This guide describes the configuration of OpenVPN on a device running Android 5 and later.
It uses the
OpenVPN for Android client which can be installed without rooting your device.
OpenVPN for Android is installed on your device.
You can also download the file to your computer or transfer it as an email attachment or via a SD card.
Save the attachment to your device and remember where you put it.
OpenVPN for Android app.
Before doing anything else, switch to the
Application Behaviour section make sure to have Show log window and Reconnect on boot enabled.
VPN Behaviour section check Reconnect on network change and disable Pause VPN connection after screen off.
Go back to the
Import the configuration file you already copied onto your device as outlined in the Installation section of this Guide by selecting the arrow icon.
OpenVPN for Android 4.0+ has validated the configuration file rename the conncection to IPredator and click Import.
A new configuration profile is generated in the background.
You are brought back to the list of available configuration profiles.
Edit the profile with the name
Basic and enter your Username and Password in the appropriate text fields.
IP and DNS section set the DNS servers to the VPN internal ones: 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52.
Now that the configuration is completed, go back to the profiles section and start a test run.
IPredator VPN connection by clicking on it.
The log window appears which also provides connection statistics like the assigned IP address..
The connection is ready when the
Initialization Sequence Completed is shown.
As long as the
Key icon appears in the status bar, the VPN connection is active.
After initiating a connection there are also status information displayed in the Android notification center.
Once you are connected make sure no information is leaked by accident.
Analyze your setup using our test page
Please check our
Resources page for other – privacy enhancing – services.
We also provide the following infrastructure:
If you experience any problem after using this guide, please check our
Problem Guide and the FAQ first.
An overview of the OpenVPN settings detailing technical aspects a bit more in depth and some tweaks is available here.
This guides configuration connects your client to our OpenVPN service via UDP. As outlined in the
OpenVPN settings, connecting via TCP and/or to different ports is also supported.
TCP is needed if you have to go through a HTTP proxy to reach our servers or if your provider rate-limits UDP connections on port 1194.
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