Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 14:56 Post subject: NORDVPN "kill switch" kills Vonage
First, I'm a real beginner. I'm using a Linksys WRT3200ACM with the 3-11-19 build.
Nordvpn chat people were unable to help, so I thought I'd pass this issue to this forum.
I tried various servers and udp and tcp settings, the nordvpn help people looked at my logs but eventually resigned.
Here is the kill switch they provide to be put in the firewall section:
WAN_IF=`nvram get wan_iface`
iptables -I FORWARD -i br0 -o $WAN_IF -j REJECT --reject-with icmp-host-prohibited
iptables -I FORWARD -i br0 -p tcp -o $WAN_IF -j REJECT --reject-with tcp-reset
iptables -I FORWARD -i br0 -p udp -o $WAN_IF -j REJECT --reject-with udp-reset
With the kill switch, everything but the phone works fine. Without the kill switch, everything including the phone works fine
I am assuming you have other devices connected via wi-fi and they are able to access the Internet while the Kill switch is active? Or are the other devices that you refer to as working while kill switch is active connected via Ethernet?
when you configured your wireless settings have you got all 3 Wi_fi AP configured or just the 2.4 & 5.0? the 2.4/5.0 at the bottom can cause issues i have read try it with the bottom one disabled. i am not sure it will help but its a starting point.
Joined: 04 Aug 2018 Posts: 154 Location: Appalachian mountains, USA
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 18:46 Post subject:
I don't think it is your issue, but FWIW, that udp-reset thing seems to be a bug in NordVPN's published kill switch: https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=317397 _________________ Five of the Linksys WRT1900ACSv2, on r39144 and r38159. On varios of them: VLANs, a client-mode travel router, two DNS servers (incl Quad9) via DNSCrypt, multiple VAPs, OpenVPN client randomly choosing a NordVPN server.
IMHO NORDvpn may be the cheapest but golly they are the toughest for newbies like me to get to work. Sure I'm hidden now, but I had to deal with no Vonage with their "stock" kill switch, then I had to change outgoing email settings to get emails to send... what a pain in the backside!!!