Change OpenVPN port?

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    Firewalla

    Andy,  will log an issue for this.  To be clear, you are on phone trying to VPN through the provider network, and they block it.

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    Firewalla

    Andy on second thought, there may be a simpler way to do this.  You can use the router's port forwarding to redirect to Firewalla.  That is

    map port 443 on the router to: port 1194 on Firewalla.  

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    Andy Taylor

    That’s correct, I’ll try your suggestion thanks!

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    Andy Taylor

    Didn’t work! I think the issue is, the OpenVPN profile uses 1194 and that is blocked on the router

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    Firewalla

    Andy, you are right, until we have a better solution, you may need to edit the profile to change the port to the one that open by the router.

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    Andy Taylor

    Thanks, how do I edit the profile? Not really used OpenVPN before. Is there specific software I can use?

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    Firewalla

    Andy, to do this on iOS

    1. When export the vpn profile, save it to icloud or somewhere

    2. then use a text editor to open the file, you will find "1194" on the third line.  Change that to the port you want, say 443

    3. save the file

    5. open that file and import to open vpn

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    On your router, you will need to port forward 443 to Firewalla:1194

     

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    Andy Taylor

    Thanks for the info. I followed the steps and I still cannot get onto my home VPN on the Guest WiFi network I'm using. It works fine on my mobile phone data, but when I switch onto the WiFi, no luck. They must have some more advanced blocking tech going on here.

     

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