VPN-UK MAC SETUP GUIDE
1 Download Tunnelblick. Tunnelblick provides free, user-friendly control of OpenVPN client connections for Mac OS.
2 Download the from here config file and save it to your computer.
This can be accomplished by either clicking on the file and viewing it as a text file, then using "File - Save As" menu options.
Alternatively you can Control-Click the link and select Download Linked File
3 To begin installation of OpenVPN for Mac OS, navigate to your Downloads folder and double click the Tunnelblick disc image (DMG) file you just downloaded.
4 Double-click on the Tunnelblick icon in the Tunnelblick disk image Finder window.
5 A new dialogue box appears: Tunnelblick is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it? Click Open.
6 An installation dialogue appears: Install Tunnelblick? Click Install.
7 A dialogue box appears: Installation succeeded. Tunnelblick was successfully installed. Do you wish to launch Tunnelblick now? (An administrator username and password will be required so Tunnelblick can be secured.) Click Launch.
8 You may see a dialogue box: Tunnelblick needs to repair ownership/permissions of the program to secure it. Type your password to allow Tunnelblick to make changes. If so, enter your computer’s admininstrator username and password and click OK. Then exit Tunnelblick totally.
9 VERY IMPORTANT: Please make sure the Tunnelblick is not running in the background – the configurations would fail to be imported if Tunnelblick is running. So make sure to QUIT the Tunnelblick program.
10 Find the britishtvclub.ovpn configuration file and double-click on it. (An administrator username and password will be required). By doing this, you will add the servers to the Tunnelblick server list.
11 Launch Tunnelblick if it isn't running, then find the Tunnelblick icon in your menu bar (top right). Click on the Tunnelblick icon to bring down the dropdown menu and you will see our server.
11 Select the server and click connect.
12 Enter your British TV Club website username (not email address) and password. Your username is:
- mark the box Save in Keychain and click Ok.
13 You are connected to VPN. To disconnect click on the Tunnelblick icon in your menu bar and select Disconnect from the drop down menu.
It is best practice to only use the VPN when you want a secure connection via the UK, e.g., when accessing UK restricted websites and services, or if you are using a public wifi spot and are concerned about security. When using the VPN, all of your data is routed via the UK which could slow down your web browsing slightly, so we recommend disconnecting from the VPN for general day to day web browsing.
Ignore any adverts on the OpenVPN app for "Private Tunnel" and "Access Server " - which are premium packages from the OpenVPN software developers, the OpenVPN Connect program is free!