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have set up a vpn client on my laptop connecting to a openvpn server on a vps. It was working just fine until i restarted my laptop. I get this connection log in the vpn client:


I can no longer ping and it appears as if my internet traffic is not passing through the vpn at all anymore. I had it setup to route all traffic over the vpn. Any ideas what might be going wrong? Thanks for any advice.

P.S i am connected via wireless to a buffalo router but the vpn client is only my laptop and the openvpn server is pushing to my laptop.

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Which OS is client running: Windows XP or Windows 7? –  quanta Nov 1 '11 at 11:42
windows 7 ultimate –  Daniel Gratz Nov 1 '11 at 12:13

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The problem is the access denied on route.exe command. If you're using windows vista/7 then you must run openvpn with elevated privileges.

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Will try it out probably that's indeed the problem. Thanks! –  Daniel Gratz Nov 1 '11 at 12:14
Definitely the problem, this just solved it for me. THANK YOU! –  Shackrock Nov 14 '12 at 0:07
NOTE: FlushIpNetTable failed on interface [22] {88C21B16-3D85-4B9C-A65F-10F89A2DEACB} (status=5) : Access is denied.  
C:\WINDOWS\system32\route.exe ADD MASK
ROUTE: route addition failed using CreateIpForwardEntry: Access is denied.   [status=5 if_index=11]
Route addition via IPAPI failed [adaptive]
Route addition fallback to route.exe
The requested operation requires elevation.

Firstly, you should run OpenVPN as Administrator:

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Secondly, add the following to the client config file:

route-method exe
route-delay 2
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