Mac VPN Install

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
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Step One: Get the App for your Mac VPN Install.

Download the “Tunnelblick” Open VPN application.  To get this app, go to  Select download latest stable version. The app will be downloaded to your downloads folder.

Mac VPN Install - Tunnelblick software


Step Two: Check your downloads folder for the install file for your Mac VPN Install

Check your downloads folder for a file named Tunnelblick.

Mac VPN Install - Tunnelblick downloaded

Step Three: Change your Security and Privacy Settings

Click on the apple icon then click on the System Preferences item.

Mac VPN Install - System preferences

Step Four: Select Security and Privacy for your Mac VPN Install

Click on the the icon “Security & Privacy”.

Mac VPN Install - Install security & privacy

Step Five: Unlock your Security and Privacy Settings

Click on the padlock icon located in the lower left hand corner.

Mac VPN Install - Unlock security & privacy

Step Six: Enter your username and password to unlock your settings for your Mac VPN Install

Mac VPN Install - Security & privacy password

Step Seven: Change the setting to “App Store and identified developers”

Click the radio button “App Store and identified developers”

Mac VPN Install - Security privacy & selection

Step Eight: Open the Tunnelblick Install File from your Downloads Folder

Open the Tunnelblick file.

Mac VPN Install - Open installer

Step Nine: Open the Install File

Mac VPN Install - Warning message

Step Ten: Double Click the Tunnelblick Icon

Mac VPN Install - Doubleclick installer

Step Eleven: Click OK

Mac VPN Install - Install password

Step Twelve: Tunnelblick should now be installed

Mac VPN Install - Tunnelblick toolbar

Step Thirteen: If not already running in your task bar open Tunnelblick from your applications

Mac VPN Install - Open Tunnelblick

Step Fourteen: Log in to get your Device Profile

Log into your Nue Wave VPN account .

Step Fifteen: After logging in your account screen will be shown

Select register devices

Step Sixteen: Create a name for your Device Profile

Next give your device profile a title, select the device type, and press the Email Device File button.  Please be patient, while our server creates the key, updates your account, and emails you the Device Profile.  Normally your Device Profile 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 your email get the Device Profile for your Mac VPN Install

Open your email and look for the email from  In the email open the attachment with the title you gave the device profile and ending with .ovpn.

Mac VPN Install - Download key file

Step Eighteen: Move the Device Profile

Move the downloaded .ovpn file to your documents folder, or another private folder. We recommend creating a file in the documents folder called “Tunnelblick” and saving all your Device Profile 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 device profile keys.

Drag and drop the file from your downloads folder to another folder of your choosing.

Mac VPN Install - Move file

Step Nineteen: Rename the Device Profile

Remove the .txt extension that may appear at the end or your .ovpn file.

Mac VPN Install - Change name

Step Twenty: Open the .ovpn Device Profile 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.

Mac VPN Install - ovpn password

Step Twenty-one: Open your VPN Connection

Hover over the Tunnelblick Icon and select connect.

Mac VPN Install - Tunnelblick connect

Step Twenty-two: Surf the internet privately

Mac VPN Install - Connected