OpenVPN conflicting with local network connection

  • I was recently in a hotel with WiFi configured as such:

    IP: 10.254.xx.xx
    Subnet Mask:

    Make note of that aggressively large subnet.

    My network is In particular I push [], [], [], [], [].

    When connecting over OpenVPN on iOS I was unable to connect to devices on my network over VPN presumably because of that subnet on the wifi network.  Is there a way to give OpenVPN routes priority?

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    No. Just stay away from anything in 10/8 for your local network. Pick something random for your LAN that isn't in 10/8, 192.168.0/24, 192.168.1/24 or 192.168.168/24.

    You can't fix idiocy like that but you can try to minimize the collisions.

    Two random examples:

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    "Make note of that aggressively large subnet."

    Really?  But your using a /16??

    "My network is"

    Isn't that the kettle calling the pot??  Why do people continue to use routing summary masks for their local networks???

  • I ran into the same issue a while back and solved it using the instructions from the user Efonne in this post:

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