Network 2.0 Migration Guide

IronSocket Network Migration 2.0
Hello all, as you may or may not be aware, we are migrating to a new, faster, and more secure network infrastructure. You can read our first detailed announcement here.

This post is all about helping you migrate to the new network. We’ll start with OpenVPN.


We’ve changed how you connect to OpenVPN to make the process much easier. Once you install the OpenVPN Connect software, you just head over to our network page, download a .ovpn profile file, import it into your client, and connect. Importing new profiles is much easier now and can be done without having to log-in. Additionally, the .ovpn files can be dropped right into OpenVPN Community and Tunnelblick if you prefer using those clients. Speaking of clients, our custom IronSocket client is right around the corner. More details on that later.

Here are some updated OpenVPN Connect guides to help you with migration.

Mac OSX Guide
Windows 7 Guide
Windows 8 Guide
iOS Guide
Android Guide

DNS Proxy

When we launched Network 2.0 we also added new global DNS servers. The advantage of having multiple DNS servers around the world allows you to select the server(s) closest to your physical location, giving you faster lookup times on your DNS requests. Our new Smart DNS Servers’ Region Switching moved out of Beta and is now Live and functioning great! To migrate to the new DNS servers, simply update your Device to use the new DNS Servers found on our network page under the DNS Section.


Migrating to our new L2TP and PPTP servers is as easy as updating the hostname you use to connect. We have added dedicated tabs on our network page for the L2TP and PPTP protocols that list the updated hostnames.


All you need to do to take advantage of the new network is to connect to the new IP address(es). We’re still using the same ports as the Legacy network. You can find the new IP addresses on our network page, under the HTTP and SOCKS5 proxy tabs.

When do I need to Migrate?

We are encouraging all users to migrate to the new network as soon as they can. Over the next 60 days we’re going to be shutting down and migrating all of the Legacy servers to the new 2.0 infrastructure. To avoid any service interruptions we recommend that you migrate as soon as possible.

The country I connect to doesn’t have new VPN servers yet, what do I do?

We plan to keep legacy servers running until new ones become available. In most cases you will have at least 30 days to migrate before the legacy server gets shutdown. Be sure to follow our IronSocketOps twitter feed for updates on new server launches and other updates!

If you have any other questions feel free to contact Support

– The IronSocket Team

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