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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:
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: 18.104.22.168 (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 22.214.171.124 uk1.proxpn.com
Seattle 126.96.36.199 se1.proxpn.com
Singapore 188.8.131.52 sg1.proxpn.com
NY1 184.108.40.206 ny1.proxpn.com
NY2 220.127.116.11 bny1.proxpn.com
NL 18.104.22.168 nl1.proxpn.com
Miami 22.214.171.124 mfl1.proxpn.com
Los Angeles 126.96.36.199 la1.proxpn.com
Dallas 188.8.131.52 d1.proxpn.com
Czech 184.108.40.206 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 220.127.116.11 pptp-uk1.proxpn.com
Seattle 18.104.22.168 pptp-se1.proxpn.com
Singapore 22.214.171.124 pptp-sg1a.proxpn.com
NY1 126.96.36.199 pptp-ny1a.proxpn.com
NY2 188.8.131.52 pptp-bny1.proxpn.com
NL 184.108.40.206 pptp-nl1.proxpn.com
Miami 220.127.116.11 pptp-mfl.proxpn.com
LA 18.104.22.168 pptp-la1.proxpn.com
Dallas 22.214.171.124 pptp-d1.proxpn.com
Czech 126.96.36.199 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.