Running SpeedTest Causes my Local Machine to Lose Internet Access

I spun up an OpenVPN + PiHole droplet and was making sure everything was working properly. I wanted to test the network speed while connected and used the Ookla SpeedTest website. Everything was fine until it reached the upload test. At this point my local machine loses internet connectivity but can still access the LAN. Deactivating the VPN doesn’t seem to do anything. The only solution that I found to work is rebooting my router. Any suggestions for what I should look into to solve this issue?

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Bobby Iliev
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April 30, 2022

Hi there,

This is quite interesting, what type of router do you have?

Also, does it happen every time when you run a test? And do you see any messages in your logs?