This guide describes the configuration of OpenVPN on Mac OS X using the
The walk-through is based on Viscosity v1.4.2
Viscosity is a commercial OpenVPN client, which is known for proper DNS handling and therefore recommended on Mac OS X.
If you dislike to use a commercial client, you can follow the
Start by downloading the latest
If not done automatically, open the disk image and drag the Viscosity icon to your Applications folder.
IPredator-MacOSX-Password.ovpn to your Downloads folder.
The certificates are already included in the config file.
Viscosity from the Applications folder by clicking on its icon.
Viscosity's menu bar item — a globe — has appeared. Click on it and select
In the lower left corner of the
Preferences window, there is a + button.
When you click it, a pop-up menu appears. Select Import Connection/ From File….
A dialog window informs that the connection has been imported. Click
Back in Viscosity's
Preferences, select the newly imported connection named IPredator-MacOSX-Password.
Then click Edit.
You do not need to alter too many settings, because most of them are read from the configuration file.
The settings are shown for completeness and comparison.
General tab, you change the Connection Name to simply IPredator.
Make sure to have Enable IPv6 unchecked.
Authenticion tab lists the authentication type and the used certificates.
The certificates have been included in the already imported configuration file.
Options tab deals with tunnel persistence, the peer certificate type and compression.
It is important to have Pull Options checked, which is a default setting.
Networking tab, check Send all traffic over VPN connection and also Enable DNS support.
Skip the Proxy tab and click Advanced.
Advanced tab, the most important part is the Extra OpenVPN configuration commands.
Amongst other parameters, TLS settings and the used cipher are specified here.
Back in the
Preferences window, switch to the General tab.
For convenience, check Start Viscosity at Login.
Switch to the Advanced tab.
Advanced tab, uncheck Accept IPv6 Router Advertisements.
Have Allow unsafe OpenVPN commands to be used unchecked and close the Preferences window.
Click on Viscosity's globe icon in the menu bar and select
A black translucent window appears, which shows that the connection status currently is
Keep the Details window open and continue reading.
Click on Viscosity's globe icon in the menu bar again, but select
Connect IPredator this time.
The following dialog asks for your
Username and Password.
Enter your IPredator credentials here.
Check Remember details in my Keychain to save your credentials.
Details window now changes the displayed connection state to connected and shows your assigned IP address.
A bandwidth graph gets generated in nearly real-time.
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If you experience any problem after using this guide, please check our
Problem Guide and the FAQ first.
An overview of the OpenVPN settings detailing technical aspects a bit more in depth and some tweaks is available here.
This guides configuration connects your client to our OpenVPN service via UDP. As outlined in the
OpenVPN settings, connecting via TCP and/or to different ports is also supported.
TCP is needed if you have to go through a HTTP proxy to reach our servers or if your provider rate-limits UDP connections on port 1194.
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