VPN Setup for MAC OS X : OpenVPN Protocol

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This article explains how to set up an OpenVPN protocol connection manually on a MAC OSX. Below the informative video, you will find step-by-step instructions. The video covers Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Before we begin, you need to Activate your VPN account from your Smart DNS Proxy MyAccount panel. In order to do this login to your https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/MyAccount.

Under Home section you will find  VPN Configuration Status. There simply enter the VPN username you would like to use and then click Activate. Your VPN account password will be the same as your Smart DNS Proxy account.

For troubleshooting, please scroll down to the bottom of this page. For any case, if you need to Uninstall Tunnelblick, you can download the Uninstaller here.

Setting up your MAC OSX for OpenVPN:


Download Tunnelblick from: http://code.google.com/p/tunnelblick/wiki/DownloadsEntry?tm=2


Install Tunnelblick by following the on-screen instructions:


Launch Tunnelblick


When installation finished,  click Quit.


Now  Click Here to Download Config Files for Smart DNS Proxy VPN Network.


Extract the file you downloaded.
 File name should be like SmartDNSProxy-OpenVPN.zip.

Click the desired port-protocol directory. If that protocol port is blocked on your network, you can always choose the others and try again.  We suggest using OpenVPN UDP ports first for connecting to servers.

Now Select the Country/City of the OpenVPN Server Network you like to get connected and double click. Config file will start the Tunnelblick application. Accept to open the Tunnelblick.

Click All Users. 

Your Mac might ask you the Mac login password to allow installation depending of your mac security preference.

You might be prompted to check your IP after VPN connection.  You can click Check for a change or Do not check for a change depending o your preference.


Once the Tunnelblick configuration applied you can click on the Tunnelblick icon on your top right side of the taskbar.  Click on Tunnelblick and Select the VPN Network you like to get connected.

You will be prompted to enter your VPN account Username and Password. If you don't remember your VPN account credentials, navigate to the MyAccount > HOME section. You will find the VPN section below.

Enter your VPN Account username and password. Make sure to select "Save in Keychain" so you won't need to enter these information again in the future.

You are now connected and all your internet traffic is Encrypted & Secured!

How to add more locations to Tunnelblick?

You can add more locations to Tunnelblick screen. So you can choose anyone to connect anytime. In order to do this.

1. Close Tunnelblick

2. Open your SmartDNSProxy OpenVPN Config File folder.

3. Select the SmartDNSProxy OpenVPN location you like to add to Tunnelblick and double click. 

Tunnelblick will load and add the new config.If you are experiencing any trouble of setup and need assistance, please contact our 24/7 support team here: https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/Contactus

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