VPNBook – How to download the Port 53 Certificate (Needs Winzip)
OpenVPN uses 2 files, that are critical. The first is the config file, the second is the security certificate.
Step 1 – Find the certificate link on VPNBook. Use the OpenVPN tab – UDP Port 53. Left Click once on this link.
Step 2 – Winzip will launch - “Opening vpnbook-udp53.zip”
If you don’t have Winzip installed, you can find a free CNET version here:
Step 3 – Winzip finds 2 files to extract. Click the Wizard Icon (7th Icon across).
Step 4 – Extract the 2 files on to your desktop (so that you can find them easily).
- The Wizard will open 2 files.
- Click on each file, right click and copy it.
Step 5 - Use windows explorer. Start > Computer > C drive > Program Files > OpenVPN > config
Now paste the file here.
Repeat for the second file.
It’s important that BOTH files are pasted inside this directory.
Your c:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config will look something like this:
- This certificate stage only has to be done once for each VPN provider.
- However, if you swap from Port 53 to say Port 443, then you’d need to download a second certificate. (See the earlier links, you’ll see the Port 443 is listed too).
This stage is only done once. Phew!
Your OpenVPN username and password are: