Manual Configuration for MacOS with Viscosity

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Your FoxyProxy accounts come with both proxy and VPN service.

These instructions explain how to connect to your account using the VPN applications called Viscosity.

After installing viscosity, follow these directions to configure it for your FoxyProxy account:

Step 1

Open Viscosity by selecting its toolbar icon and then clicking “Preferences”.

select preferences option

Step 2

Click “+” then Import Connection then From File.

click plus icon then import connection from file

Step 3

From the file selection window, find the .ovpn file that you downloaded from the Control Panel. NOTE THAT IF YOU DOWNLOADED THE FILE WITH SAFARI, THEN SAFARI CHANGED THE FILE EXTENSION FROM .OVPN TO .OVPN.TXT.. Safari sucks. Use Chrome or Firefox or Vivaldi.

Step 4

Look for the “Connection Imported” window and click the OK button.
connection imported window

Step 5

You should now see ” disconnected” in the window.

Step 6

From the toolbar, click the Viscosity icon and select “Connect <server name>”.

Step 7

You are now prompted for username/password. These were provided to you after purchase and also emailed to you. You can also retrieve them from the Control Panel. Copy and paste this info to avoid typos! Be sure to check “Remember details in my KeyChain” so you don’t have to type this ever again.  Enter username and password

Step 8

You’ll see “<server name> connecting” in the window. Wait for it to say “<server name> connected” in the Viscosity window. Ignore any popup message that says you’re connected with an IP of 10.x.x.x.

Step 9

To confirm it’s working, visit https://getfoxyproxy.org/geoip and ensure it says a different location and IP address than you expect.

geoip_scrnshot

Step 10 – Disconnecting

To disconnect, select the Viscosity toolbar icon and click the “Disconnect “. You can confirm that you’re disconnected by again visiting https://getfoxyproxy.org/geoip/. It should display your current, real location and IP address.

Disconnecting