Having trouble with OpenVPN + PiHole

Posted May 23, 2020 1.5k views

I installed the OpenVPN + PiHole droplet and transferred the client.ovpn to my computer. I connected to the VPN, but can’t access pi.hole/admin or myip/admin. I’ve also tried using my iPhone and the profile with the OpenVPN app. I’ve looked at the info here and the demo provided, but nothing helped. Any suggestions?

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Hi @jackdunaway13, I’ve experienced this recently, as well, and we are working to update this image to correct this behavior. As a workaround in the meantime, try changing the resolvers on your Droplet to something known to be working(Cloudflare, Google DNS, OpenDNS, etc) then reconfigure the pihole service with the below command:

pihole -r

Then, disconnect/reconnect to the VPN and pihole should be working correctly.