Which OpenVPN client use for macOS?

jplw

Regular Contributor

Have used this for years and it works very well. One feature that I like is the kill switch that cuts the connection when the connection to the server is lost.
Interesting. I used this with the latest firmware on my 66U B1. Turning it on then off crashed the router every time. I switched to OpenVPN for Mac and all was well. I reported this to Asus.
 

bbunge

Part of the Furniture
Interesting. I used this with the latest firmware on my 66U B1. Turning it on then off crashed the router every time. I switched to OpenVPN for Mac and all was well. I reported this to Asus.
Latest firmware does not mean much. Asuswrt or Merlin and the firmware version? Did you disable compression in the OpenVPN Server?

I manage an RT-AC86U for some friends and have no issues with Tunnelblick. Also use other clients on Windows and Linux with no issues.
 
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jplw

Regular Contributor
Latest firmware does not mean much. Asuswrt or Merlin and the firmware version? Did you disable compression in the OpwnVPN Server?

I manage an RT-AC86U for some friends and have no issues with Tunnelblick. Also use other clients on Windows and Linux with no issues.
I meant the stock firmware. Tunnelblick on my Mac worked before this latest firmware (3.0.0.4.386_49703). I made no changes to it. compression was enabled by default. I noticed that Tunnelblick complained that the vpn server was configured wrong somehow. No complains from OpenVPN, and it works.
 
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Chuckles67

Regular Contributor
TunnelBlick on MacOS (10, 11, 12) has been reliable for several years - no known router crashes connected to OVPN server on AX86U and AC66U_B1. Routers running Merlin firmware. OVPN Server Advanced settings include
Code:
TLS Control channel security > Encrypt channel
Compression: Disable
TunnelBlick on MacOS also used to connect to NordVPN and GL.iNet Mango OVPN Server.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
I use Tunnelblick for my customers for remote work.
 

maxbraketorque

Very Senior Member
I've been using Tunnelblick on my Macs since I started running OVPN on my ASUS routers in ~2019. Has always worked well, and I like the features. I've never seen it crash an OVPN server, but if it did, I would look to an issue with the server before I'd blame it on Tunnelblick. Think about all the commercial VPN providers and their customers - Tunnelblick would be quickly singled out if it was problematic.
 

Yota

Very Senior Member
Tunnelblick is fine, but I personally use Passepartout because I bought it and it works great on both my iOS and macOS.
 

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