Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

At home I have an OpenVPN server setup on my Gargoyle router and I can VPN in from my Android phone over 3G. It works really well.

However when I can't VPN over the wireless network at uni. I know pretty much nothing about networks but I guess my uni has a port blocked so my router can't talk back to my phone. My VPN setup is basically the same as the default, including port 1194: http://www.gargoyle-router.com/wiki/doku.php?id=openvpn

So does this mean I have to find a new port that is open on my uni network, and define this in my OpenVPN server? If so, what ports do I try or how can I find them? Can I use a popular port like 80 or 443?


share|improve this question
Might be easier to check with your uni IT people to see what port are opened. Your uni might have a full on firewall that blocks all ports they consider "Student won't use these ports..." You can change it to some popular ports, but you have to make the changes on your home router as well to allow the changes to port (or port forwarding) –  Darius Sep 5 '13 at 12:15
add comment

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.