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How to Setup Openvpn on Mac Using Viscosity?

Jul 07, 2014
Nov 15, 2021
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Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • Mac Supported Device.
  • A Premium PureVPN account (If you haven’t bought yet click here to buy)
Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration.

  • Once logged in go to Account & Billing section.

  • On Account and Billing section click on drop-down icon

  • Click on Show/Update VPN password

  • Note down your PureVPN username and click on Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.

How to connect PureVPN manually on Mac.
  • In order to configure OpenVPN on Mac, you need to download Viscosity and required OpenVPN files. Once Viscosity is downloaded, drag it to Application Icon

Click here to download Viscosity
Click here to download OpenVPN files

In order to configure OpenVPN on Mac, you need to download Viscosity and required OpenVPN files. Once 'Viscosity' is downloaded, drag it to 'Application' Icon  Click here to download Viscosity Click here to download OpenVPN files
  • Go to applications and run Viscosity
Go to applications and run "Viscosity"
  • Click Viscosity icon from Menu bar and select Preferences..
 Click on Viscosity icon from Menu bar and select "Preferences.."
  • Click + icon
  • Select Import Connection > From File
Do the following:  Click on "+" icon Select Import Connection > From File
  • Select desired server from PureVPN OpenVPN files
 Select desired server from PureVPN OpenVPN files
  • Click OK
Click on "OK"

( Repeat the Step 4 – 6 to add more servers )

  • Click Viscosity icon from Menu bar and select desired server
 Click on Viscosity icon from Menu bar and select desired server
  • Insert the following info:
  1. Enter your PureVPN credentials. Here is how you can find your VPN credentials.
  2. Check Remember details in my Keychain to save account details.
  3. Click OK
Insert Username provided by PureVPN Insert Password provided by PureVPN Check "Remember details in my Keychain" to save account details. Click "OK"
  • You are connected now. Enjoy Internet FREEDOM!
You are connected now. Enjoy Internet FREEDOM!

To disconnect VPN

  • Click Viscosity icon from the Menu bar and select Disconnect.
Click on the Viscosity icon from the Menu bar and select Disconnect.

Caution: If you are looking for higher security, then please follow this guide to disable your IPv6

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Comments (4 )

4 Comments

  1. PureVPN Team says:

    Thanks for reaching out. Servers speed depends on various factors, we are Glad you are now getting good speed.

    Let us know if we can assist you with anything else!

  2. PureVPN Team says:

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. We would suggest you try other protocols, this usually have good impact on speed.

    Let us know if this works!

    • wojobucco says:

      Yes, other protocols do work much faster, but it’s my preference to use OpenVPN with Viscosity as the security is much better, and I find the Viscosity software to be much more user friendly.

      After I posted this, I did find a server that offered acceptable speeds with Viscosity/OpenVPN: US-NEWYORK-TCP.

      Others that I tried before: US-VIRGINIA-TCP, US-SANFRANCISCO-TCP, etc. were completely unusable.

  3. wojobucco says:

    I get terrible speeds when using Viscosity. I’ve tried several servers, and the performance on all of them is bad. How to fix?