Mac VPN Install

We use and promote open source VPN technology using the “Open VPN” architecture. One thing most people don’t know about VPN technology is that open source doesn’t necessarily mean free. What it means is that there is an architecture that already exists that can be built upon. Our Nue Wave VPN service uses this architecture to provide fast, reliable, and inexpensive VPN access to our clients. Instead of creating fancy apps plastered with our name and logo everywhere, we use open source apps that already enable you to use a VPN service. Instead creating apps we concentrate on delivering a stable, secure, and fast certificate gateway at a great price. We believe that you are going to love our service and this article will walk you through step by step on how to install VPN on your Mac.

Step By Step Instructions for Mac VPN Install

The first thing you need to know is that Nue Wave does not use its own application.  Instead of making a new application for the Mac our developers decided to go with a solution that is open source and already freely available.  This save you and us money in the way of providing the VPN service.  Instead of paying Apple 30% of your purchase for hosting our app in their app store, we pass the savings over to you.

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

We recommend the “Tunnelblick” Open VPN application.  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.

Mac VPN Install - Tunnelblick software
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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
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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.

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

Click on the the icon “Security & Privacy”.

Mac VPN Install - Install security & privacy
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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.

Mac VPN Install - Unlock security & privacy
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Step Six: Enter your username and password to unlock your settings for your Mac VPN Install

Mac VPN Install - Security & privacy password
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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”

Mac VPN Install - Security privacy & selection
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Step Eight: Open the Tunnelblick Install File from your Downloads Folder for your Mac VPN Install

Open the Tunnelblick file.

Mac VPN Install - Open installer
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Step Nine: Open the Install File for your Mac VPN Install

Mac VPN Install - Warning message
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Step Ten: Double Click the Tunnelblick Icon for your Mac VPN Install

Mac VPN Install - Doubleclick installer
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Step Eleven: Click OK for your Mac VPN Install

Mac VPN Install - Install password
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Step Twelve: Tunnelblick should now be installed for your Mac VPN Install

Mac VPN Install - Tunnelblick toolbar
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Step Thirteen: If not already running in your task bar open Tunnelblick from your applications for your Mac VPN Install

Mac VPN Install - Open Tunnelblick
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Step Fourteen: Log in to get your Config File for your Mac VPN Install

Log into your Nue Wave VPN account .

Mac VPN Install - Account login
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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”

Mac VPN Install - Select My Nue Wave
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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.

Mac VPN Install - Generate key file
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Step Seventeen: Log in to get the Config File for your Mac VPN Install

Open your email and look for the email from vpn@nuenotion.com.  In the email open the attachment with the title you gave the key file and ending with .ovpn.

Mac VPN Install - Download key file
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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.

Mac VPN Install - Move file
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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.

Mac VPN Install - Change name
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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.

Mac VPN Install - ovpn password
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Step Twenty-one: Move the Config File for your Mac VPN Install

Hover over the Tunnelblick Icon and select connect.

Mac VPN Install - Tunnelblick connect
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Step Twenty-two: Surf the internet privately

Mac VPN Install - Connected
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