN.
At a conference room, I used Ethernet and shared the Wifi with four coworkers that day. This worked fine.
I connected to the hotel Wifi that night and could not initially get Internet access. VPN was not connected, and when I connected it Internet access from multiple Wifi clients worked fine. he next day, I needed to also manually connect to OpenVPN server in order for any Internet from the LAN to work. Might this be a bug that a configured OpenVPN client not connected does not allow un-tunneled internet access? Is there an option to auto-connect or not?
I then tried to connect to the airport’s Wifi, which uses a captive portal. I previously had DNS rebind and Override DNS setting both enabled, so I disabled these and clicked Apply. With all four DNS settings turned off, I tried my laptop, phone, and tablet, and none of them gave me the captive portal window. I rebooted the router and confirmed DNS settings were all off – same issue.
Captive portal while the clients were directly associated with the airport’s Wifi worked fine. I did not attempt MAC cloning. I bet it would work, but did not see the diagnostic value in trying, since I am not interested in this workaround ongoing.
What else can I try to get captive portal working?
My last issue is that while I can get ~200mbps without an OpenVPN tunnel, my speeds drop below 15mbps with the tunnel up. Turning off VPN on the router and instead using a software client from my machines to the same VPN server still provide close to 200mbps.
Is this degree of speed degradation expected using OpenVPN?