Raspberry Pi (raspbian) drops wireless connection after openvpn is started

Whenever the tap0 or tun0 device came up, my wireless connection would go down within a couple seconds. This was frustrating.

I found that there is a file /etc/default/ifplugd that needs to be edited.

Make it look like this:


This will prevent the default up script from tearing down your wireless connection. By default raspbian has “all” in the HOTPLUG_INTERFACES, which is NOT what we want if using openvpn and wireless.

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