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    Default ProXPN OpenVPN settings.

    I have a ProXPN free VPN account, and while I know their PPTP support is for paid accounts only, I have copied the OpenVPN configuration from their Windows client and installed it into this OpenVPN client:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....openvpn&hl=en

    I did this by installing the ProXPN client on windows, navigating to the install folder, and copying the .ovpn file as well as the ssl folder under it to my Android device. From there I used the open-folder icon on the OpenVPN app to import the settings. I then added my username and password to it.

    I added my username and password, but I don't have the server name needed to make the connection correctly. It seems to be erroring out with connection refused because I only have the PPTP server name pptp.proxpn.com. The Windows client says "Dallas" for the server but doesn't show the server name directly. Does anyone have that server name for the OpenVPN connection so I can plug it into the Android client to try and connect?

    Their website doesn't seem to have the info anywhere -- their help leaves quite a bit to be desired and wants everyone to use the PPTP service (which is easier to configure but less secure than OpenVPN).

    Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.
    Last edited by InfinityDevil; 05-08-2013 at 12:57 PM.
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    Default Re: ProXPN OpenVPN settings.

    Ok ProXPN's tech support was very helpful. I sent them a log from the app, and they responded that the server address for free accounts needs to be this Dallas openvpn server:
    107.6.100.3
    Ports can't be the 1194 that came from the Windows .ovpn configuration file, it should be port 443. Ports 8080 and 80 should also work.

    Now if you upgrade to Pro (which I have to avoid the bandwidth limitations, pop-up page when surfing on the free account asking you to upgrade, etc, and to get the great deal with the Sn20 promo code thanks to the Security Now podcast), you can use any of these servers closer to you to get better performance. I received written permission to post and update this list:

    Dallas: 107.6.100.3 (free accounts only work on this one)
    (2014-02-18, checking with support to see if this address is still valid or if the Dallas one below is needed.)

    Updated server address for Open VPN (2014-02-18):
    UK 78.157.207.131 uk1.proxpn.com
    Seattle 216.18.231.179 se1.proxpn.com
    Singapore 223.27.170.51 sg1.proxpn.com
    NY1 173.231.141.114 ny1.proxpn.com
    NY2 50.7.71.86 bny1.proxpn.com
    NL 213.179.208.141 nl1.proxpn.com
    Miami 192.240.98.3 mfl1.proxpn.com
    Los Angeles 64.27.29.67 la1.proxpn.com
    Dallas 173.0.14.249 d1.proxpn.com
    Czech 50.7.207.235 cz1.proxpn.com

    Upgrading to Pro also lets you use PPTP which is built into Android and doesn't need a third-party app to work, but the security on OpenVPN is much stronger and usually isn't blocked in the few cases that PPTP is blocked. No harm in having both configured.

    Updated PPTP Servers (2014-02-18):
    UK 78.157.207.134 pptp-uk1.proxpn.com
    Seattle 216.18.231.181 pptp-se1.proxpn.com
    Singapore 223.27.170.53 pptp-sg1a.proxpn.com
    NY1 173.231.141.116 pptp-ny1a.proxpn.com
    NY2 50.7.71.84 pptp-bny1.proxpn.com
    NL 213.179.213.7 pptp-nl1.proxpn.com
    Miami 50.7.67.42 pptp-mfl.proxpn.com
    LA 64.27.29.68 pptp-la1.proxpn.com
    Dallas 107.6.100.5 pptp-d1.proxpn.com
    Czech 50.7.207.238 pptp-cz.proxpn.com

    About the ProXPN app (added 2014-02-18):
    While there is now a ProXPN app which is a tailored version of the OpenVPN app for Android, I have had difficulties with it and ProXPN has admitted it is being worked on and improved. Specifically I have had the app lose connectivity at various intervals and not try and re-establish a connection. I look forward to ProXPN fixing that, but in the meantime I keep using the app at the link above.

    Good luck and happy secure surfing.
    Last edited by InfinityDevil; 02-18-2014 at 03:23 PM. Reason: Updated OpenVPN and PPTP server addresses, added ProXPN app note..
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    Default Re: ProXPN OpenVPN settings.

    Quote Originally Posted by InfinityDevil View Post
    Upgrading to Pro also lets you use PPTP which is built into Android and doesn't need a third-party app to work, but the security on OpenVPN is much stronger and usually isn't blocked in the few cases that PPTP is blocked. No harm in having both configured..
    For anyone wishing to add PPTP, This is there Address;
    pptp.proxpn.com
    New York City - 107.6.100.5

    https://www.facebook.com/proXPN

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