The default port for SurfBouncer is 1194 -- the officially recognized port for the Open VPN application. This will work in most cases, allowing you to surf securely and unblock the internet. Sometimes, ISPs will block this port for various reasons. In such instances, SurfBouncer can also run on other ports. The configuration files below allow you to switch to port 80, 443, 4500 or 5632 -- which will usually resolve the blockage.
In order to change your port in Windows, download the configuration file for the port you wish to change to (right click and "save as"). Place it in the OpenVPN config directory.
For users of the Windows 32 (XP) version of SurfBouncer, the location of the config directory is
C:\Program Files\SurfBouncer OpenVPN\config
For users using the Vista or Windows 7, 32 bit version of SurfBouncer, the location is
For users using the Vista or Windows 7, 64 bit version of SurfBouncer, the location is
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenVPN\config
Exit OpenVPN GUI and then start it again.
Right click on the GUI icon and select the connection you wish to make.
Download the file desired below:
For Tunnelblick users using the beta versions prior to March 3, 2010, download the file and place in your home directory, Library, openvpn folder.
For Tunnelblick users with version 3.0 or greater, download the file and place in your home directory, Library, Application Support, Tunnelblick, Configurations folder
In some cases, the Mac will save the file with a '.txt' extension. Remove the .txt to use the file. The file name should end with '.ovpn'. After copying the files, exit Tunnelblick and restart it. It may ask you for your Mac password before allowing the VPN login to appear.
If these changes do not resolve the issue, then you may need to switch to a TCP server. For more information, see the section on the troubleshooting page that reads "TLS key negotiation failed to occur within 60 seconds".