OpenVPN through OpenVPN

  • TL;DR: How do I route one OpenVPN connection through another OpenVPN connection so the second VPN allows me to access geo-blocked content.

    Title says it all, I have an OpenVPN connection with PIA (private internet access) and everything's working fine however I have 3 main problems:

    1. I want to access geo-blocked content (like netflix etc) but PIA doesn't do that.

    2. I want to have more protection / anonimity.

    3. My firewall (or IPS) blocks me connecting from another VPN client on my client machine and I can't find the block alert to fix the issue.

    My solution to this (in my head) would be to use a NordVPN (double-vpn) server to access content, improve anonimity and bypass the firewall blocking however I don't even know if it's possible to use 2 OpenVPN connections at the same time as both tell me to route all traffic through their VPN.

    Is it possible and if so how, once I've set up the certificates and everything, would I route traffic from PIA (current connection) to NordVPN (new VPN)?

    Thanks in advance,


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Nothing special to it. Make sure your destination IP address has a route sending it through your other VPN and it will do the rest on its own.

    You'll be slowed down by having to encrypt/decrypt everything twice, and you'll lose even more bytes per packet to overhead, but otherwise it should work.

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