How to run OpenVPN on custom protocol and port

UTunnel allows you to run OpenVPN on a custom protocol and port. This guide will support you to enable OpenVPN on custom protocol and port.

1. Login to your UTunnel account and navigate to the UTunnel dashboard that displays the details of your UTunnel VPN server. Click on the Server tab at the top menu to view your servers.

2. Click on your preferred server to view more details about the server.

3. You will land on the server details page of that particular server. Select Settings from the left side menu.

4. Scroll down to find Custom OpenVPN. Enable Run OpenVPN on a custom port. Select your preferred protocol from the dropdown and enter your preferred port. Click SAVE CHANGES button to effect the changes.

5. In order to reflect these changes onto the VPN server, a service restart needs to be performed on the server. Click on the Apply button on the prompt asking you to restart the service. 

For a cloud VPN server, the service restart will be performed automatically. But, in the case of an on-premise VPN server, you have to restart it manually.

6. You have to wait while the service automatically restarts to effect the changes made.

7. The UTunnel VPN service restart can be inferred from the updated status.

8. Once restarted, the UTunnel VPN server will be running on your preferred protocol and port.

If you need further assistance, contact our support team.

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