OpenVPN: A Reliable High-Performance VPN Protocol

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A Brief Overview of OpenVPN

What are the advantages and disadvantages of OpenVPN?


  • OpenVPN offers military-grade encryption for excellent security.
  • The protocol comes with multiple encryption methods.
  • It can easily bypass almost all types of firewalls.
  • The protocol can communicate data through multiple ports.


  • The protocol is not easy to configure and requires expertise.
  • Since it cannot be configured directly, it requires third-party applications.
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Technical Information of OpenVPN

Secure Port

The OpenVPN uses 1194 UDP port by default.

Better Authentication

Users can use third-party scripts or tools to improve OpenVPN authentication.

Blazing-Fast Performance

Even on connections with high latency and across great distances, the protocol still offers great speed, making this the best performing protocol.

Highest-Level Encryption

AES 256-bit encryption for data, SHA256 for control messages and 2048-bit SSL/TLS Handshake encryption.

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How to Setup VPN with OpenVPN Protocol?

You can configure OpenVPN on different versions of Operating Systems.


Other IKEv2 manual setups guides can be found here.

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