How to Setup Openvpn on Mac Using Viscosity?

Jul 07, 2014
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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)

1 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

2 Go to applications and run “Viscosity”

3 Click on Viscosity icon from Menu bar and select “Preferences..”

4 Do the following:

  • Click on “+” icon
  • Select Import Connection > From File

5 Select desired server from PureVPN OpenVPN files

6 Click on “OK”

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

7 Click on Viscosity icon from Menu bar and select desired server

8 Insert the following info:

  • Insert Username provided by PureVPN
  • Insert Password provided by PureVPN
  • Check “Remember details in my Keychain” to save account details.
  • Click “OK”

9 You are connected now. Enjoy Internet FREEDOM!

To disconnect VPN

  • 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 )


  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?