How do I install OpenVPN on my computer? (Mac)

You can set up your computer to use the University OpenVPN connection by installing any free openVPN client e.g TunnelBlick.

You can download TunnelBlick from the link here:

  • Double click the config file named ssl-vpn-TCP-443-config.ovpn inside the zip to open it with the OpenVPN software
  • If the software is not set as default you can Ctrl+Click the file and select open with the OpenVPN software

  • Click the Tunnelblick icon in the top right hand corner of the screen
  • Click VPN details

  • Click Connect and enter your Aberystwyth University username and password
  • Make sure that Monitor networking settings, Route all IPv4 thropugh the VPN, and Disable IPv6 are ticked

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