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