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In our last article we have explained you toUSING VPN SERVICE ON NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK ROUTER VIA ANDROID DEVICE“. In this article Netgear tech support team at Icognix will help you in CONFIGURING VPN ON NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK ROUTER USING MAC COMPUTER.

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is used to keep your data over the internet safe by encrypting it from the sender side and then decrypting it on the receiver side. It can also keep your identity hidden so that you can browse the internet anonymously. Even your ISP will not be able to know what you are doing over the internet. You can also browse the blocked or restricted content over the internet by the use of VPN. Netgear Tech Support suggests you to setup a VPN on your Netgear Nighthawk Router if you are in need of any of the feature mentioned above.


This Netgear Tech Support article will guide you on how to setup VPN service on your nighthawk router from a MAC Computer.

Follow steps below:

  1.       Open a web browser from the MAC computer which is connected to the router. Make sure that you are connected to the internet as well.
  2.       Go to or or enter the IP address of your router.
  3.       Enter the username and password when prompted. Default username is admin and default password is password.
  4.       Go to ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > VPN Service.
  5.       Click on Enable VPN Service and click on Apply button to save your settings.
  6.       Now click on For non-Windows button to download the files and save them on your computer.
  7.       Download and install the Tunnelblick VPN client from the link and launch it.
  8.       Click on I have configuration files button and click on OK button.
  9.       Now make a new folder and transfer all the files which you have previously downloaded into this folder. Rename this folder as you want and add .tblk at the end of the name.
  10.   Now open the folder and select either All users or Only Me.
  11.   Click on the application icon on the top right and click on Connect button.
  12.   Your VPN will get connected after a couple of seconds.


If you have any questions or are facing any issues, please contact to Netgear Tech Support. Call on Netgear Tech Support toll-free number at 1-888-479-2017.


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