Dynamic IP help.

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n4tural
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Dynamic IP help.

Post by n4tural » Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:42 pm

Hello everyone, I was searching for some help online and found this website and forum. I am trying to connect to a VPN server but I found out that I cannot do this because of my dynamic IP address. I would like to try and avoid purchasing a static IP from my provider. Is it possible to use OPENVPN to connect to a VPN server or does it have to be a specific OPENVPN server? Long story short: I'm trying to connect to http://www.freenlvpn.com/free-nl-vpn/
I always get a connection error.

Thanks a lot.

(If anyone knows any programs that might allow me to do this please do tell)

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Re: Dynamic IP help.

Post by janjust » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:16 pm

openvpn will happily connect to a server from a client which has a dynamic address, or which is firewalled/NATted etc.
However, without client and server configs, and most importantly, client and server log files during a failed connection attempt it is impossible to tell what is going on.

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Re: Dynamic IP help.

Post by n4tural » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:26 am

nono, I get connection errors because of my dynamic IP by following the normal connection guide (PPTP). I have not trie OPENVPN. I did download the client but I saw that I could not change the connection server and the help files were a bit too advanced. So now that I know that it is possible could you perhaps guide me (or link me to a guide) and help me connect my computer to http://www.freenlvpn.com/free-nl-vpn/

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Re: Dynamic IP help.

Post by janjust » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:38 pm

this VPN provider only provides PPTP access - there's no way to make that work with openvpn.
Go ask free-nl-vpn for advice on how to connect.

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Re: Dynamic IP help.

Post by n4tural » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:35 am

Ah ok. But generally speaking does this program only connect to special OPENVPN specific servers or to others as well?

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Dynamic IP help.

Post by janjust » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:17 am

openvpn clients can connect to openvpn servers only - it's a proprietary (but open source) protocol. The same applies to IPsec and PPTP: PPTP clients can only connect to PPTP servers etc.

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