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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.



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 – Add VPN Username or SOCKS Authorised IP’s


Log into the DNSFLEX members area dashboard here.  If you are using the VPN service – create a VPN username and password, if you are using the SOCKS Proxies – enter your authorised IP’s.   If you plan to use both VPN and SOCKS then configure both VPN username and SOCKS Proxies Authorised IP.





Step 4 – Choose your IP Type


This section allows you to choose what type of IP you want your VPN endpoint to connect to.    Please read the pop up article “which to choose” to fully understand the different use cases in order to make the correct choice.





Step 5 – Download 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.   Download the lone configuration file in the members are dashboard.  This will be the only config file required to connect to all your IP endpoints.


To connect to SOCKS Proxies, copy the SOCKS endpoint host name and port and enter it into your proxy software.





Step 6 – Setup Tunnelblick with OpenVPN configuration files


Now that you have properly installed Tunnelblick software on your computer and downloaded the DNSFlex ovpn configuration file, 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 7 – 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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