Stock install of Xubuntu 16.04.

Followed this guide to install OpenVPN for Network Manager, and to download the certs and opvn files for PIA VPN.

I am able to add the opvn connection and connect successfully, and everything works for about 2 minutes.

Then I lose internet and I am unable to ping anything - no google.com, no yahoo, nothing.

As soon as I disconnect, my internet is back.

This is being done via wireless to my router.

Any ideas?

  • So I initiate the VPN from the command line via sudo, and it appears that the errors coorelated with the drop in connectivity: pastebin.com/hMNFXA1J – Ecaz May 26 '16 at 0:15
  • Actually it's happening even without the replay errors. – Ecaz May 26 '16 at 0:31

This question is quite old, but an answer may serve people like me, who get here via a fourty minute google session.

Starting with a small disclaimer: I'm on a Raspberry Pi 3 with a Raspbian (Debian) Jessie image.

My system showed same symptoms like OP had (vpn going good, and after a few minutes suddenly no more browsing or ping to addresses like www.google.com). Additionally I found that I was still able to ping ip-addresses (like This fits well with the claimed DNS issue.

I found the solution here at askubuntu SE: using the resolvconf package and amending the ovpn-client-file.

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