Each router will have a different method for using OPENVPN. We will be creating documentation for the most popular routers soon.
Would you like to contribute to this documentation for your router? If so, send us a note via our contact form! If we use your documentation we will include credit and a link back to your website.
Private IP Blocks and Conflicts
Our VPN servers assign your device an IP address from the range 10.8.0.0/24.
If your device already uses an IP address in this range, it will conflict with the VPN. If this happens, open up a support ticket and we'll see if its possible to change the range on your server.
Using Port 443
If you have a particularly difficult network to work around, you can try using port 443 when purchasing your server. Port 443 is where secure web browsing traffic travel so most networks have it open and available.
However, you need to also use the TCP protocol instead of the UDP protocol.
Using TCP is slower than UDP so you really only want to do try this if you have no other choice.
TCP or UDP?
You will notice that when you sign up for our service you have the option to specify something called a "protocol". You have two options - TCP and UDP. The default is UDP because it's faster. But some networks block most UDP traffic. In that case you can fall back to TCP.
PRIVACY AND LOGS
How do you count traffic on the server if you don't have logs enabled?
We install vnStat which keeps a log of hourly, daily and monthly network traffic network interfaces but it is not a packet sniffer. The traffic information is analyzed from the proc filesystem. That way vnStat can be used even without root permissions.
Tell us about the logs you keep
We would like to be clear about this: We do not collect and aggregate the logs from your servers. The OPENVPN software can create logs but we have turned those off. There are no web servers running so there are no logs to be worried about there.
Basically we keep just the information necessary to run the business and collect payments for our services and most of that comes from this website, not from your servers.