I travel a lot and am regularly in foreign hotels. To be able to watch Dutch television I have to make a VPN connection to 'fake' my geographic position. I have my own VPN server at home and have both an L2TP and an OpenVPN protocol installed.
I found out that for some reason some hotel routers have ports 500, 1701 and 4500 blocked so L2TP VPN isn't possible. Some hotels also have port 1194 blocked and for that reason I've been trying out using OpenVPN via other ports. For example port 443 which hotels never close as this port is used for HTTPS. I was able to connect now but I found out that using this port didn't change my geographic location to the Netherlands thus I still am unable to watch Dutch television.
So here's my question:
Which port gives me the best chance not being blocked by hotel routers but does change my geographic position to my home VPN server?
I hope someone can help me out here.
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- OpenVPN Protagonist
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Probably tcp-443MamR wrote:Which port gives me the best chance not being blocked by hotel routers
The port you choose has no effect on your apparent geographic position ..MamR wrote:but does change my geographic position to my home VPN server?
Which version of openvpn are you using ?
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