Setting up OpenVPN on Mac OS X using Tunnelblick


***If you do not prefer to setup manually please download EarthVPN MAC OS VPN Client software
and install it by right click open menu***

This guide describes the configuration of OpenVPN on Mac OS X using the Tunnelblick client.

We offer preconfigured tunnelblick installation for TCP 80 and UDP 53 ports seperately.We suggest to use OpenVPN UDP ports for connecting to servers which are on other continents(Ping latency over 100ms).Feel free to test both port protocol/ports in order to clarify which port/protocol is best performing for you.In case TCP 80 or UDP 53 port is blocked on your network/internet service provider setup please contact our support department for other tcp and udp port configurations.

Set up a VPN connection on Mac. To connect to a virtual private network (VPN), you need to enter configuration settings in Network preferences. These settings include the VPN server address, account name, and any authentication settings, such as a password or a certificate you received from the network administrator. Aug 03, 2020 The easiest way to set up a VPN is to install the provider’s software. As long as the VPN is compatible with MacOS, we recommend this. It’s also possible to install a VPN manually by adjusting the system preferences of your Mac. Setting up your VPN on MacOS this way can be useful when you want to be able to configure all the VPN’s. Set up a VPN connection on Mac. To connect to a virtual private network (VPN), you need to enter configuration settings in Network preferences. These settings include the VPN server address, account name, and any authentication settings, such as a password or a certificate you received from the network administrator.

Start by downloading Tunnelblick for your choice of protocol/port.

  • Mac OS X 10.4 – 10.9 with preconfigured TCP 80: Tunnelblick 3.3 stable release
  • Mac OS X 10.4 – 10.9 with preconfigured UDP 53: Tunnelblick 3.3 stable release

In case you need to uninstall your current tunnelblick software please download below uninstaller and run it.

  • Tunnelblick Uninstaller: Tunnelblick Uninstaller

Installing Tunnelblick

Double click to install downloaded Tunnelblick application.You will see below window.

Double click Tunnelblick icon.You can select “open” for the warning and enter your mac os admin password in order to install tunnelblick.

You will see below window.You can select to install configuration files for all users or only you.Please approve by clicking “All Users” or “Only Me” button for every vpn location and enter your mac os admin password when asked.

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You will see below window.Click “Launch” button.

You will see below window.Click “Check for a change” button.

You will be asked to check for updates automatically. Uncheck Include anonymous system profile, then click Check Automatically.

Test run

Tunnelblick has placed an icon in the menu bar. Click on it and select Connect your desired EarthVPN server.

Enter your EarthVPN credentials in the Username and Password fields. For convenience, check Save in Keychain. Click OK.


Three black translucent status windows appear, one after the other, displaying the connection state.

After having successfully connected, the Tunnelblick icon in the menu bar changes to an illuminated one and the status window disappears.

Once connected you can go to IPLocation.net to check on your new vpn secured IP address.


To disconnect your Mac OS X client from our OpenVPN server, just click on the the Tunnelblick icon and select Disconnect.

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