ExpressVPN connection Options Error: Option "dhcp-option" "route" "redirect gateway"



  • With the "Don't pull routes" option checked and the following custom options

    tun-mtu 1500;
    fragment 1300;
    mssfix 1200;
    remote-random;
    verify-x509-name Server name-prefix;
    remote-cert-tls server;
    key-direction 1;
    route-method exe;
    route-delay 2;
    auth-nocache;
    

    I am getting the following errors

    Sep 20 13:43:34 	openvpn 	83998 	Options error: option 'route' cannot be used in this context ([PUSH-OPTIONS])
    Sep 20 13:43:34 	openvpn 	83998 	Options error: option 'dhcp-option' cannot be used in this context ([PUSH-OPTIONS])
    Sep 20 13:43:34 	openvpn 	83998 	Options error: option 'redirect-gateway' cannot be used in this context ([PUSH-OPTIONS])
    Sep 20 13:43:34 	openvpn 	83998 	PUSH: Received control message: 'PUSH_REPLY,redirect-gateway def1,dhcp-option DNS 10.156.0.1,comp-lzo no,route 10.x.0.1,topology net30,ping 10,ping-restart 60,ifconfig 10.x.1.6 10.x.1.5,peer-id 60'
    

    if i add "pull" to the options no differences are noticed.

    I can add the below to remove the those errors, but have problems with the vpn then
    pull-filter ignore "dhcp-option";
    pull-filter ignore "redirect-gateway";

    but if i add the below, it of course kills the routing completely.
    pull-filter ignore "route";



  • Will it connect with all the custom options removed?

    If so add them one at a time, several of those are not needed at all..



  • @bcruze it connects, with or without the filter.

    The question is whether it routes.
    i think the only one i can get away with is the dhcp-option.
    using the filter on either the redirect-gateway or route stops connectivity over the vpn.



  • https://www.expressvpn.com/what-is-my-ip

    Does that show you connected?



  • @bcruze shows me the access point of my vpn connection.


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