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OpenVPN Client Connection Resets Interface

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I have a PiVPN running at my home and it is tested and working as expected, routing all traffic through the VPN to the home network and then back out. I have tested then on my Android phone, MacBook and Pixel Slate. I feel confident it is getting the job done. I am currently out of the country and I am using my Pineapple TETRA as a gateway onto the hotel network. I have been trying to get OpenVPN on the Pineapple going but when it connects, the wireless interface I am connected to disappears/resets. The light on the front of the TETRA switches from Blue to Amber, the wireless disappears for a short while and then returns. The pineapple uptime indicates that it did not reboot so it appears that the interface(s) reset for some reason. I have tried initiating a connection to ProtonVPN as well with the same results. I used a combination of Hak5 YouTube videos and this documentation - https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/services/vpn/openvpn/client to setup the Pineapple.

Pertinent Details:
Firmware: 2.6.2
OpenVPN: openvpn-openssl - 2.4.7-2

Here is a scrubbed copy of the configuration:

client
#dev tun
proto udp
remote vpn.domain.tld 1194
resolv-retry infinite
nobind
persist-key
persist-tun
remote-cert-tls server
tls-version-min 1.2
verify-x509-name vpn_33b22ab9-0e3d-405a-956c-80e657c57c54 name
cipher AES-256-CBC
auth SHA256
auth-nocache
verb 3
<ca>
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
...
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
</ca>
<cert>
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
...
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
</cert>
<key>
-----BEGIN PRIVATE KEY-----
...
-----END PRIVATE KEY-----
</key>
<tls-crypt>
#
# 2048 bit OpenVPN static key
#
-----BEGIN OpenVPN Static key V1-----
...
-----END OpenVPN Static key V1-----
</tls-crypt>
user nobody
group nobody
dev tun0

Can anyone else confirm this issue? I have done a good bit of digging but I suspect I am not phrasing my queries succinctly enough to determine if this is a known issue or bug or simply a configuration error. Any assistance or direction is greatly appreciated.

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Tested using the OpenVPN Access Server and the "automatic login" with the same results. I figure this is either an issue with the OpenVPN version, the Pineapple firmware or both. Guess I'll wait it out to see if it gets resolved.

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Hi @Foxtrot & @PatriotPaul ,... I am having the exact same problem. Out of country - my vpn is ok but openvpn on my tetra is no longer working.

I am on the latest version of the software on the pineapple and my vpn is no longer working. It was working on a previous version but I have updated recently....

 

Any troubleshooting or work arounds would be great.. Hate to be on hotel wifi without a vpn on my router :)

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Foxtrot would be up soon. It's 5am there. 

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