Solved: Port forwarding with Perfect Privacy VPN Manager in IPSEC mode


Junior Member

I installed the Perfect Privacy VPN Manager these days ( and thought I give IPSEC a try. It seems to me that the Manager doesn't show the forwarded ports correctly in this mode.
I expected the random ports to show the same pattern as in OpenVPN mode, but instead of 5-digit ports 4-digit ports are shown. I would upload a screenshot, but the forum only gives me an error message when I try to upload it.

internal server IP:
my internal VPN IP:
forwarded ports: 1715, 2715, 3715

Those ports don't work.

PS: I had an older version of the PP VPN Manager installed. After I installed the new one, the old one is still there. Is that on purpose? Why not deinstall the old one during the installation of the new one?


Junior Member
Sorry but in my opinion, it should not be so hard to deinstall software by hand. First thing i looked at times i used win for myself was to deinstall old software before installing the new one. If you don't want this, switch to a Mac ;)

PP Lars

Staff member
Jep, thats seems to be a bug. I'm going to fix this in the next release.. sorry for the inconvenience..
The correct ports are 17015, 27015, 37015, I think you get the scheme..
1 ,2 ,3 as first number, than that single 7 aka last character of 3. part of your IP, then that last part of your IP filled with 0 to be 3 characters long.

Examples: -> ports 12009 , 22009 , 22009 -> ports 16123 , 26123 , 26123

Regarding the uninstall.. If you updated from the old OpenVPN Manager to the new VPN Manager that also supports IPSec than this may happen.