Setting up your VPN access on the Apple Mac OSX.
OpenVPN Connection Setup Tutorials
VPNUK recommends Tunnelblick and Viscosity for standalone OpenVPN connections and VPNUK Eclipse for additional protection
There are a number of different methods of connecting to the VPNUK servers over an OpenVPN connection. VPNUK recommends connections through Tunnelblick and Viscosity. Tunnelblick is a free client that requires a small amount of setup configuration where as Viscosity is a commercial OpenVPN client that offers a very simple setup procedure. Viscosity is free to evaluate for 30 days, if you would like to purchase Viscosity after 30 days you can do so for just $9.00 USD.
Click here to configure your OpenVPN configuration file, our system will then email it to you or give you the option to download it directly from our server ready to insert into the OpenVPN application. If you are unable to download from here, please log into the Client CP or go to our Downloads page, we have many more download mirrors available.
VPNUK Eclipse for Mac OS X Setup Tutorials
VPNUK recommends our VPNUK Eclipse for additional DPI protection!
We have also developed the VPNUK Eclipse service, this service has been configured to work with an OpenVPN connection. Specifically designed to assist anyone suffering problems with DPI, network restrictions or strict firewalls blocking VPN connections. This setup tutorial will guide you through the whole setup procedure for creating a regular OpenVPN connection, we will then show you how to enable the VPNUK Eclipse service. We strongly recommend this type of connection if you connect to the VPNUK service from the Middle East and China.
The Apple Mac El Capitan OS X has compatibility with IKEv2 VPN connections. IKEv2 compatibilty is now built into the latest OS X version which we recommend configuring to your VPNUK account. IKEv2 connections configured on Apple devices are secure, reliable and very easy to setup. Our system will send you all the nessesary files and configuration settings, all you have to do is click onto install and then enter your password.
VPNUK recommend users create a manual VPN connection on OSX. L2TP is a native connection and should function without any issues.
PPTP is a native connection on OSX and should provide you with a stable connection which should function without problems on virtually all systems. IMPORTANT NOTE: Mac OS X Sierra no longer supports PPTP connections.
We have developed our own pre-configured, self updating Connection Software for all Mac OS X builds compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 and later. The software assists with connections over PPTP and L2TP/IPSec and also handles connections over OpenVPN through Tunnelblick. Our software is very easy to setup and configure. In order to setup the software just enter your login details and choose your server from the availability list. Click Here to download the VPNUK Connection Assistant software. If you are unable to download from here, please log into the Client CP or go to our Downloads page, we have many more download mirrors available.
SmartDNS Setup Tutorial
The VPNUK Smart DNS service is a brilliant way to access certain web sites and services including streaming media and social networking services. The VPNUK Smart DNS services works on virtually every kind of system or device, this includes Smart TV's and Games Consoles! You can now bypass the need to log in or even create a VPN connection. In order to connect to the VPNUK Smart DNS service you only have to to make one small edit to the connection settings of the system or device you would like to connect.
What are the benefits of the VPNUK Smart DNS service
Using VPNUK Smart DNS and its ever expanding whitelist of available services is a brilliant way of maintaining a low ping time and high speed in countries that have poor routing, throttle or even filter VPN connections. If you do not require the additional security of a VPN connection you are now able to connect to your VPNUK account through the VPNUK Smart DNS service. Another massive benefit with our Smart DNS service is that you can access content from multiple countries without having to switch server IP, the Smart DNS service does all of that for you in the background without you even realising!