Installing VPN on a Mac is a simple process and only involves a few steps to get up and running. One thing people don’t know about VPN technology is
that VPNs provide you more than just freedom of access and they are a way to improve your personal internet security, read more. This article will explain how to install the Tunnelblick app on your Mac computer which is the leading open source VPN application for Mac’s. If you use a VPN provider who uses the OpenVPN architecture it is compatible with Tunnelblick and the chances are they are saving up to 30% on the overhead charged by the Android and Apple stores. Our sponsored providers use the OpenVPN architecture to provide fast, reliable, and inexpensive VPN access to their clients. Instead creating apps they concentrate on delivering a stable, secure, and fast certificate gateway at a great price.
Step By Step Instructions for Mac VPN Install
The first thing you need to know is that our sponsors do not use their own application. Instead of making a new application for the Mac our developers decided to use a solution that is open source and freely available. This saves you and them money in the way of providing the VPN service.
Step One: Get the App for your Mac VPN Install.
To get this app, go to https://tunnelblick.net/index.html. Select download latest stable version. The app will be downloaded to your downloads folder.
Step Two: Check your downloads folder for the install file for your Mac VPN Install
Check your downloads folder for a file named Tunnelblick.
Step Three: Change your Security and Privacy Settings for your Mac VPN Install
Click on the apple icon then click on the System Preferences item.
Step Four: Select Security and Privacy for your Mac VPN Install
Click on the the icon “Security & Privacy”.
Step Five: Unlock your Security and Privacy Settings for your Mac VPN Install
Click on the padlock icon located in the lower left hand corner.
Step Six: Enter your username and password to unlock your settings for your Mac VPN Install
Step Seven: Changes the setting to “App Store and identified developers” for your Mac VPN Install
Click the radio button “App Store and identified developers”
Step Eight: Open the Tunnelblick Install File from your Downloads Folder for your Mac VPN Install
Open the Tunnelblick file.
Step Nine: Open the Install File for your Mac VPN Install
Step Ten: Double Click the Tunnelblick Icon for your Mac VPN Install
Step Eleven: Click OK for your Mac VPN Install
Step Twelve: Tunnelblick should now be installed for your Mac VPN Install
Step Thirteen: If not already running in your task bar open Tunnelblick from your applications for your Mac VPN Install
Step Fourteen: Log in to get your Config File for your Mac VPN Install
Log into your Nue Wave VPN account .
Step Fifteen: Access your Keys to get the Config File for your Mac VPN Install
Select from the menu bar the “My Nue Wave” drop down, and select “VPN Keys”
Step Sixteen: Create a name for your Config File for your Mac VPN Install
Next give your key a title, select the device type for the key, and press the email key button. Please be patient, while our server creates the key, updates your account, and emails you the key. Normally your key will arrive to your inbox within 5 minutes. Please also check your spam folder, in case your email server did not recognize our email address.
Step Seventeen: Log in to get the Config File for your Mac VPN Install
Open your email and look for the email from firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email open the attachment with the title you gave the key file and ending with .ovpn.
Step Eighteen: Move the Config File for your Mac VPN Install
Move the downloaded .ovpn file to your documents folder, or another private folder. We recommend creating a file in the documents folder called “Tunnelblick Keys” and saving all your key config files there. But you can choose any location on your computer. For advanced users you might want to put this in a hidden folder like your .ssh folder. It does not matter where you put the file, but it should be somewhere you can remember where you put the key config files.
Drag and drop the file from your downloads folder to another folder of your choosing.
Step Nineteen: Rename the Config File for your Mac VPN Install
Remove the .txt extension that may appear at the end or your .ovpn file.
Step Twenty: Open the .ovpn Config File for your Mac VPN Install
Double click the file to open. Tunnelblick will recognize you opened the file and prompt you to in install the file.
Step Twenty-one: Move the Config File for your Mac VPN Install
Hover over the Tunnelblick Icon and select connect.
Step Twenty-two: Surf the internet privately