I did a quick search of the forum but did not find this same problem.
I am running KDE if that matters and am using Express VPN.
As I said in the title, my VPN works just fine (the speed is great) but I keep getting a Network Management “Limited Connectivity” message that states “This device appears to be connected to a network but is unable to reach the internet.”
I installed Express VPN using the simple and straightforward instructions that they provided for Arch. Everything went off without a hitch and my VPN works great.
I just keep getting this error message popping up repeatedly.
I know I can turn off all network notifications, but am not sure that is wise.
I would greatly appreciate any help that you may provide.
It’s a Network Manager issue. It’s been reported numerous times upstream for many different VPN providers and usually gets auto-closed due to inactivity without any fix. I have the same issue with AirVPN.
@cscs, @dmt and @MrLavender, you guys are awesome! Thank you for your help, I do appreciate it!
I’ll post replies to your individual posts a little later, right now I am dealing with two larger problems on my fresh Manjaro install and will make new posts for those issues.
Ah nifty … I wonder if the empty uri approach was from a time before the switch?
Either way it seems it has the desired effect: man NetworkManager.conf
The URI of a web page to periodically request when connectivity is being checked. This page should return the header “X-NetworkManager-Status” with a value of “online”. Alternatively, its body content should be set to “NetworkManager is online”. The body content check can be controlled by the response option. If this option is blank or missing, connectivity checking is disabled.
Though I would rather use the toggle itself, so thanks for pointing it out.
@cscs here is a link to the Express VPN installation instructions, you have to scroll about a third of the way down before they give you the instructions for Arch.
The commands are:
sudo pacman -U [installer filename]
You have to enter your activation code from Express VPN and your all set.
I used Express VPN --help to activate an additional security feature that isn’t available just from the browser plugin (I also installed the Firefox browser plugin, it makes changing servers a breeze).