Policy routing with NAT.
I am running OpenVPN and using NordVPN and it works very well.
Working at home now if you can believe that and due to some performance issues, I need to configure an IP address to go around the VPN.
I am wanting traffic to or from IP 192.168.0.50 to route out the Wan port rather than through the VPN.
I set up policy routing as configured below. I've struggled with this in the past and know that I have to configure NAT to direct inbound traffic back to IP 192.168.0.50.
I have configured NAT outbound as shown here but without much success.
Am I missing something simple here? Any guidance is appreciated.
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@bakerjw I would do it the other way around. Everything out to WAN, selected to VPN.
I want all traffic through the VPN with the exception of what I allow through to my ISP.
Setting up 192.168.0.90 as a policy route with a NAT configured allows a computer to connect to everything that it needs.
With a smart device...
If I configure 192.168.0.91 as a policy route and NAT configured the same way and try to connect to VUDU, it times out.
If I put 192.168.0.91 at the bottom of the policy route and bottom of the NAT and try to connect to VUDU, I get the good ole 1:200 error synonymous with VPN usage.
It's like Vudu is starting up a new connection back through and it is not making it to the originating IP address. That's why I'm wondering if I did the NAT correctly.
Ok.. Got it.
I was assigning DNS entries from my PFSense box which was using NordVPN DNS servers.
I plugged in my ISP DNS entries and voila'... All is good now.