I am trying to get OpenVPN working on my Android device using the official OpenVPN app from the app store. I am running on a Verizon S6 running 5.1.1 and do not have root on the device. I have generated all the keys and installed the OpenVPN profile on the device. I successfully connect to the VPN as shown in both the server logs and the fact that I can access local webservers that are only present on the remote LAN such as a printer and the router. However I am unable to browse to any internet site. I tried to ping 126.96.36.199 from the device and it was successful. Any attempt to access a URL or even go directly to the google ip resolved by the server results in a DNS error. What is the right way to configure the DNS so that I can browse the internet through my VPN. I am able to use the VPN expected on an iPhone and a Macbook so all the necessary NAT rules and such are in place on the server.
Android Config File
client dev tun proto udp remote $SERVER$ 1194 resolv-retry infinite nobind ca ca.crt cert androidPhone.crt key androidPhone.key comp-lzo verb 3 setprop net.dns1 188.8.131.52 setprop net.dns2 184.108.40.206
I tried it both with and without the setprop net.dns