So I finally got my Wireguard to work. I had a Protonmail account and found a free version single device. I copied the config into the Flint and it connected perfectly… The speed tests look great as well.
A few things. It looks like the VPN policys do not work at all. I have them set up for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, etc… All still report I am on a VPN and shut me down until I turn off the VPN. Is this a bug? How do I get it to work?
Also when using other VPN providers to test my current VPN they all report unprotected… Thats BS…How do I get a legit test that is not just some other VPN provider trying to get my business? How safe is this Wireguard? Can I assume its still better than no vpn?
If I can get my streaming to work without having to shut down the VPN that would be perfect…
You on 3.213 or 3.214 stable builds? Any adguardhome running? DNS traffic could be causing it? switching from OpenVPN may have caused a translating error. Perhaps deleting the vpn policy and add back the same ones while using wiregaurd may make it work. (I personal have done this many times where I made a policy and hit add but forgot to hit apply just something to watch out for.)
I just upgraded to 3.214 yesterday thinking it would fix the issue. I am going to try and remove the policy sites and re-add them as you suggest… good idea. will report back asap…
Ok, just got done deleting them and adding them back. I also tried turning off the vpn, then adding them and hit apply. Then turn the vpn back on. Also rebooted the router as well just to clear any crazy cached addresses…
When you updated you kept all settings and packages.(I never check this option and let it erase and load fresh every time.) I then install luci manually add back packages and use a saved config file. I now its annoying and takes some time but I never have a issue with updates. I guessing something has happened to iproutingtables. Maybe alzhao might have a better take on it. May try reverting and not keeping settings and packages. Then update or wait to hear from alzhao
Thats my point…I am protected using a VPN… Just not the Nord one at the moment. I am using Proton VPN.
What site out there gives you an actual status of your security without saying you can only be protected using their service.
Here is the Mullvad report. They make me think my connection is wide open to the world. Im no expert, but just because they can identify any address does not mean they know who you are or what you are doing. This report shows Atlanta… I am in another state completely. Sure tells me that they dont know where I am.
Ironically, the Proton VPN site does not even offer a test of your security. I wonder if its because they offer a free one?
I think someone may have answered this but NordVPN will always say unprotected unless you are using NordVPN Servers. Same with PIA and Mallvad. Your protection is that the IP Address that it shows should not be the actual one that is assigned by you ISP.
First, you need to check if your IP is the same as VPN server using various online tools, e.g. whatismyip, google etc.
DNS leak check
Then, you need to use dnsleaktest.com to check if you have DNS leaks. All the DNS servers should be servers of the vpn service or in the region of the vpn server. It should not contain your own vpn services and display your own region.
There are some other tools e.g. port detecting or webrtc checks. But basically the two above.