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How to Setup Openvpn on Mac Using Viscosity?

Jul 07, 2014
Jan 04, 2023
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OpenVPN setup on Viscosity is now easier than ever before, thanks to this step by step guide from PureVPN. Follow the guide to get it set up now!

Things to Consider:

  1. You have a working internet connection
  2. Mac Supported Device.
  3. A Premium PureVPN account (If you havenโ€™t bought yet click ๐Ÿ‘‰here to buy)
Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration.

To find your VPN credentials log into the PureVPN member area. Click ๐Ÿ‘‰ here to visit member area.

  • Login to the Member area using your PureVPN registered email address and password.
  • On subscriptions tab scroll down to be able to view your VPN credentials.
  • You will be able to see and copy your VPN credentials.
  • 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.
  • Firstly, download the PureVPN OpenVPN configuration files from ๐Ÿ‘‰this link below then save and extract them. If you already have the required ovpn file then skip this step.
  • Now go to the Viscosity website and download the latest version ๐Ÿ‘‰from there:
  • Now double click the Downloaded (.dmg) file, drag & drop the Viscosity icon to the Applications folder to start the installation process.
  • Once the installation is finished, open the Viscosity client from the Applications folder.
  • Now click the button, select Import Connection then From Fileโ€ฆ and go to the folder where you have downloaded the ovpn files and choose your desired file to connect.
  • Once the file is loaded, right-click the Profile and then click Connect button to initiate the VPN connection.
  • Enter your PureVPN credentials. Here is how you can ๐Ÿ‘‰find your VPN credentials and its password in the pop-up window and click OK. Check the Save in keychain option in order to save the credentials in the client.
  • PureVPN OpenVPN connection is now Connected your Viscosity client.
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Comments (4 )


  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?