*** Note: It's been reported that OpenVPNPortable.exe has to be run "As Administrator" on Windows VISTA and Windows 8. To do this find the OpenVPNPortable.exe file in the installation directory. Right click on the program and then click "Run as administrator". Administrator privilege is required because this program will install the network driver openvpn.exe requires.
The VPN Wizard will analyze your network and determine what subnets are available from your location.
There are two types of connections available, TCP and UDP. The UDP connections are slightly faster, but many Internet Cafe's and WIFI's block UDP traffic. Unfortunately there is no way to test your local network for UDP. You just have to try it. If it doesn't work use TCP instead. TCP connections will work anywhere you can open a browser and visit portdefender.net.
The VPN Wizard will start OpenVPN with the last known configuration. Once your VPN is connected a button will turn blue so you can tell at a glance which channel you are on. If you want to change channels just click on a different button to select a new channel. The VPN Wizard will stop OpenVPN if necessary and restart it with the new configuration.
The VPN Wizard can be left on to monitor your network's health. It will 'ping' something once a second to determine any changes. Things that affect your Internet traffic are colored green, yellow or red. Green is good, yellow means your network might be slowing down and red means it's probably broken.
At the bottom of the VPN Wizard there will be a message telling you what certificate you are using, when it will expire and sometimes a personal message from Port Defender support.