OpenVPN fails to load data

I download and set up OpenVPN on the web interface and generate a profile. I then manually change the IP address so it will turn to my FreedomBox. I get the screenshot below, but I can’t access google or any other part of the web.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. forward VPN port 1194
  2. grab external IP address with external tool.
  3. login into the freedombox web interface
  4. Change sources to allow the downloading of “apps”
  5. download OpenVPN
  6. generate profile
  7. Add file to the OpenVPN app downloaded from F-droid on android phone or laptop
  8. Connect

Expected Results
I can browse the internet like I could a year back

Actual results
All services that require an internet connection hault



  • *You are running Debian GNU/Linux bookworm/sid and FreedomBox version 21.15. FreedomBox is up to date.
  • Hardware: RBPi 4
  • *image from freedombox website, I think I tried both stable and unstable.

I’m having the exact same issues. Same with wireguard. Connects but on my clients no internet connection. I think it has to do with configuring them to be on the external not internal network. But when I try to edit and change it to the external I get a error “This type of connection is not yet understood”. These two things are the only things that don’t work for me on freedombox.