How to Install VpnViLLA's OpenVPN?
1) Download our OpenVPN Client Application & Config. files from Free VPN/Premium VPN Ordering page.
2) Install OpenVPN (.exe) Application and then Copy & Paste all files from Config.zip to C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config OR where your OS is installed., If you are using Portable Version of OpenVPN then it will be Your Portable OpenVPN directory/data/config
3) Run the OpenVPN GUI (as Administrator in Windows Vista, Windows 7) from 'All Programs' OR C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\bin\openvpn-gui-1.0.3
4) It will show up at right bottom task-bar, click connect and enter your VPN Account 'username & password' which you have got in email.
5) If you are "unable to get connected", or Getting "Error or Timeout", Kindly exists the application and re-open it. (as Administrator in Windows Vista & Windows 7).
6) If you getting "connection failed", please, Delete all existing Dial up or other connections and "Re-Install the OpenVPN 2.2 Beta5" from our Main site, if you still persist problem, Kindly Contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions OR Knowledgebase as below:
1) What’s the benefit of using VpnViLLA’s VPN service? The service is FREE. Free VPN on VpnViLLA is not a trial or temporary offer. It is a permanent part of our business plan. If you pay, you get higher bandwidth and permanent certificates. Other VPN services cost as much as $20 per month, and we feel this is a ripoff of internet users. VPN services can be profitable charging as little as $1 per month. We give you tremendous bandwidth, even for free, you are free to use, surf, download, upload or anything. Most other free VPN services are hosted on VPS servers, so they can’t provide maximum bandwidth. We went with a dedicated server that can push over 100 TB a month, which translates into a much better overall user experience. We don’t ask you for any information when you register. We don’t care where you are, what your name is, or what websites you are looking at. We ask for your email address only to help identify your account (see below on why). We don’t make you download our own client software. A lot of VPN sites will give you their “own” VPN client, which makes you vulnerable to adware, spyware, or even viruses. At VpnViLLA, we encourage you to download the free, open-souce 'OpenVPN' client. We don’t care what client you use to connect, what operating system you use, or where you are located. Our only concern is giving you a fast, free, secure connection to the internet.
2) What is VPN? VPN is “Virtual Private Networking.” Wikipedia says, “A virtual private network (VPN) is a computer network that uses a public telecommunication infrastructure such as the internet to provide remote offices or individual users with secure access to their organization’s network. It aims to avoid an expensive system of owned or leased lines that can be used by only one organization.” Think of a VPN as a tunnel through the internet. The people on either end of the tunnel share a “key” to unlock the data traveling through the tunnel. To outside observers, the data are unreadable. Strong encryption algorithms ensure data security. A VPN is also a “proxy” to the outside web. The connection between the end user and the VpnViLLA.Com VPN server means that firewalls cannot block access to any website accessed through the VPN.
3) Why would I want a VPN? The main scenario in the Western & Eastern world is Wifi use in a coffeeshop or hotel. Users in these settings may not want to expose their bank or email passwords to neighboring users at these locations. A tool known as “Firesheep” allows Firefox users to snoop passwords that are traveling over a nearby Wifi connection. VPN provides a secure way to access the web from public access points. Another scenario is an expatriate traveling to a country with a restrictive internet filter policy. China, for example, recently disabled VoIP traffic within the country. Services like Skype could be restricted. VPN would provide users a way to circumvent this blockade of internet services. Finally, you might want a VPN if you wanted to hide your IP address, like if you wanted to do Google searches without Google recording what you looked at. There are other technologies available such as web proxies and Tor, but VPN combines the benefits of an encrypted connection to the internet with IP address anonymity and a fast amount of bandwidth.
4) Can I do more than just browse the web? Anything you can do with a regular connection to the internet, you can do over VPN, with rare exceptions. Our server keeps most ports “open,” so you can use services like FTP, SSH, email, or the WWW. Skype and Google voice have also worked. Connections to YouTube, Hulu & other local networks have been tested as ok. Remote desktop is also ok, as is Yahoo Instant Messenger. We have configured the server so that all your internet connections get routed through the VPN. This also means you have to tell your firewall to permit VPN connections. We use many TCP & UDP Ports for connections into the VPN server. We may add other ports depending on user preference.
5) Can I break the VPN connection when I want? You are free to turn the VPN on and off whenever you want. When you install the OpenVPN GUI, you get an icon in the system tray. You can right-click on the icon, and then select “disconnect.” You will still have your connection to the internet, just not over the VPN.
6) What is OpenVPN? OpenVPN is an open-source implementation of VPN. You download a client program from their server, or you can compile your own client from the source code. OpenVPN supports features like Blowfish encryption and TLS authentication, both of which we use on the VpnViLLA site. OpenVPN is easier to set up than IPSec VPN, but offers more security than conventional PPTP VPN.
7) How much bandwidth do I get? We share same Port with Free & Premium users so, you can use any amount of traffic, speed of vpn is vary upon your ISP, we support maximum 20 Mbps/Client.
Can I get a connection on a different port(s)? Yes, for free. We don't charge our customers whom want their own custom Ports (that's what you don't get anywhere except VpnViLLA.Com)
8) Can I access any port? Yes you can, you have to download our Config. files for it.
9) Why does it matter which port I connect with? It actually doesn't matters, however speed is vary upon ports and ISP. How do you keep track of my bandwidth? We do not track any bandwidth use, since we have Unlimited bandwidth
10) I got the Config. files from VpnViLLA.com, now what? You need to install an OpenVPN client. then put Config. files in C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config and use you 'username & password' which will be given at e-mail address. There is a Windows client, a Mac client, and Linux clients. There are clients for Nokia cellphones, Android phones, and a way to install on iPhone. Once you install the OpenVPN client, you just have to put/install Config. files (.ovpn, ca.crt) in OpenVpn's config directory, that's all, if you face any problem, we're there for you always. We only install the OpenVPN client and our certficates, no other software. THERE IS NO SPYWARE OR ADWARE INCLUDED IN THE INSTALLATION PACKAGE, nor will there ever be any. We may offer you the chance to install other software when you install the OpenVPN client, but we are not planning on doing that any time soon.
11) How long is my certificate good for? It will last forever for FREE & PREMIUM both customers, you will just have to renew 'username & password' every 5 days if you are a free user and if you are a Premium user then you can buy from monthly to triannually.
12) Why do I have to renew my free vpn account every 5 days? Remember, you are using FREE Service without spending a penny, but we pay high charges to our servers every month, to maintain the balance we are required you to renew your vpn login details every 5 days by doing a simple 2 minutes survey every 5 days. that's all, if you not interested doing it, you may consider our premium package.
13) Can I get OpenVPN for Android? There is more information here: http://blog.attomsoft.com/android/134/how-to-configure-openvpn-on-android-cyanogenmod You will need to install something called cyanogenmod, and then a OpenVPN client comes bundled with cyanogenmod.
14) What payment gateways do you accept? We accept instant payments by Paypal, Western union money transfer and Bank transfer. We do not have accounts with Moneybookers or 2checkout. Do I install the .exe file again if I already have OpenVPN running on my system? Won’t that mean I have two clients installed? If you have an old OpenVPN installation on your computer, like from UltraVPN, you should uninstall it prior to using VpnViLLA.
15) What kind of information do you have on me? Since we activate your client & vpn account(s) manually, we track every user's registration, completion of surveys & invoices of premium users, you can make multiple accounts too but besure that you are doing correct procedure. but we do not track on customer's use, since it's not possible for us. We purge our logs every few days. We do check bandwidth in realtime using our custom script, but we do not check which users are going where. Theoretically, it would be possible for us to decode your VPN session since we created the public and private certificates as well their login details for each client. In actuality, we have neither the time nor the motivation to do something like that. The technical skills needed to run a VPN are way different from the technical skills needed to monitor IP packet traffic. Honestly, we don’t really care nor do we want to know what people are doing on the VPN, Our main concern is to regulate bandwidth, make vpn accounts, and to construct a service that does what it’s supposed to do.
16) What kind of encryption protocol are you using? The initial authentication is done with 1024-bit TLS/SSL certificates. These provide the top level of security available anywhere. Once the authentication is complete, each VPN tunnel is protected by Blowfish encryption algorithms. These are military-grade unbreakable data encryption protocols. This allows regular citizens digital security previously only available to the military, and VpnViLLA provides this for free! Some countries block PPTP as a protocol, whereas the VpnViLLA OpenVPN server uses the same TCP/UDP protocol that every other web service uses–much harder to block. The down side of OpenVPN is that you have to install a client program on your desktop, but once that’s done, there is basically no configuration or settings to modify.
17) Is this legal? VPN is not only legal, it’s a huge industry. Networking devices using VPN technology are sold in electronics stores all over the world. At least in India, America, Philippines, and in some European Countries VPN is legitimate. Users in foreign countries may not have universal access to VPN, or may only be allowed to use VPN for business purposes. VpnViLLA provides VPN for any purpose, to any person in any country. We believe that the internet is a tool facilitating human communication, and we want to provide people with the privacy and security they need to conduct their business online. In many countries, services such as Facebook or Youtube are blocked. We at VpnViLLA think that these internet services should be available for all people to join, and that the government should not control which websites citizens can use. Some people want to use VPN to hide their identity while they do illicit things. We have an Acceptable Use Policy in place here, and users found with Hackin will have their access revoked and their IP addresses null routed. We may also share information with law enforcement if requested.
18) How are you making money? We at VpnViLLA are a self-funded startup. We are interested in entertaining business proposals for strategic partnerships or joint ventures. The intent is to follow the business model of Facebook and before it, Google: get big first, then find a way to make money later. Given the high value of VPN internet connections, this should be feasible. We think if we provide reliable quality service, we will build a reputation and a strong user base. Monetization will follow later.
19) I found out that many of your ports are open. Isn’t that a security risk? You are asking basically what are the security benefits to having a VPN tunnel. Security checks will show that your IP address has more open ports than on your basic PC, but really that’s more of an issue for me running the server than you. The security application you are using for port testing is only checking to see that you have closed extra ports. For an individual’s PC, that’s a good idea because it minimizes the targets a hacker can choose to enter ones’ computer. For my server, I want to keep ports open, because users connecting to my server may want to run different kinds of applications that use different ports. By the way, you are free to run a firewall that closes all your local PC’s ports, but just leaves open the VPN ports. If the service is set up right, you should be able to do everything you want to do with just that one port operational. If you have a good username and password on your PC, then hackers won’t be able to do much even if the ports are open. The problem with open ports is that many times they are open because a server is running on that port, and hackers know the vulnerabilities of servers. For example, port 21 is the FTP port. VpnViLLA.com doesn’t have an FTP server running, so even though the port is open, there isn’t much a hacker can do to “break in,” because there’s no server to accept a connection to that port. What happens a lot of times is that a port is left open by a server the user forgets is running, or didn’t configure right, then a hacker uses the default username and password to break in. The VPN server has no other servers running, so doesn’t have that vulnerability. The benefit of using a VPN is that you get a different IP address, so when you connect to Google or any other website, their logs record my IP address, not yours. The other benefit of the VPN is that your entire connection to the internet is encrypted from my server to your PC. This first connection is probably the most vulnerable to snooping. There is, for example, a Firefox addon called Firesheep that allows me to see everything you are doing on a Wifi connection if we are sharing a public Wifi, like at a coffeeshop. Finally, the benefit of VPN is that certain countries block certain IP addresses, like Google or Facebook. Our VPN is not (yet) on the blocked IP address list, so these countries will allow you to securely connect to our servers, and then server will connect to you to Google, Hulu, etc. So you can see, there are more open ports on our server than on your PC, for good reason, but you get three important security and privacy benefits from using VPN. The open ports in and of themselves are not the security hazard anyway, it’s servers that might be running on these ports that are the real problem. You have do decide if my service is a good enough tradeoff. For over 1,000 users, my service has proven useful enough for them to accept the open port issue.
20) What happens if my connection drops or your server restarts? The system is set up so that all internet connections from your computer are sent to the VPN first, then on to the internet. If the VPN server goes down, you will therefore not be able to browse the internet until it comes up again. The ca/key to VpnViLLA is the client-side routing table. When you connect, the OpenVPN software automatically edits your routing tables to send all traffic through the VPN. When you disconnect, those routing tables go back to their original state. If the server cuts out temporarily, the routing table stays the same, so packets destined for the VPN server will not connect anywhere, and will remain without a “route” to the internet. Using our VPN therefore automatically ensures your internet privacy.
21) Can I connect to VpnViLLA with a router? There is a project that implements OpenVPN on a router. The project works with several compatible routers. You would have to be comfortable flashing new firmware onto the router, and once you do that, you would have to copy your VpnViLLA VPN certificates for authentication. The benefit is that all of your computers behind the router are automatically protected by VPN all the time. You don’t have to depend on your PC’s routing tables for the VPN protection–the router handles the VPN. More information is available here.
22) Is there any way to get more speed? There are four servers running on 18.104.22.168 You may want to change the settings for the ovpn file to see which port gives you the best speed. I personally have native 21.6 Mbps download speed from my home ISP, and just got 4 Mbps on tcp 9200, 4Mbps on tcp 55, 4.5 Mbps on tcp 53, 5.5 Mbps on tcp 443, 5 Mbps on tcp 50 and many more ports etc. I get about 5.5Mbps on udp 53, 10.5Mbps on udp 443, 6 Mbps on udp 55, 7.5 Mbps on udp 50, 7Mbps on udp 9200 and many more ports etc. these speeds are workable to watch net video around HD, but obviously not as good as untunnelled connection speed, that's because OpenVPN intialize internet connections from overseas. There is a known issue with OpenVPN not getting the full speed of the “native” internet connection. This was a very informative post on all the things a guy tried to do to improve his speed: http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?270504-Improve-the-Bandwith-when-using-openVPN There are no limits on your speed on my server, and indeed there are people pulling over 5 Mbps from our server right now. You are sharing a server that is capable, theoretically, of delivering 950 Mbps 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There is no cap on any user connection, so in theory any user can peak their speed up to thier limit. The limits may be inherent to Windows: some people report that the OpenVPN download connection is limited by the upload speed. I’m not sure anybody knows why this is, but it has been reported by multiple people. Network connections of 10Mb up and 10Mb down, like at schools or businesses, for example, should get better speeds than home broadband, which tends to have far more download bandwidth than upload speed. Some have said there can be VPN speed limiting problems in the cable modem: http://forums.untangle.com/openvpn/14844-slow-vpn-speed.html