Hello there! Please help me before I lose my mind. I'm seriously out of my depth!
I flashed my router with OpenWRT, I get twice the range, stability, and speed - great, as I depend on it for work!
But... my VPN stopped working properly (server is OpenVPN). I see the client connecting, but the APIs I'm trying to use just give me ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED. That's on both Wi-Fi and cable. If I use a hotspot or another network, it works - so it's definitely the router's fault.
I tried stopping then disabling the firewall, but then I have no internet.
Please, I know there is a super simple setting somewhere, but I have no concept on even what term to search for as I have no meaningful knowledge of networks and OpenWRT is super complex.
I use adblock as a browser extension, disabling it does not change things. It's not installed on the router.
Actually the router is just a fresh install of 21.02.2 , I've not installed anything, nor have I messed with the settings beyond setting up 2.4g and 5g networks.
So where is the VPN? is it on your computer? Is this end the server or client? Where are you seeing the error -- is this in the OpenVPN log or something like a web browser or similar after the VPN connection has been established?
Normal internet access is working 100% - through a web browser and every other app that I use - both with and without active VPN connecton.
There is a single work-related website I can't log into without connecting to the company's VPN - let's call it website.company.com - the site itself is open to the public and loads just fine. The API that powers the website - let's call it api-website.company.com - is what I need VPN connection for. As soon as I hit that login button I see the request made to api-website.company.com in the Network tab in Chrome Dev Tools and it immediately fails. The tunnel icon indicates established vpn connection, but it just doesn't work.
After getting some meaningful results with the Google DNS command above, I read up a bit, set the DNSs manually in the router, and adjusted some DNS cache settings. However I just can't get the router to work with the new DNS no matter how many times I set it up. In the end I tried adding the dns on my laptop and success!
psherman thanks for guiding me through this. Please PM me a Revolut/Paypal, so I can send a couple beers your way!