Once doing that, only traffic routed via the VPN works. Regular traffic going to IP's not defined in that route stops working. I can't ping Google.com or anything. As an alternative, I've installed Docker, set up Mullvad on it and created a SOCKS5 proxy and configured qBittorrent to route via that.. This works fine.
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Some VPN servers and clients are configured by default to route only certain traffic through the VPN server. That’s often the case if you’re using a company or university VPN that is intended to allow users to access internal apps and services from remote locations, rather than encrypt all of their online activity.
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