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MAC OS X Tunnelblick configuration for OpenVPN

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MAC OS X Tunnelblick configuration for OpenVPN

You can connect to DNSFlex VPN servers using the OpenVPN open source software.  DNSFlex VPN App is currently under development.



Before you begin


Create a DNSFlex account, then log into the dashboard to manage your SOCKS5/VPN username and password.





  • Once you are logged in, select the “VPN” tab





  • Next, enter your username and password.  This login will be used for VPN, SOCKS5 and SSH server access.






Step1 – Download the Tunnelblick Software


Open up your browser and download the latest Tunnelblick, software here.  



Step 2 – Install Software


  • Open the link to the downloaded installer .dmg file.




  • Double click the link to the OpenVPN tunnelblick file you just downloaded to begin the installation process





  • Once the installation completes, you will be presented with a message – “Installation Succeeded“.
  • Click “Launch





Step 3 – Download DNSFlex OpenVPN Configuration Files


The next step, you must download the VPN server configuration files necessary so that the OpenVPN Software knows where to connect to.


  • Start by visiting the DNSFlex VPN locator map here.


  • Select Country


  • Select the VPN configuration file from the drop down menu





Step 4 – Setup Tunnelblick with OpenVPN configuration files


Now that you have properly installed Tunnelblick software on your computer and downloaded the DNSFlex ovpn configuration files, its time to configure Tunnelblick with OpenVPN configuration files.


  • The “Welcome to Tunnelblick” setup wizard will ask you to configure OpenVPN.  Select “I have configuration files” to import the ovpn files you downloaded in the previous step.




  • Navigate to the “downloads” folder, or wherever the openvpn files in step 3 were downloaded to.  Double click the configuration file you would like to import.  Note: Non Administrative users may be promoted to enter the username and password for authentication.


  • The installer will display a message that one configuration has been installed, now the server will be listed in the VPN Server list.  Click “OK” to accept this message.



Step 5 – Connect to the VPN Server


Now that you have properly installed the application and configured DNSFlex OpenVPN files its time to connect to the VPN server.


  • Click on the Tunnelblick icon on the right of your screen




  • From the drop down menu, select “Connect {server name}


  • When promoted to enter your username and password, enter the DNSFlex username and password created in the VPN Dashboard.


  • A notification message will appear on the top right of your screen to let you know you are connected.
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